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Re: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton

Brian, Thanks for your consolation. ☺ In the past, my focus in the woods has been chiefly on identifying plant species, with little regard to size. I guess I just hadn’t spent enough time in the woods or in the right part of the woods, because I was under the impression that there is little tree div...
by a_blooming_botanist
Fri May 06, 2016 10:59 am
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton
Comments: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton

Did you call it Macaroni? Or Humble Pine, perhaps?
by a_blooming_botanist
Wed May 04, 2016 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton
Comments: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton

Thank you for your skepticism, Will. I no longer think that 82.8-foot tree is a hophornbeam. I searched the ground for old Tilia leaves and fruits with that characteristic bract that they have, but I couldn’t find any! I have attached the best photo I was able to take of the crown, which I think sup...
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton
Comments: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton

Brian, Thanks for that species maximum list! Even if it doesn't include the most current measurements it is a great resource to have access to. ¡Muchas gracias! Will, Although I dislike being wrong, I'll try to remain open to the possibility of having misidentified this small tree. :) It was getting...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon May 02, 2016 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton
Comments: 14
Views: 1859

Tall hophornbeam in Bolton

Today’s cool find is within walking distance from where I live, so I will definitely be returning to see what other spectacular specimens this bit of woods holds. My original destination was the Sochalaski Conservation Land, and after following marked trails around the woods I found myself looking t...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun May 01, 2016 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall hophornbeam in Bolton
Comments: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Redlinin' red pines in Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster/Bolt

Lucas,

I have also read that red pine plantations in MA and other surrounding states are threatened by disease. I don't know much about the situation, but I would imagine that individuals in such monocultures are at much greater risk than those in natural populations.

Jared
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun May 01, 2016 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Redlinin' red pines in Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster/Bolton
Comments: 5
Views: 767

Redlinin' red pines in Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster/Bolton

Located east of the Old Common and straddling the town line with Bolton is Eastwood Cemetery in Lancaster, Mass. In the northeast corner of the property lies a ridge that overlooks the Nashua River Valley, and on the south slope of that ridge stand 21 living red pines and one dead one. These red pin...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Redlinin' red pines in Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster/Bolton
Comments: 5
Views: 767

Tall pine grove by I-495 with an interesting history

On one of the last snowy days that we had here in eastern Mass I chose to investigate a stand of white pines that looked like it could stand to be measured. I had driven by these trees countless times, both on the highway and on back roads in Bolton but had never given them a close look. After findi...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Tall pine grove by I-495 with an interesting history
Comments: 1
Views: 621

Re: Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton

Bob, Wow - a 126-foot aspen tree must be a sight to behold! It's helpful to have those few data points of yours to know how these eastern trees stack up to your western ones. I've marked it on my calendar, and I'll leave my house a little earlier than last time and try real hard not to get distracte...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton
Comments: 6
Views: 986

Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton

Today while walking through the Rattlesnake Hill conservation land in Bolton I found myself standing among some tall, mature bigtooth aspens. What I have read about this species leads me to believe that these particular ones fall on the tall end of the spectrum. In scanning the aspen grove for a goo...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton
Comments: 6
Views: 986
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