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by Erik Danielsen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Buckhorn Island State Park

Our understanding of tree species distributions and forest types is definitely still a work in progress. Often those in a position of management for resource or conservation have to treat the available information as comprehensive and set due to the nature of their work, and I think that working att...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 2615

Re: A 50m NY Pine

On September 10 2020 a group of eight gathered at the pulloff on Rt. 3: myself, Rob Leverett, Rob's son Devin, Howard Stoner, Howard's friends Betsy, Greg, and (I warned them I don't remember names well), and finally journalist Annie Stoltie from Adirondack Wild. We were there to visit and perform a...
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3937

Re: Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area

Nothing like a good bushwack to a viewless peak with no official trails to avoid the crowds in the adirondacks this summer. Interesting to hear about the old-growth hardwoods you encountered at elevation- in my recent trip over the flank of Ampersand and bushwacking up adjacent Van Dorrien, some rea...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Eastern States Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 126
Views: 23705

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Brian, I don't have a date for the Juniper unfortunately. He sent me some data for reference when I was on my way down to coastal GA for a vacation, but it doesn't include the year it was collected.
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Buckhorn Island State Park

Hi Brian, I think the marsh stays pretty wet. It has artificial impoundments that regulate the water level to some degree, having been a "wetland reconstruction" project some decades ago. The forests are not so much flooded in the sense of being floodplains of the Niagara, but the extremely poorly-d...
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Eastern States Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 126
Views: 23705

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Hi Brian, NYC Rucker updated: RHI5: 135.22 RHI10: 129.06 RHI20: 121.87 5- Tuliptree- 151.2 Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan Northern Red Oak- 135.8 Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan Bitternut Hickory- 131.1 Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan Chestnut Oak- 131 Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan American Sycamore- 127 Van Cor...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Buckhorn Island State Park

Buckhorn Island State Park is located at the north end of Grand Island, an irregularly shaped, relatively flat island situated in the Niagara river between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, about 7 miles long on its longest dimension. The ecology of Grand Island is aligned with that of certain other parts ...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Zoar Valley Update
Replies: 80
Views: 21566

Re: Zoar Valley Update

Brian, I wondered about Ohio, but I just can't find its 160' sycamore! Can you point me to the right thread or trip report?
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Zoar Valley Update
Replies: 80
Views: 21566

Re: Zoar Valley Update

Elijah, I had the same thoughts on my mind on my last visit to Zoar. How many tree species? How many canopy species vs species on the tree/shrub threshold that do qualify as understory trees in Zoar? How many woody plant species in all including low shrubs? I started putting together a list last nig...
by Erik Danielsen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Zoar Valley Update
Replies: 80
Views: 21566

Re: Zoar Valley Update

In case anyone missed what happened with Elijah's latest post- that tallest tulip is the same as the one Bob and Dale measured to 156' during the "tally in the valley." It joins the two south branch trees, and the tallest Sycamore, to bring Zoar up to 4 trees over 160'. Speaking of which, I have a s...

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