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Likes Your Post Button


Likes Your Post

I added a nee MOD and gave everyone permission to use it. It is much like the "Like" button on Facebook, for those of you familiar with Facebook. There is a button on the upper right corner of the message that vaguely looks like a "Thumbs Up" icon. Just click on it. The "Likes your message" count appearing below the posters name and icon will go up by one, and your name will be added to a list of people who liked the post at the bottom of the message. The button doesn't really do anything more than that. It is just an acknowledgment that the post was read and found interesting. The button doesn't appear on announcements, but should be there for everyone in every post. After you click the thumbs up the icon changes to a thumbs down icon. Clicking again will take away your likes. This in effects allows you to acknowledge you read the post and like it even if you do not have any specific comment to add.

Links to Between the ENTS website and the ENTS BBS

I have been doing some other upgrades to the BBS over the past couple of days. First you may have noticed I placed links on every forum on the BBS to the equivalent index page on the ENTS and WNTS website, and I also placed links on every index page on the websites to the corresponding forum on the BBS so that navigation between the two will be as seamless as possible.

Daily Digest

I also want to encourage people to subscribe to the "Daily Digest" which sends a summary of all of the posts made each day out as a single email to subscribers. In this way you can be sure that you will not miss a post and have an opportunity to see what everyone is talking about even if you do not browse all of the forums. It is a great asset and I want people to use it. The options for the Digest are under the User Control Panel page that can be accessed by clicking on the User Control Panel link at the upper left side of the BBS . Then click on the Digest tab to set your options.

by edfrank
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:20 pm
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Photo Panorama of Boogerman Trail

Here's a panorama I stitched together from a summer hike the first time I went to find (unsuccessfully) the Sag Branch poplar:

by jamesrobertsmith
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:29 pm
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Trees Photographed in Infrared [PICS]

Trees Photographed in Infrared [PICS]

With infrared photography, a film or image sensor sensitive to infrared light is used which blocks out most of the visible light spectrum. With foliage this creates a "wood effect." It makes tree leaves and grass as reflective as snow. The effect is named after infrared pioneer Robert W. Wood and not the trees themselves. Enjoy and watch out for the Oompa Loompas
by edfrank
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:26 pm
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Party Time - Jake Swamp Pine Reaches 170'


Today, I went to MTSF to remeasure the Jake Swamp white pine, tallest tree in Massachusetts, and so far as we know, New England. The tree was climbed by Will Blozan in 1998, Michael Davie in 2001, and Will Blozan in 2008. Here are the measurements for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Year Height Girth

2008 168.5 10.5
2009 169.3 10.5
2010 170.1 10.55


Jake Swamp gets a party in October! So far as I am aware, it will be the first recorded party for a white pine, celebrating the tree's reaching a height threshold. I am unsure what others think of the party idea, but it is meant in good fun. It will be held at the Charlemont Inn, not at the tree. We take extra precautions to protect the tree.

by dbhguru
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:57 pm
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Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body, and Spirit

Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit Through Outdoor Play
Physician-reviewed report examines health benefits of unstructured time in nature
08-05-2010 // Amanda Cooke


National Wildlife Federation today issued a new health report called Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit Through Outdoor Play.

The report reveals how America's addiction to time indoors affects our physical and mental health. Reviewed by an independent panel of medical experts, Whole Child explores how regular, unstructured outdoor play can boost the health of a child’s mind, body and spirit.

Physicians understand connection between health and outdoor time
“I am deeply troubled by some of the trends I see in my practice including increased obesity in kids and higher rates of asthma, ADHD, anxiety and depression. What all kids need are natural, safe places where they can play,” says Sandra Stenmark, M.D., a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente and physician lead of Colorado Pediatric Cardiovascular Health who participated in NWF’s Summit on Children and the Outdoors this last April.

Download the full report - Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit Through Outdoor Play

by edfrank
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:11 pm
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State Champion Tulip, KY's tallest

In 2010, 3 of us went down to the Cumberland falls area to visit the Tallest tree in Kentucky. Still today the most fun i've had doing a climb. We were able to park about .34 miles from the coordinate set we had. Hands full of all sorts of gear we hike the dense rhododendron, big leave mags, and all sorts of stickers. So while search for the tree we were all gazing skyward looking for a 174' monster, but we found none and once 200' away the coord set we started thinking something was wrong, instead things were just about to get amazing!

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We didn't realize we were standing on a 125' cliff face and were virtually eye level to the canopy of these monster. So before we ventured down we decided to shoot lines into the tree from the cliff since we didn't know if the big shot would have been good enough to get us up from the base.

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(Red) Parking N36 53.010 W084 26.883
(Yellow) Shot our throw lines N36 53.141 W084 26.572
(Blue) Tree N36 53.144 W084 26.550

Once our lines set, Duane Hook and Tom Robison went down to manage the lines below while I stayed up top. Once lines were rigged and ropes were attached I made my way down. From there we were met with with this massive cylinder trunk going up 85' before the first branch.

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From there we climbed to the top to drop a tape, 172' tall!, 18'7" circumference.

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by Yeti
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:30 pm
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Hemlocks at Calli Nature Preserve (IN)

Wander Indiana, Wander Indiana . . .

Hi All,

This marks the fourth location in Indiana that I've visited native Eastern Hemlocks:

1) Pine Hills Nature Preserve
2) Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve
3) Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest
4) Calli Nature Preserve ( )

I noticed two Hemlock groves, one on the west facing slope above the Muscatatuck River and one on the north facing slope. The trees on the west facing slope were concentrated in a stretch of about 500 ft, with many trees in the 1' - 2' CBH range up to a CBH of 5' 1 3/4". The trees on the north facing slope were more scattered, but they were bigger.

3 largest Hemlocks measured:

Ht: 98.5', CBH: 6' (north facing slope)
Ht: 83.3', CBH: 5' 5" (north facing slope)
Ht: 58.5', CBH: 5' 1 3/4" (west facing slope)

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hemlock that is the farthest north in the west facing slope grove.jpg

- Matt
by Matt Markworth
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:34 pm
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