Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

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Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:22 pm

I came across a couple of James Parton's posts about this church and cemetery. His reports can be found at

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... church.htm
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... _trees.htm


Gingko biloba 72.0' 73.1' 81.0' 80.9' 11'6" cbh double trunked but fused well above breast height
Metasequoia glypt. 106.8' 9'5" cbh
hemlock 101.9' 11'9" cbh
beech 12'6" cbh didn't look like American beech
white oak 14'3" cbh
American holly 62.3' 63.5'
Willow oak 81.4' 14'10" cbh 99.1' spread
Willow oak 111.1' 16'1" cbh 86.8' spread
Willow oak 87.5' 17'7" cbh 104.6' spread same as the fat one in James' picture. Double trunked
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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by Will Blozan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:15 pm

Brian,

Were there any laurel oak leaves? I am shocked you didn't measure the Torano spruce...

My company treated all the hemlocks there ~four years ago but they have not kept up on treatments as far as I know.

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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Brian, Those are some whoppers! I remember James posting this. I wonder how he is doing. We don't hear from him like we used to. I enjoyed his postings. Larry

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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:50 am

Will,
I wasn't able to ID the Torano spruce. That's a new one for me, but it is one book I have. I thought it might be a match but doubted it because of its rarity. They are gorgeous trees.

Torano spruce (tiger-tail) picea torano 57.9' 58.5' These appeared much taller. There may have been a misread on the clinometer. I'll remeasure when I get the chance.

The laurel leaves were present on the ground. From what i remember, they seemed too wide for willow, except for the fat 17'7" oak.

The hemlocks appear to be healthy but I didn't check closely.

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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Brian,

Indeed, one of the most gorgeous spruces! On 8-29-2010 I measured the twins at 74.4' and 75.7'.

Saw an impressive (as in tall) scarlet oak today on Gorman Bridge Road (not far from the "Powers Oak"- seen it?) in W. Asheville that needs a shot. Also, have you been in the large cemetary near N. Louisiana Ave? Looks to have a nice variety of older planted trees including some mysterious spruces. Let's check 'em out soon.

Will

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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am

Will,
Those heights make more sense. I'm fairly certain I read the clinometer wrong. Those trees dominate the site when you drive in, even from behind the church.

I checked out the cemetery off Leicester Hwy and didn't find anything too interesting. The one off Louisiana is on my to do list. I'm not familiar with the "Powers oak". We can hit the sites soon.
Brian

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Re: Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:40 pm

Tiger Tail Spruce 77.1' 79.2'
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