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by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue May 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Old Growth Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 3489

Re: Old Growth Forest

Old growth forests of Pennsylvania. (The video is from 1999.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlrXEJh5bEQ
by PAwildernessadvocate
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3530

Re: Norway spruce cones

PA wildernessadvocate and NS lovers generally: As for spreading cones on the ground for reproduction, maybe. The big issue is the environment for the seedlings to grow once they germinate. Norway spruce seedlings do not compete well with weeds and grasses--not nearly as well as white pine. But, of ...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3530

Norway spruce cones

If one were to gather many Norway spruce cones off the ground in the fall that generally look like this: 6703176497_e874862c9f_b.jpg Or maybe this (somewhat open): 458fb1d7a450296a3b9413dd1fb2ac70.jpg And then took and randomly and widely broadcast the cones on open ground elsewhere where it is hope...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Weather and Climate
Topic: Paleotornadoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Paleotornadoes

A Memorial Day 1985 tornado leveled about 800 acres of old-growth hemlock-beech in the Tionesta Scenic Area in the Allegheny National Forest. Wouldn't you know it? It just had to target one of the best last old-growth remnants in the east! But that's the luck of the draw.
by PAwildernessadvocate
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Urban Forests, Trees, and Landscapes
Topic: Tree roots in the drain pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 4494

Re: Tree roots in the drain pipe

Happened again. Snaked the drain this morning and sure enough it was tree roots. No surprise. The hardware store where I rented the drain snake sells copper sulfate (Roebic brand), and they recommended that I use it. So it must be legal in Pennsylvania. I don't want to use it though if there is a ri...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wilderness Areas & Logging Can Coexist in Same Nat. Forest
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wilderness & Logging Can Coexist in Same National Forest

Absolutely. That is the theme of the video clip -- that you can have permanently protected wilderness areas in some parts of a national forest, where no logging will ever occur again and natural processes will simply be left to run their course essentially unimpeded indefinitely, and then you can ha...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wilderness Areas & Logging Can Coexist in Same Nat. Forest
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wilderness & Logging Can Coexist in Same National Forest

That is well-said. Unfortunately in the northern hardwood forests such as in the Allegheny National Forest and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, there is strong incentive for "even-aged" management in order to generate more valuable hardwoods, instead of light selective cutting.
by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wilderness Areas & Logging Can Coexist in Same Nat. Forest
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Wilderness Areas & Logging Can Coexist in Same Nat. Forest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxjxD9EzQs "We had to be very sensitive to the fact that we were in a community which had a very long history of logging. We're not against logging at all, it's just that we thought the Wild River Valley was such a special place that it should be left as is, and tha...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Wildlife and Wildlife Encounters
Topic: Bear attack! (On my Doug-fir tree?!?!)
Replies: 18
Views: 5866

Re: Bear attack! (On my Doug-fir tree?!?!)

Tree appears to be planted too deeply. The trunk is just surrounded by English ivy, so the actual ground surface is probably an inch or two below what it appears to be in those photos. I don't like the English ivy, but it was present before I moved in 15 years ago. It tends to spread around. Oh wel...

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