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by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Iceland
Topic: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

PA Wild... I will be accompanying my better half next spring/summer as she travels to Iceland (5 months) on a Fulbright grant...we've explored the West Half, do you have recommendations for the East half? -Don Don, Lucky you! What a great chance of a lifetime. Unfortunately I don't have any recomme...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Iceland
Topic: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

"The landscape of Iceland has changed a lot in a thousand years. When the Vikings first arrived in the ninth century, the land was covered in 25 to 40 percent forest."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnRNdbqXu1I
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Washington
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Hello From Washington

Welcome. I lived in Port Angeles for more than two years, and Olympia for two years, back in the 90s. The Olympic Peninsula (Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest) was my stomping grounds. Lots of big trees to be found. Absolutely love the whole western Washington/western Oregon region.
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought

Yeah The Highlands Voice had been giving some good coverage to the logging in the state parks proposal issue over the last year or so. Back in the early to mid 90s some in New York State had been trying to open up the 60,000-acre-plus Allegany State Park to logging too. Natalie Merchant of the 10,00...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought

Good find ! Folks need to jump on these overlooked areas and try fitting the Conservation Biology strategies! -DB Thanks, I found the article referenced on page two of the latest edition of The Highlands Voice , the newsletter of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy: https://wvhighlands.org/high...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

WV has more old-growth forest than once thought

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/outdoors/wv-has-more-old-growth-forest-than-once-thought-group/article_cd132b2e-f3af-5385-b1f9-7180f95ee4c8.html WV has more old-growth forest than once thought, group believes Old growth? Wait a minute. For years, West Virginians have been told that the state’s only r...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Least favorite trees
Replies: 36
Views: 7170

Re: Least favorite trees

Probably ailanthus, because they're invasive, and because they smell like rancid peanut butter! Tree-of-Heaven (or perhaps Tree-of-Hell?) - it seemingly can't be killed, it grows everywhere once one seed has gotten someplace, and even young trees can produce root suckers up to a hundred feet from t...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: PA - Cook Forest SP
Topic: The Mantel Hs Passed
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: The Mantel Hs Passed

By the way, as it happens the Forecon people were there treating the old-growth hemlock trees at Hearts Content for HWA. Just a coincidence that our field trip was scheduled the same day.
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by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: PA - Cook Forest SP
Topic: The Mantel Hs Passed
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: The Mantel Hs Passed

This news came to us from Dale Luthringer last Friday - May 11, 2018: So as it stands, the current tallest pine in Cook Forest and PA is one between the Seneca & Mohawk Trail last measured at 9.6 x 170.5 several years ago. The current stats I have for the PA state champ would have to reside at Hear...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Wed May 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: European buckthorn sprout a year after being cut!
Replies: 1
Views: 717

European buckthorn sprout a year after being cut!

From an email I received today. This is from the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Pennsylvania. European buckthorn ( Rhamnus cathartica ) is extremely invasive. I was in the area this morning and checked on the roadside buckthorn Gary or I found last year and which Gary and Justin cut and spra...

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