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by bbeduhn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dawson Forest, GA
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

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: 2583

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: 1368

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: 2583

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: 4254

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: 3090

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
by bbeduhn
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: The Giant Bedford Tuliptree: some thoughts on champion trees
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Re: The Giant Bedford Tuliptree: some thoughts on champion t

The only time I saw the Bedford Tulip, it was thriving. It must have been in 2004. I was a little disappointed that it had six or seven trunks but that enormous bole was unmistakably grand. Only one trunk had died off and one looked like was dying but five were doing remakably well. My heart sank wh...
by bbeduhn
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: The Blake House Sycamore.
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: The Blake House Sycamore.

Will, I thought they might reach that tall but I certainly didn't want to suggest it and be way off. That would mean there are some tall shortleaf and pitch pines along with some quite tall white pines suurounding the open sycamore. The Carolina hemlocks look very healthy. They've got quite a few. I...
by bbeduhn
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: The Blake House Sycamore.
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: The Blake House Sycamore.

Thanks, Ed. I just purchased a Suunto clinometer and a hardcase calculator, for cheap. I'm looking for a cheap 440, or I might get the 550. James, Scratch the Jus' Running sycamore off your list. I drove by yesterday and it just isn't that fine a speciman, and it had been pruned in the past. I belie...
by bbeduhn
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: The Blake House Sycamore.
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: The Blake House Sycamore.

James,
That's the plan. I'm considering getting a rangefinder. Where do you get a tape measure that clings to the tree?
Brian

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