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Re: tree climbing in the Tionesta old-growth

Hello!

My name is T.C. Mazar. Myself and my associate Alan Krieg studied this weekend in Georgia with Will and Bob in the subjects of ground based measurement and aerial measurement/crown mapping. We'd love the opportunity to collect viable seeds in the old growth of PA. In fact, any type of old-growth canopy access in Pennsylvania is what we are looking for with regards to any type of research mission. We are climber technicians, we are both insured and we are both looking to become a big part of this cause in canopy access and research. Any contact information would be greatly appreciated.
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Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:29 am
 
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New Member. Northeast Pennsylvania.

I'd like to introducce myself to the forum as a big tree enthusiast from Northeast Pennsylvania. My name is T.C. Mazar. I am an ISA certified arborist and contract tree climber. My associate, Alan Krieg (ISA BCMA, ISA Climber Specialist, ISA Tree risk Assessor, 2013 Graduate ASCA consulting academy, PennDel ISA board of directors) and I are looking to climb and document old growth (or otherwise very large) trees throughout Pennsylvania. We recently studied with Will Blozan and Bob Leverett this weekend in Georgia where they trained us in ground based measuring methods and aerial tape drops/volume measuring basics. I am extremely interested in aerial crown mapping in order to, in Will's words, leave a "legacy" of these extremely large and interesting trees. Thank you for having me. I am very excited about being a part of such a wonderful organization.
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Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:42 am
 
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Re: TCI Rendezvous 2013. Sweetgum climb.

Hello!

Thanks for the feedback guys! That's great to know. Done with work early. Running down the line to measure a monster white oak in a cemetary where I've done some donated work in the past. Super old site. I'll let you know what I come up with.

T.C.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:13 pm
 
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Re: White Oak. Double or Single?

Will,

That's where crown mapping will have it's place as well someday. How cool would it be if you had to submit a official crown map for a champion to be considered. I know, I know, that's crazy right? But, there's so much character you don't see in the circumference, crown spread and height. I understand that it's a numeric system and it needs to be somewhat limited, but I think with a crown map you avoid the hindering qualities such as single stem versus multi-stem. Things like crown maps aren't misleading. It's the true unique qualities of that tree and that tree only. Just ranting here.

T.C.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:49 pm
 
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White Oak. Double or Single?

Hello!

Was wondering if I could get some feedback on this white oak trunk. The question is, double or single? 16'1" CBH, 92.25' Average Crown Spread (2 measurements averaged), waiting on the go ahead for a tape drop (from property manager). And/or my clinometer.

T.C.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:13 pm
 
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Rickett's Glen.

Greetings.

Over the past month I've been exploring Rickett's Glen State Park, with a focus so far on the southern portion of the park to include the bottom portion of the Falls Trail, Maple Spring Run and Shingle Cabin Brook.

Largest Hemlock CBH: 12'5" (2 feet off one of the most popular trails in the park). Co-dominant stemmed monster.
Largest Tulip Poplar CBH: 13'2" (These tulips are in the 1500-1800' elevation range in both the Maple Spring Run Gorge and Shingle Cabin Brook gorge)

*I just got my clinometer/rangefinder rig for an early Christmas gift. I'll report in the future with accurate height measurements. I only had my clinometer/rangefinder for my most recent visit. It was raining and foggy so I had a hard time getting accurate heights. But...

I've located a White Ash tree in the Shingle Cabin Brook gorge that is GIGANTIC. The top is blown out well below (and I mean WELL BELOW) what I've envisioned to be the original top of the tree and the highest point (SINE) was 109'. I didn't have my DBH tape but it's certainly over 14' CBH. I know that if there's one, with over more than 13,000 acres, there must be another that our gale-force winds haven't pruned. I'll find that one soon enough.

There are also some very impressive white pines that situate themselves on some of the flat shelves that butt up to these gorges.

Also in Shingle Cabin Brook near the top end is a River Birch with a height measurement (SINE) of 86.97'.

I've been having some trouble with these posts publishing to the site, and I'm not sure why. This is my fifth attempt at this. I'll attach some photos and possibly a video on one of the ascents I made in one of the Tulips.

This is merely the tip of the iceberg. Lot's of information to follow regarding this awesome site in Northeast PA.

T.C.
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:07 am
 
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Re: Ricketts Glen State Park Rucker Index

Rick,

Heavy work Bro.

And to further add to the accuracy contingent, I hope that these locations, (especially the highest trees) can be revisited for some tape dropping and volume measurement (even those understory trees that so often get overlooked!). There is a real diversity in our forests here, and you can see it being illustrated because of this community. I see Rick's numbers here and as a climber looking for new heights, I cannot help but get excited! Hats off to Rick.

Will Blozan, get up here and climb with us! Bob, bring your supersonic tree measuring devices! There are BIG trees in Northeast PA!
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:10 am
 
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