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Re: Introduction

Hello, Bo! Welcome to the Native Tree Society! I am a fellow easterner (of Massachusetts) with an interest in old and big trees. I had a chance to visit the Carlisle Pines last month. That hemlock that you measured is quite a tree, huh? It's a shame that the hemlock wooly adelgid has gotten the best...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Comments: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Remeasure, 124.83' White Pine, Carlisle, MA

Andrew, nice to hear from you again. I've been a bit busy the last few months so I haven't been posting either but I continue to read everything and I'm hoping to start posting again soon. Maybe we can get together with Jared and do some measuring together in eastern Mass. We obviously go to many o...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Remeasure, 124.83' White Pine, Carlisle, MA
Comments: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Punkatasset Conservation Land and Estabrook Woods, Conco

Jared- Congrats on the White Pine. Bob will be happy to know of some more Whites in the 130 class. Love the History behind the area- Wow Minute men!!! By chance did you measure any of the Black Birch? Larry Thanks, Larry. I didn't happen to measure any of the black birches when I was there last; I ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Punkatasset Conservation Land and Estabrook Woods, Concord
Comments: 3
Views: 723

Punkatasset Conservation Land and Estabrook Woods, Concord

Yesterday and today I spent the afternoon hours exploring Punkatasset Hill and the surrounding woods in Concord. This glacial drumlin is geologically significant as one of the town’s highest points, as well as historically noteworthy for having been the rallying point of the Minutemen before they ma...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Punkatasset Conservation Land and Estabrook Woods, Concord
Comments: 3
Views: 723

Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area

I suppose I should have started a new topic for the swamp white oak that I reported on the other day since it isn’t actually in Oxbow NWR. Having found an even bigger SWO in the Lancaster portion of Bolton Flats WMA today, it seems appropriate to start a new thread for this site. Walking down the tr...
by a_blooming_botanist
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area
Comments: 1
Views: 520

Re: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees

Jared, That's a whopper of a tree. How is its health, other than the trunk injury? Elijah Elijah, It sure is a whopper! Aside from the trunk injury its health seems to be good, though I'm no tree doctor. It's got several dead limbs still attached to the trunk and a few lying on the ground, but many...
by a_blooming_botanist
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees
Comments: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees

Doug, You seem to have a knack for knowing where the big trees are in eastern Mass! Like everyone who grew up in this state I have visited the Old North Bridge and surrounding area, but never with an eye for the trees. I’ll be eager to know what the final measurements are of that big SWO when you ob...
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees
Comments: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees

Bart,

Thanks. I spent some time watching five or so young weasels play around what I take to be their den in that old stump. They were climbing around, chasing each other, occasionally startling each other, but when I took a few steps closer they stopped playing and retreated.

Jared
by a_blooming_botanist
Sat May 28, 2016 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees
Comments: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees

Fellow tree people, I was mistaken when I first thought that Oxbow NWR is home to both the swamp white oak and shagbark hickory state champion trees. The swamp white oak that I measured last week does hold the title, but the hickories of these woods don’t quite reach champion status. In looking into...
by a_blooming_botanist
Fri May 27, 2016 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees
Comments: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees

Lucas, It’s funny that you mention Great Meadows NWR – I was there on the 19th (the day before I measured the state champ SWO in Oxbow NWR). I walked around a bit, but didn’t measure many trees. It was more of a reconnaissance mission. It might have been this swamp white oak growing east of Weir Hil...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu May 26, 2016 11:05 am
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Oxbow NWR and two putative state champion trees
Comments: 15
Views: 2022
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