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by bbeduhn
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Foothills Trail Southern Section
Replies: 10
Views: 4006

Foothills Trail Southern Section

I had run this portion of the Foothills Trail a month ago. I noticed how tall the pines looked. The white pines seemed to go up forever. The pitch pines reached almost as hig. The shortleaf and virgina pines grew tall as well. The anticipation to measure was strong. The area I measured is between Mo...
by bbeduhn
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Yellow Birches Behaving Strangely
Replies: 23
Views: 5647

Re: Yellow Birches Behaving Strangely

Photographing the yellow birch up there is on my to do list and you beat me to it, in my own backyard! There are many more to shoot and I'll get up there soon...and pick some blueberries. The chestnut oaks and sugar maples in the area are almost as contorted as the birches. They are the 'kings of co...
by bbeduhn
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Emory University Trees
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Emory University Trees

I wish I could help on the vine. That's a nice pattern. I've seen some enormous poison ivy vines on rock outcroppings in full sun. They may not be nearly as old as the ones on trees in the shade. It's amazing what some of these older universities have around campus. I'm impressed that there's an act...
by bbeduhn
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Tim DeChristopher-I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: Tim DeChristopher-I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Joi

That is an impressive essay on both civil disobediance and highlighting of corruption. Why should he get two years in prison? He challenged the stauus quo of big business. Big business is able to steam roll over its employees and often the public with little or no recourse. I see Tim DeChristopher a...
by bbeduhn
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Tree ID Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Re: Tree ID Help

The bark is substantially different from the pitch pines I've seen. I can't find anything else that fits it however. Also, the structure of the tree is nothing like pitch pines just 100 yards away. Thanks.
by bbeduhn
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: National Scenic Areas Near and Far—
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: National Scenic Areas Near and Far—A Path for the High C

North Carolina has a multitude of what are called Mountain Treasures. Some of these roadless areas have been nominated for Wilderness status but have failed to pass in Congress. Scenic Areas are a little less retrictive but still provide nearly the same level of protection. I certainly hope that the...
by bbeduhn
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Blue Ridge Parkway Hawthorn
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway Hawthorn

Ed, I'm in no way schooled in the art of hawthorn identification. My very limited research leads me to believe with very little doubt that it is a scarlet and I would agree that it should be recorded under scarlet unless anyone on this site knows better. A thousand varieties seems to be a ridiculous...
by bbeduhn
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation
Replies: 67
Views: 25062

Re: North Chagrin Reservation

Yes, quite a first post! I've spent some time in North Chagrin in the past but before I was really interested in trees. The visitor center used to have some old cross sections. I have no idea of what trees they were. I'm certain there are small patches of old growth in many of the ravines in the Met...
by bbeduhn
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Blue Ridge Parkway Hawthorn
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway Hawthorn

James-sounds like Sycamore Flats was a good area for tulip--there's still one old growth tree left. Ed-It's almost certainly a scarlet hawthorn. I don't know my hawthorns (who can distinguish 80 varieties?) but according to my Smokies tree book, most any high altitude hawthorn is a scarlet and this ...
by bbeduhn
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl
Replies: 8
Views: 3099

Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

I found a white pine with some similarities but it's not in the same class as that spruce. That is a tremendous tree which simply oozes character! Please post more trees with unusual charcter.

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