The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

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Lucas
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Re: The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

Post by Lucas » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:23 am


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Whoa, what is that !

Is that fused stems from ring growth around an old stump?
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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Re: The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

Post by bbeduhn » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:40 am

Lucas,
Chestnut snags typically are smooth or a bit twisted, from a sampling of several dozen or so that I've seen. This fluted trunk is different from what I've encountered. It certainly appears to be just one trunk that became fluted over time into this unusual form. It grew well above 4,000' and may have been quite old, for a chestnut, when it succumbed to the blight.
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Re: The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:12 pm

So...after a couple of years...what is the status of this grove? Were the Carolina hemlocks treated, or allowed to die?

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Re: The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:16 am

They were treated extensively, all trees above a certain diameter. The grove was in pretty good shape before treatment. At mid 4000's in elevation, the bugs hadn't done too much damage. they won't have a chance any time soon.

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Re: The epic mother-load of Carolina hemlock

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:52 am

Excellent! Thanks for the reply!

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