Blissville Giant

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Blissville Giant

Post by mikekowalski » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:58 pm

ENTS,

My girlfriend and I went out to see a giant white pine that I reported on previously (See post entitled "Big Eastern White Pine!" on the ENTS website). I was surprised to find that one of the stems had come down in recent high winds. It was a bit saddening when I first realized from a distance that it was missing one of it's stems, but after coming to terms with the whole situation it was an awesome sight to see that huge trunk lying there over a brook. Easily the largest downed log I've witnessed in the Acadia forest. I hope it lies there undisturbed.
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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by edfrank » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:14 pm

Mike,

Very nice tree and snow photos. It is good to here news from the "Great White North." It would be interesting to monitor the changes and decay of the log over time. I am doing the same thing with a fallen Cucumbertree here at Cook Forest - seeing how the species growing on the downed log change over time and how they envelop the log.

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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by James Parton » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:47 am

Ed,

That is a really good project idea. It sounds like a good use for time-lapse photography.
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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by mikekowalski » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:07 am

Ed,

Thanks. That's a good idea. I also thought afterward that it would be cool to measure the tree's height with the downed log (it's relatively intact). I didn't have my tape with me at the time but I will bring it the next time I go back.
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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by James Parton » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:23 am

I went on a local forest hike in the snow yesterday. Woods are so quiet and magical under a blanket of snow. I have really learned to appreciate the winter forest since joining ENTS. We got 8 inches of snow over the weekend here in the NC mountains.
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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by mikekowalski » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:28 pm

Here are a few more pics.
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Re: Blissville Giant

Post by James Parton » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:34 pm

It's a Winter Wonderland.
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