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by RayA
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Arboriculture and Landscaping
Topic: The Scary Shrub
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: The Scary Shrub

Jennifer, if you do figure out how to kill a forsythia or burning bush, let me know! I've never been able to ...
by RayA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Maine
Topic: Desert of Maine
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Desert of Maine

Larry,

I haven't been to the "Desert of Maine", but my understanding is that it's a good example of what overgrazing by sheep, and other poor farming practices, can do to a piece of land. The topsoil that once covered underlying glacial sands was quickly eroded away, resulting in the desert effect.
by RayA
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cook Pines Lean to the Equator
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Cook Pines Lean to the Equator

Hmmm... with her being a musician, I'm a little surprised she doesn't have a "pitch" pine in the music room. The Cook's pine, obviously, should be in the kitchen.

Just a thought.
by RayA
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cook Pines Lean to the Equator
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Cook Pines Lean to the Equator

Came across an interesting phenomenon I hadn't heard of before... Cook Pines (Araucaria columnaris) planted outside their native range (New Caledonia) nearly always lean toward the equator for some reason, sometimes at great angles, but typically around 8 degrees. In the northern hemisphere, they le...
by RayA
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: Photos wanted: Hemlock Bark Harvesting
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Photos wanted: Hemlock Bark Harvesting

I'm need old images of workers peeling and/or hauling hemlock bark (which was used for tanning leather) in the 1800's-1900's. A lot of hemlocks were peeled of bark while left standing, or after felling. The images will be used in a documentary film that Bob L and I are working on. Do any of you have...
by RayA
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Old Growth and Primary Forests
Topic: Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird specie

I think so too, it just makes sense... that's how our forests used to be. Of course, the populations of different species have been skewed by the habitat changes we've created.

If academics began studying old growth here, it would be a pretty crowded field in week one ! Where would they go??
by RayA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Old Growth and Primary Forests
Topic: Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird specie

Joe, thanks for posting this. It would be great to know if the same would hold true in the eastern US forests too.
by RayA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Tree Measurement Videos
Topic: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Matt, Andrew, Bart, Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. I just replayed the YouTube version to review it, and got poor playback quality, even though the "quality" setting was correct (HD 1080p)... must have been a lousy connection. But that complaint aside, it was a fun project, as it always i...
by RayA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Chautauqua Creek Gorge
Replies: 19
Views: 2205

Re: Chautauqua Creek Gorge

Impressive report Erik.

Why do you suppose those tall white ash crowns are so slender?
It looks like there's nothing near the one in the photo.
by RayA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Tree Measurement Videos
Topic: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Don,

Thanks, 'preciate it.

But how the deuce did you know we were just broadening our horizons at Friendly's ??!!

Spooky.

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