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by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Florida
Topic: Ancient trash heaps gave rise to Everglades tree islands
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Ancient trash heaps gave rise to Everglades tree islands

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.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Scientists, Artists, and Naturalists
Topic: Obituary - Dr. Mary Byrd Davis
Replies: 5
Views: 3916

Re: Obituary - Dr. Mary Byrd Davis

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...
by bbeduhn
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine
Replies: 25
Views: 7439

Re: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine

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.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Question about Watersheds.
Replies: 14
Views: 3213

Re: Question about Watersheds.

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...
by bbeduhn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dawson Forest, GA
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Dawson Forest, GA

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...
by bbeduhn
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dawson Forest, GA
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Dawson Forest

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...
by bbeduhn
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Asheville NC Rucker Height Index - January 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Asheville NC Rucker Height Index - January 2011

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.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dawson Forest, GA
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Dawson Forest, GA

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...
by bbeduhn
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Middleton and Angel Oaks
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Middleton and Angel Oaks

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 ...
by bbeduhn
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Wildlife and Wildlife Encounters
Topic: Tree climbing snakes!
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Re: Tree climbing snakes!

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.
Brian

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