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by bbeduhn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: California
Topic: Is this the world's longest branch?
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Is this the world's longest branch?

The 150' branch sounds like the 200' beech, or the 300' white pines. It was likely just an offhand, exaggerated remark not based in actual measurement. A 150' spread is certainly more reasonable. Some trees do have very long branches that snake along the ground, but 150' sounds pretty fantastical. T...
by bbeduhn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?

It certainly looks more like a London planetree, Platanus x acerifolia or Platanus x hispanica.
by bbeduhn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: New Height Record for Sourwood and Near Record White Ash
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: New Height Record for Sourwood and Near Record White Ash

Bob, I'm working on it. I think we can treat at least a handful of them. The tall ash is an absolute rocket. If treated, it will no doubt top 170' and who knows how much higher. If it is the one Will had at 140' in 2004, it would have grown 26' in just 17 years. Not bad for a tree approaching its kn...
by bbeduhn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: New Height Record for Sourwood and Near Record White Ash
Replies: 2
Views: 42

New Height Record for Sourwood and Near Record White Ash

Chasteen Creek can claim the title for tallest sourwood tree. A white ash, which shows no signs of EAB infestation, comes in within one foot of the all time record. I encountered just one dead white ash in the coves I covered. No epicormic branches were present but I didn't check for any marks on th...
by bbeduhn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Chasteen Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Chasteen Creek

I got back to the same cove and checked out the next few coves as well. I ran out of time and didn't get the coves to the south of the initial cove. The coves are slightly incised as it is more of a slope with small coves. As altitude is gained a couple of these incisements become more developed cov...
by bbeduhn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 58
Views: 10991

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Bob, White pines are more frequent in the Mills River watershed but growth rates are significantly better in the Davidson River watershed. Davidson would be an outstanding site to monitor growth. Higher growth rates are present on Armstrong Creek in McDowell County, but the fast growers are all plan...
by bbeduhn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

BE, You are correct that Alopacas St Pk has not been measured. A few locations along Brandywine Creek have been measured but nothing has been published on Alopacas. George Feio has done recent measuring in the area and has posted several reports recently. He may have already measured and not posted....
by bbeduhn
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Bee Environment, Brandywine has had numerous visits. I don't know if the LiDAR hits have been checked but it seems pretty likely that they have. Upper 160's were found and yes, they were all tulips. They may well be above 170' now. You can look in the site reports and see when they were measured. Th...
by bbeduhn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Bob, That is the northernmost 175' ENTS has found. 175' has been topped in just four states, VA, NC, TN, and SC. 170' has been topped in MD, OH, KY, and WV. DE, NY, DC, PA, and GA could all join the club in the next few years. Elijah, Five shortleafs over 130' is pretty amazing! I haven't researched...
by bbeduhn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Elijah, That is most certainly a Biltmore ash. It has the look of the streamside Biltmore ash bark. By streamside bark, I mean larger streams but that pattern can be up a little higher like it is in Big Creek, in the Smokies. Green ash has smaller twigs. White and Biltmore appear to have identical t...

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