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by RayA
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Newly Discovered Old Growth Eastern Hemlock Forest in CT
Replies: 7
Views: 4360

Re: Newly Discovered Virgin Connecticut Forest (Eastern Heml

Jack,

Nice work! Thanks for the report... are you giving guided tours?
I'd like to get together with you to get a peek at your find.
by RayA
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: The 1675 Grove: A Virgin White Pine Forest
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: The 1675 Grove: A Virgin White Pine Forest

Bob, do you mean Elijah's Staatsburgh post?

I saw a black birch photo, but not a cbh measurement.
by RayA
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: The 1675 Grove: A Virgin White Pine Forest
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: The 1675 Grove: A Virgin White Pine Forest

Lucas,

Another excellent post, thank you!
by RayA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Incomappleux trees
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Incomappleux trees

Lucas, Thank you for this post on the Incomappleux forest... that is one spectacular place, and I can only hope humanity has the sense to protect it. The practice of clearcutting ancient forests like that to then replace them with a monoculture plantation is beyond disgusting and ignorant. I'll stop...
by RayA
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Bart, What spectacular trees and scenes! I love that Kapok tree, and those draped in orchids and bromeliads. These are places I don't expect I'll ever see, but I'd sure like to. Pretty dramatic difference between there and New England. Trying to memorize all the species names would be rather dauntin...
by RayA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Announcing a film on New England's old growth forests
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Announcing a film on New England's old growth forests

Thanks to all for the positive comments. Don-- you'll be pleased to know that your question lit a fire... we're now working on another film in which we'll star. It will feature car and gurney chases through an old growth hickory forest, with big time special effects. Still working on the title, and ...
by RayA
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Personal Observations of Possible and Known Old Growth in CT
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: Personal Observations of Possible and Known Old Growth i

Good work, Jack!

Anything new to report on your increment borer project?
by RayA
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Biomass
Topic: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?

Don, re geothermal and unsightly exposed pipes...I was thinking more along the idea that maybe each home or commercial building would have its own geothermal heating system, with underground piping and heat pump. I don't know how feasible it would be everywhere, but my understanding is that the pipi...
by RayA
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Biomass
Topic: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?

I don't hear much about geothermal energy, but it seems there may be great potential there. I believe Hawaii is investing heavily in that.
by RayA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Biomass
Topic: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Beginning of the end for hardwood here?

This event underscores how quickly a remnant old growth stand can disappear, and why it's so important to document what's left, and to keep an eye on it. That an old growth forest might be unceremoniously cremated in a biomass plant is unconscionable.

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