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by Erik Danielsen
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 5232

Re: County Rucker Index

This really is a fun concept. In NY I spend the most time in my home county of Chautauqua County (the westernmost in the state) and then in Cattaraugus County (immediately to the east of Chautauqua County). Between Zoar Valley and Allegany State Park, I suspect Cattaraugus County is almost definitel...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: An excel formula for the SOLO R/T?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: An excel formula for the SOLO R/T?

You would just need two input columns, and then a third column with a simple formula that incorporates the reticle factor and the inputs from the first two columns (just the same math problem you do on paper now). Then a fourth column dividing the results from the third column by three, if you're in...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Catching up
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Re: Catching up

Bob, if I had to make a guess from the bark alone, I'd call that a cuke! Probably isn't, though.

Thanks for sharing.
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY
Replies: 16
Views: 2984

Re: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY

Elijah, that's interesting... around here it seemed the sycamores were last to leaf out, but they did put on nice full crowns when they did. It's been a high-precipitation spring here but with concentrated rain periods interspersed with a couple days at a time of warm sunny weather. Still no good fo...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY
Replies: 16
Views: 2984

Re: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY

This year, a group out of SUNY Fredonia is publishing a book on the cultural and natural history of the Canadaway Creek, and I was invited to write a section discussing the trees and forests associated with the creek. While it avoids being too technical for the most part, members here will be glad t...
by Erik Danielsen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Letchworth State Park
Replies: 21
Views: 3986

Re: Letchworth State Park

Great finds. Letchworth has so much ground to cover! Have you seen any Balsam Poplar among the younger trees in successional floodplain there? It's showed up abundantly in the Chautauqua Gorge, and when I was recently there with a botanist who's going to be working on an up-to-date flora of new york...
by Erik Danielsen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Home

Was that cucumber magnolia a well-formed single stem towards the base? One of similar girth at the Montgomery estate was disappointingly just a chunky double, but I've seen photos suggesting the species can develop and excellent open-grown form under the right conditions.
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Opportunity to make our data count
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Opportunity to make our data count

Bob, I agree it is a slow conversation but I'm sure many of us are eager to contribute. I'm making plans for some good data collection from Allegany state park. When I look back at a lot of my past data, though, it's a bit daunting to think about how to sort through it and extract the most relevant ...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Nikon Coolshot 80i VR
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Nikon Coolshot 80i VR

Don, that is a method some cheap cameras and cellphones use (it can be done better later by software that performs R-L Deconvolution sharpening, like RAWtherapee). The stabilization technology in higher end photo gear (and specifically designated by the "VR" branding in Nikon products like this) rel...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Nikon Coolshot 80i VR
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Nikon Coolshot 80i VR

I would not be certain of that yet- Nikon has extensive experience in stabilizing optics (as I've appreciated in their VR camera lenses as well), and this technology is what would result in a more stable view through the eyepiece, and this is what might improve accuracy in SD measurements in reducin...

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