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by bbeduhn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Angel Oak
Replies: 14
Views: 4124

Angel Oak

I realized that I didn't have enough time to work on a volume measurement, but I did get some pics and threw a tape around it. I got 28' on the nose. The woman at the visitor center said I could measure it but that it was 25' 5". I haven't been able to locate a date for the 25' 5" measurement. That ...
by bbeduhn
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Illinois
Topic: Oak Ridge Cemetery
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

That's almost certainly a cottonwood, especially being in Illinois. Ask your friend how far up the trunk goes before branching. That is a true beast of a tree!
by bbeduhn
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Snowball Mtn. Trail
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Re: Snowball Mtn. Trail

Bob, It all depends on the weather with the Parkway. If we get very little precipitation, it can stay open until December, but it takes very little rain or snow to shut down the protions above the tunnels. There are alternatives but they do involve some substantial hiking. The Douglas Falls Trail go...
by bbeduhn
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Snowball Mtn. Trail
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Re: Snowball Mtn. Trail

It's 6' cbh, about 20' in height and has just over a 20' spread. It's at 5200' feet elevation on the top of a ridge in the Craggy Mtns. I have no idea how old it is.

http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=2745

This topic covers it.
by bbeduhn
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Snowball Mtn. Trail
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Re: Snowball Mtn. Trail

James, It's very easy to find. It starts just a few yards onto the trail. The thorniest ones are on a short alternate side trail near a small clearing with a giant boulder. It's fairly level in the hawthorn grove. Sizes range from a few inches in diameter to about a foot. The "Mother of all Hawthorn...
by bbeduhn
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Snowball Mtn. Trail
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Snowball Mtn. Trail

I did a little recon to check out this area for Bob Leverett's future forays into the Blue Ridge Parkway, particularly for yellow birch. They aren't nearly as full as character here as they are just north of the picnic area. This trail is on the south side of the Craggy picnic area, half way up the ...
by bbeduhn
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 8578

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: 8578

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: 2294

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: 7153

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...

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