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by Erik Danielsen
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park

I could certainly see vine-shedding ability as a possible selection pressure in Sycamore's evolutionary history: in my area at least the native vining species (poison ivy mostly but also virginia creeper) have been growing further and thicker up the trees and across the ground, especially in disturb...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park

Beautiful photographs. For some reason the Panama Tree shown here reminds me strongly of sycamore, in it's brown-and-white mottling, the sinuousity of its branching, and its large 5-lobed leaves. The aesthetic (and often chemical) similarities that often occur in plants that are not taxonomically cl...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Chestnut reintroduction lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: Chestnut reintroduction leecture

Thanks for the thoughtful note! I'll be sure to get to it when I have access to a different computer.
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Transgenic American Chestnut Lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Transgenic American Chestnut Lecture

A quick question: Is this lecture dependent on visuals in the video or could I download the audio track to listen to while I paint houses? My computer does not handle video well and I like to do some learning while performing otherwise monotonous work.
by Erik Danielsen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Transgenic American Chestnut Lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Transgenic American Chestnut Lecture

That's what bugs me about the way many foresters regard chestnut's close cousin beech around here. Just chop 'em and let them lie, because lord knows if they stay up the blight will spread, and when the blight kills them all their root sprouts will form dense thickets that shade out all the desirabl...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Arkwright Falls Gorge
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Arkwright Falls Gorge

The topography of the extreme southwest tip of NY state is perhaps at its best in the deep, narrow gorges that carve through the Allegheny Plateau descending towards Lake Erie. One of these gorges, Zoar Valley, is of course well known here as an exemplary big-tree/old-growth site, but there are seve...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New dbh champ for SESE
Replies: 64
Views: 11739

Re: New dbh champ for SESE

I support your decision; it's clearly something to be decided by the discoverer on a case-by-case basis. Again, pros and cons.
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Moving Forward with American Forests
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Moving Forward with American Forests

I did indeed. I am still educating myself about it (planning to do a range calibration tomorrow) but it's a model rather dramatically named "The Truth." Seriously. http://www.bushnell.com/all-products/laser-rangefinders/the-truth I'll admit I've been compulsively measuring things since it arrived ev...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New dbh champ for SESE
Replies: 64
Views: 11739

Re: New dbh champ for SESE

Johnny, your post made me realize a sort of flip-side to the recognition issue. If you found that tree and recognized it from a picture and already knew what its tape-wrapped circumference was, you probably wouldn't bother to wrap it yourself. If you don't recognize it, you will wrap it, and so migh...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Moving Forward with American Forests
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Moving Forward with American Forests

I'll go ahead and say that I've got the time and energy for skill development and I sure am excited. I look forward to being as involved as my growth in skills and knowledge (and financial capacity to get around, I suppose) permit, and will keep my eyes and ears peeled for opportunities to be of use...

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