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by RayA
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:55 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

Larry, Elijah, Thanks for the compliments, they're appreciated. But really, the credit goes to Bob and Matt for making it a worthwhile project. And Jared Lockwood did most of the aerial shots. Gee, come to think of it, I really didn't do much at all! Oh wait-- I did buy Bob an ice cream cone, if tha...
by RayA
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Tree Measurement Videos
Topic: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree

There is one single known tree that reaches 175' in height in all of New England, and possibly beyond. It's a white pine that Bob Leverett has been tracking for 25 years (not that that's hard to do... it's never moved from the spot in all those years!). But he's been measuring and re-measuring it, a...
by RayA
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Long Point State Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Long Point State Park

Erik,

Spectacular red oak! Wow!
by RayA
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: beech leaf mining weevil
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: beech leaf mining weevil

Lucas, The two links you posted are apparently incomplete, they didn't work for me. But I did find a news video on the subject at http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1175459 This is another in a long series of introduced problems our trees are facing, which I find very discouraging. It's actuall...
by RayA
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What most impresses you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: What most impresses you?

Joe, As you said, "A very fine stand may not have any tree that would excite the NTS folks ...". We agree that we're all wood consumers, but I think NTS people are all about finding the trees that DO excite us. A uniform stand of fine timber trees is what I'd want too if I owned a woodland as an inv...
by RayA
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What most impresses you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: What most impresses you?

Joe, I read that book too. I had the same reaction. He seemed determined to make trees human. I found some interviews of him on youtube, and other sources, where he explained that he purposely wrote the book that way so less-scientific minds could find it of interest and gain some understanding of h...
by RayA
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What most impresses you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: What most impresses you?

As always, the answers so far have been varied and interesting. Don, I'm with you ... walking through a forest, the first thing that will catch my eye up ahead will be a girthy giant. Here in Western Mass, a tree like that just commands attention among the sticks around it. I'm not sure why, but I f...
by RayA
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What most impresses you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

What most impresses you?

I'd like to know what one tree characteristic most impresses or draws the attention of each of you. Is it tree height, or girth? Or maybe some other characteristic? I'd guess most people would go with girth, but maybe not. (I realize of course that NTS folks are usually looking for the tallest trees...
by RayA
Mon May 15, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Branch sinuosity in old trees
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Branch sinuosity in old trees

Hi Carol, The "gnarly", sinuous look of old tree limbs can be caused by repeated breakage due to storms, wind, ice/snow loads, etc, over long periods of time (often centuries). When the end of a branch is broken off, a side bud grows out to become the new branch tip leading growth point; because it'...
by RayA
Mon May 01, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Old Growth and Primary Forests
Topic: Biodiversity and Old-Growth Live Streaming Event - 5/1/17
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Biodiversity and Old-Growth Live Streaming Event - 5/1/1

Matt .... thanks for the notification! I intend to watch.

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