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by bbeduhn
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 8380

Re: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain

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The needles look to be too short for pitch pine and the bottom photo is of Table Mountain Pine at Hanging Rock. It's not conclusive but most likely TMP. The tree is loaded with cones, indicative of Virginia Pine or TMP.
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by bbeduhn
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 8380

Re: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain

That's most likely Table Mountain Pine. They like it dry and can grow in spots very few trees have the ability to grow. I spent some time with a few thousand Table Mtn. Pines last week in the Massanutten Mountains of VA.
by bbeduhn
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: 'Ultra' runner conquers Parkway in just 17 days
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: 'Ultra' runner conquers Parkway in just 17 days

A buddy of mine recently bicycled the Parkway in 7 days. Running it in 17.5 days is pretty incredible for any age, but at 67, bravo!!!
by bbeduhn
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Replies: 10
Views: 7018

Re: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

You certainly did an extensive and exhaustive search, both historically and in the field. Some tree sizes sound like old growth, but on some sites trees can get awfully large in 100-150 years. I've seen some areas with similar tree characteristics that I would have considered old growth but like the...
by bbeduhn
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: 429 Point American Sycamore Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: 429 Point American Sycamore Champion

That is a beast! I didn't think the mountains were capable of that girth. I've only seen a handful over 15'.
by bbeduhn
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Improving Our State Parks on a Shoestring Budget
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Improving Our State Parks on a Shoestring Budget

Bob, I suppose that's how things work but that is really sad. How could someone enter into a park system job without a love of the outdoors and a little knowledge of the outdoors? Are most park administrators really a bunch of hacks who don't give a damn about their actual parks? If so, yikes! That ...
by bbeduhn
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Chippewa Creek, Brecksville Reservation
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Chippewa Creek, Brecksville Reservation

Steve, There's a nice loop trail across Station Road Bridge that starts and ends on the towpath. It's just a bit south of the bridge. It was 95 degrees when I last ran there so I may have been hallucinating just a bit but the trees seemed to be of high quality. No guesses as to their heights, howeve...
by bbeduhn
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Improving Our State Parks on a Shoestring Budget
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Improving Our State Parks on a Shoestring Budget

Bob, It certainly can't hurt to urge factual and expanded information in our state parks. I'm astounded that these aren't typical goals of the park system. It sounds like laziness to me. Yes, budgets are being slashed but all it takes is a little research, much of it done on site and new signs being...
by bbeduhn
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Saying Goodbye to the Parkway
Replies: 28
Views: 7646

Re: Saying Goodbye to the Parkway

The Foothills Parkway is probably the best view of the Smokies as an entirety. The mass of mountains is mind boggling. I hope they make a trail where the road was supposed to continue. The Parkway was slated to go from I-40 all the way to the state border but ecological concerns stopped it from bein...
by bbeduhn
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation
Replies: 67
Views: 25303

Re: North Chagrin Reservation

I saw one with ovipositors about ten years ago. I thought I was seeing something new to science, as I'd never seen anything even remotely like it before. I was fascinated and watched her do her thing for a good while but had no idea eggs were being deposited, rather it looked like it was drinking sap.

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