Ramble Grove Asheville

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Ramble Grove Asheville

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:42 am

This was a topic in January, 2010, but I wasn't able to add to that discussion. I did some measuring Friday in a very nice and very young white pine forest. These trees appear to be in the 60-70 year range. There are some older oaks mixed in away from the tallest pines but most oaks are young as well. Some heights from the grove

Pinus Strobus 124' 127' 128' 130' 132' 132' 137' 140' 141' 142' 144'! 144'!
White Pine

Pinus Echinata 92' 98'
Shortleaf Pine

Tsuga Canadensis 103' 100' 98'
Eastern Hemlock

Pinus Rigida 121'!
Pitch Pine
I got this shooting straight up and I don't believe I got part of a white pine. This seems too tall, however. James Parton got a 114" in the grove. It may be the same tree.

Quercus Coccinea 8' 11" 108'
Scarlet Oak

Further down the trail, hardwoods exert themselves but the pines still dominate.

Pinus Strobus 125' 125' 126' 126' 129' 133' 135'
White Pine

There's a small grove two miles northeast of the Ramble Grove, also on the Mountains to Sea trail. This is a very promising but small grove with tuliptrees and white pines competing. My tuliptree heights were all low due to a fair amount of leaves so I'll have to wait until November for accurate measurements. I was hitting 100' to 105'. They're much taller. I couldn't get the tops of the tallest couple. There is likely a 150' there.

Pinus Strobus 128' 138' 142' 143'
White Pine

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Re: Ramble Grove Asheville

Post by James Parton » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:51 am

You certainly did a more extensive exploration of that grove than I did. Very Nice!

I too, got that Pitch Pine measurement by shooting straight up. 121 is very nice! I wonder if it is the same tree? I would be puzzled about being nearly 6 feet low unless I forgot to add my height to eye level to the measurement. But that would be unusual and still just a little low. I usually remember to do that.

Will Blozan and Jess Riddle visited that grove a few years back. I would love to see what they found.

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Re: Ramble Grove Asheville

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:04 pm

I left out a few hardwoods. These were between the pine groves. Leaves were an issue but the hickories had just started to get theirs.

Carya Glabra 120' 123'
Pignut Hickory

Tulipfera Liriodendron 123'
Tuliptree

James, the Pitch Pine was just a few feet off the trail, less than 100 yards from the trailhead at the Parkway & Hendersonville Rd.

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