These tree islands exist in many coastal areas. I've seen them harboring large live oaks in South Carolina and Georgia. They may have been remnants from early rice plantations in those states, however.
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- Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:17 am
- Forum: Florida
- Topic: Ancient trash heaps gave rise to Everglades tree islands
- Replies: 9
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- Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:09 am
- Forum: Scientists, Artists, and Naturalists
- Topic: Obituary - Dr. Mary Byrd Davis
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I'm reading Eastern Old Growth Forests at present. It really widens the scope of appreciation for old growth and the future of old growth. There is much more to old growth than simply hoping today's second or third growth will attain old growth in 100 or 150 years. A forest with a small number of sp...
- Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:22 am
- Forum: Ohio
- Topic: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine
- Replies: 25
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I'm not surprised that you found those. The Hemlock Trail at Mohican looks like it belongs in the southern Appalachians. I've never seen another part of Ohio with so many evergreens.
- Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:33 am
- Forum: South Carolina
- Topic: Question about Watersheds.
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Ed, You're right on track about trespassing in a closed watershed being construed as an act of terrorism. In Asheville, it can be considered as such. Obviously, it wouldn't be enforced as such for simple trespassing but you could be put through the wringer. At the Asheville watershed, there was a $2...
Thanks Ed and Will. I didn't have time to stop by Amicalola Falls, though I wanted to. Dawson would be easliy treated since they don't have large stands, at least I didn't come across any. I wasn't impressed with their clear cutting. They thinned out a shortleaf pine forest so there may be some expe...
I forgot the most surprising find--extremely healthy young hemlocks! The largest was in the 15"/ 75' range. There were very few but they appeared to be Carolina hemlocks from a distance because the foliage was so thick and verdant. They're out of Carolina's range and are Eastern but I haven't seen s...
- Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:53 am
- Forum: North Carolina
- Topic: Asheville NC Rucker Height Index - January 2011
- Replies: 5
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I was also wondering about the boundaries. Is it just city limits? I know of a nice white pine/tuliptree grove on the MTS trail which is just outside of the city limit. I don't know that there's a 150 footer but there's a good chance of 140s.
I did a race in Dawson Forest on Saturday. It's the site of an old nuclear facility where the government attempted to create a nuclear powered aircraft. The project never got off the ground (pun intended). They had an open air nuclear reactor (did wonders for the trees there). Anyway, portions of th...
- Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:49 am
- Forum: South Carolina
- Topic: Middleton and Angel Oaks
- Replies: 17
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Wye Oak & Angel Oak info is from Wikipedia, with an update from ENTS. Middleton Oak is from the ENTS site from the volume measurement of 2004. Some stats: Wye Oak 2002 31'10" cbh 96' height 119' spread approx. 5,000 ft3 Middleton Oak 2004 32'9" cbh 67' height 118' spread 4,820 ft3 currently, closer ...
- Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:00 am
- Forum: Wildlife and Wildlife Encounters
- Topic: Tree climbing snakes!
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I don't have a digital photo but I had the same experience in Black Mountain, NC, a few years bat. A black rat snake was also on a tuliptree, though a much younger tree. It climbed up rectangularly, squaring off its body. It was about ten feet up.