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by Erik Danielsen
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Rushing Stream Preserve Old Growth- WNY

Today brought some beautiful weather so I got together with a new dendrophile friend from Jamestown (Chris Merchant) and headed up to the Rushing Stream Preserve, way down in a far corner of Forestville, NY. I've actually cycled and driven past the site dozens of times for work, but Chris had the im...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?

Tom, I believe the state land I've been hiking around on is in fact the J.N. Adams Historical Landmark and Forest. There's a lot of info on the forest in this page: http://jnadam.org/forest/index.html
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?

The soil there supports some large beech, hemlock, white pine, and silver maple, so I figure I probably just haven't found the big oaks yet. Some nearby state land has the biggest red oaks I have ever seen, however. This coming week I hope to do girth measurements and get some good photographs to sh...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?

Aspen was what I first thought they were from across the field, actually, but the twisted shapes (I've only ever really seen skinny young aspen) and the attached leaves convinced me otherwise. I was really quite sure that that leaf was attached to the mentioned fallen tree (the branch it's on is hid...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: ID some Oaks- different or just really old?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

ID some Oaks- different or just really old?

Near my home is a stand of Oaks that the homeowner (I'm housesitting for the winter) has referred to as "old growth." Given what I read on the characteristics of old trees, I have no real reason to doubt that these trees are if not old growth very old secondary growth, and the forest shows a lot of ...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: Interesting Article on Vapors from Conifer Forests
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Interesting Article on Vapors from Conifer Forests

It's fascinating how many different factors affect the levels and impacts of atmospheric greenhouse gases. I just hope there are enough negative feedback loops for some of my favorite northern species to hang on through the next century. Reading this news item last week did, however, inspire me to m...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from WNY, looking for ways to be involved!
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: New from WNY, looking for ways to be involved!

PAwildernessadvocate, I haven't been there in a while but have really enjoyed my experiences there, starting with a camping trip with my dad when I was maybe 10 or 11. I remember visiting some fascinating swamps, and our campsite was in a forest near a large body of water that had some sort of woode...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Anyone been to Zoar lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 3074

Re: Anyone been to Zoar lately?

Thread's been quiet for a good long time but I am personally committed to doing some Zoar measurement as soon as I get a decent handle on the methods and the needed equipment. I've been very impressed by some of the red oaks and white pines on the eastern reaches of the north rim of the gorge, up at...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from WNY, looking for ways to be involved!
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

New from WNY, looking for ways to be involved!

Hello, fellow tree hunters! It turns out I've been one of you for most of my 23 years this far, but I was entirely unaware of it until clicking the "We Are Tree Hunters" link on the website. I've had very little luck thus far finding other human being who share the same sense of rapture meeting and ...

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