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by tsharp
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Coata Rica - Wet and Wetter(Cloud) Forest Species
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Re: Coata Rica - Wet and Wetter(Cloud) Forest Species

Bart: Thanks for the correction. I struggled with my ID on that one. At least I got it in the fight famiy and genus. For every tree I measured I was only able to get about 1/3 named as to genus and species which was better then my first trip.
by tsharp
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Holly River State Park - Laurel Fork
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Holly River State Park - Laurel Fork

NTS: Holly River State Park is located in Webster County along WV 20 just north of the post-office town of Hacker Valley. It was completed in 1938 as a "New Deal" program under the Roosevelt administration and was called the Kanawha Head Project. The park includes 8100 acres and was acquired by West...
by tsharp
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Coata Rica - Wet and Wetter(Cloud) Forest Species
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Coata Rica - Wet and Wetter(Cloud) Forest Species

NTS: This part of our January 2016 trip was spent near the towns of Santa Elena and Monteverde in Puntavenas Province. They are in the Tilaran mountains at an elevation of 4400'. It appears to me the towns are located at the boundary between a wet montane forest and a cloud forest. The well known Mo...
by tsharp
Tue May 31, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Tree ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Tree ID

Larry:
A species with such a wide range as Boxelder is likely to be quite variable across its range. USDA Plants lists four varieties commonly recognized by taxonomists. I thinks two could be found in your area. Also their are a number of cultivars to consider if it happens to be planted.
by tsharp
Wed May 11, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica - Some dry and not so dry forest species
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Costa Rica - Some dry and not so dry forest species

Rand: I did not read or see anything specifically about restoration of tropical dry forests. I was impressed that Costa Rica has a goal of preserving a certain percent of each ecological area. Overall they already have 25 percent of their land area set aside in parks and preserves. I got the impress...
by tsharp
Mon May 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Longwood Gardens
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Longwood Gardens

NTS: While visiting friends in the Lancaster and Philadelphia area Susan and I plus Mike Higgs paid a visit to Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on 4/16/16. Originally it was a 400 acre farm bought by George Peirce in 1700. His grandsons started a fifteen acre arboretum in 1798. Pie...
by tsharp
Mon May 02, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica - Some dry and not so dry forest species
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Costa Rica - Some dry and not so dry forest species

NTS: We flew into Liberia, Costa Rica towards the end of January of 2016. the town is towards the northwest coast. The first tree measured was appropriately named the Guanacaste Tree ( Enterolobium cydocarpum ) in the Fabacae family. It is also known as the Elephant-ear tree after the size and shape...
by tsharp
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Re: Hefty bigtooth aspen in Bolton

Jared: Check out the information available at the Trees Database site: http://treesdb.azurewebsites.net/Browse/Species and more precisely for Big Tooth Aspen at: http://treesdb.azurewebsites.net/Browse/Species/Populus%20grandidentata%20%28Bigtooth%20Aspen%29/Details This is a site developed by NTS m...
by tsharp
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Bailey Arboretum, Nassau County
Replies: 9
Views: 2534

Re: Bailey Arboretum, Nassau County

Erik, Will, NTS:
Dawn Redwood, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square - 135.9' measured by Scott Wade 2012. I believe I just remeasured this same tree last week at slightly over 140'. I did not record the tag number and I do not have access to my notes this weekend.
by tsharp
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Eastern White Pine Growth Rates and Research Opportunities
Replies: 30
Views: 9188

Re: Eastern White Pine Growth Rates and Research Opportuniti

Gaines, NTS: I recently stopped at the USFS research center in Parsons, WV and got some information on the Clover Run White Pine Plantation on the Monongahela, National Forest. Gaines - I believe this is the stand that you have referred to in several posts. Planted: Spring 1933. Spacing 6x6, Seed so...

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