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by Erik Danielsen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A visit to the Leolyn Grove at Lilydale
Replies: 26
Views: 5056

Re: A visit to the Leolyn Grove at Lilydale

Yeah, it sure is quite an oak! There are some younger, thinner ones that are fairly tall but that's the last of the old ones. I've been finding little clusters of red oak of similar-seeming age (though usually not so tall) throughout the region and I hope to put together a little report on them, com...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A visit to the Leolyn Grove at Lilydale
Replies: 26
Views: 5056

A visit to the Leolyn Grove at Lilydale

Yesterday my girlfriend and I made a quick trip to Lilydale to look at the trees (a few weeks from now they start charging for entry). It was a pretty casual visit but I thought I'd share a few photos and girths. The sheer number of very large, tall forest-grown old-growth specimens that can be acce...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat May 17, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Adirondack Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Adirondack Project

I aim to get up to the Dacks sometime this summer and would certainly like to participate. Normally I'll spend a while backpacking deep in the high peaks; anything that needs checking out in that region? I also have friends up the road from Paul Smith's College so could spend some time over that way.
by Erik Danielsen
Mon May 12, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Anyone been to Zoar lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: Anyone been to Zoar lately?

No measurements yet (still saving on the side for the instruments) but I thought you might all enjoy a photograph I made at dawn last friday. The view from the point peter lookout oversees the sycamores on valentine flats and the confluence further up. The original stitched panoramic image is equiva...
by Erik Danielsen
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Liverpool School Maple Grove Apr. 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Liverpool School Maple Grove Apr. 2014

Looking forward to the pictures! Your flowers with purple lines in white petals are almost certainly Spring Beauty. Blue Cohosh is likely and also nice to find.
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Mount Manresa- Staten Island- Tragic logging unfolding
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Mount Manresa- Staten Island- Tragic logging unfolding

As an update they don't even have their permits in place yet- but apparently they don't need them for the trees. The developer's actions are openly hostile to the community. Kershner's work is a very positive inspiration to me; incidents like this, for better or worse, are an inspiration of a differ...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Mount Manresa- Staten Island- Tragic logging unfolding
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Mount Manresa- Staten Island- Tragic logging unfolding

Sad news today from friends in Staten Island. Mount Manresa is a small site treasured by the local community containing some historical buildings, a prayer grotto, and about 400 very old trees (the notables being tuliptrees and oaks). I imagine there are some here who know the site but I've never he...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY

Well, Chris and I have already had to sort ourselves out regarding certain poplars, black willows, cottonwoods and tuliptrees, so it probably is the case that the two of us should wait until after leafout to get terribly enthusiastic about declaring trees identified. It's fun to think it's an old sh...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY

Yeah, the big sugar maple is on a narrow strip of steep slope between the preserve border and the stream, where there are a number of mature trees surrounded by much smaller growth. That was probably relatively open and managed for hunting before the Audubon society bought the site (1986 I believe),...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY

Brian, this is actually my first time measuring girth in any serious way! I did read everything I could find on the topic in the NTS reference section. Continuing, here are some of the Hemlocks. Nothing as big as in Lilydale, but solid and beautiful to see. IMGP1156.JPG IMGP1167.JPG IMGP1097.JPG IMG...

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