UNCA Asheville, NC

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UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:56 am

This area has been measured several times before but I was having car issues and wasn't able to get out and about very far. I hit a large area south of the campus which may not have been measured before in addition to the Botanical Gardens, just to get a better Rucker.

The area south of campus appears to have been a large estate at one time. There are stone walls remaining and English Ivy is very common over a fair portion of the site. The trees are younger around the walls, with the exception of white oaks. Mature white oaks abound on the property. They appear to have grown somewhat open when they were younger.

Sweetgum 91' in Botan Garden
baldcypress 94.1' in Botan Garden
Southern red oak 96'
Shortleaf pine 98.6' in Botan Garden
Pitch pine 98.9' in Botan Garden
Black cherry 100.8'
White oak 104.5' 10'6"cbh 84'spread
White pine 116.3' in Botan Garden
Sycamore 122.8' in Botan Garden
Tuliptree 125'

Rucker 104.8' a bit dissappointing

White pine 104.5' 11'1" cbh 55.5' spread whopper for the city
southern red oak 11'1" cbh very large for a southern red

Will has measured the sycamore to 130+'. I spent time on it and couldn't break 123'.

Pictures to follow.

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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by edfrank » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:38 am

Brian,

Do you have photos coming?

Ed
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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:45 am

i should get them in tonight for my last few excursions. I've been having issues getting them from my camera to my computer but got them downloaded last night.

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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:40 am

Beastly white pine
Beastly white pine
Beastly white pine
Beastly white pine
Gnarly white oaks
Gnarly white oaks
White pine reconnecting with itself
White pine reconnecting with itself
Forest guardian
Forest guardian
DogWood
DogWood

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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:08 am

Brian, Cool photos! Those carvings are really something. Larry

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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:12 am

Thanks, Larry. I believe the formations are natural...the southern totem tree ( chainsaurus totemsa) is rare but grows around here occasionally. The dog has teeth like a chainsaw. It's got a nasty bite.

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Re: UNCA Asheville, NC

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:02 pm

Brian, I bet it's all bark and no bite! Some real knarly trees there to. Larry

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