Rocky Bluff Recreation Area, Pisgah NF, Madison Co

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Rocky Bluff Recreation Area, Pisgah NF, Madison Co

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:21 am

Rocky Bluff is a small area, straddling Spring Creek, and extending up some small mountains. The species mix is fairly broad, considering it's primarily composed of acidic soils. Rocky Bluff is part of the Bald Mountains. Three ailanthus grow together along the trail. This is my first sighting of the species in a forest setting in NC. They look quite different in a forest setting than they do in disturbed areas.

1. Liriodendron tulipifera tuliptree 148.4' 45.23m 141.9' 43.25m
2. Pinus strobus white pine 146.2' 44.56m 145.3' 44.28m 145.2' 44.25m 143.3' 43.67m 143.1' 43.61m
3. Quercus rubra red oak 139.0' 42.36m
4. Quercus alba white oak 135.4' 41.27m
5. Robinia pseudoacacia black locust 124.3' 37.88m
6. Fraxinus biltmoreana Biltmore ash 123.7' 37.70m
7. Platanus occidentalis sycamore 123.1' 37.52m
8. Carya ovalis red hickory 119.4' 36.39m
9. Carya glabra pignut hickory 112.7' 34.35m
10. Tilia heterophylla white basswood 112.0' 34.13m

Acer saccharum sugar maple 108.1' 32.94m
Halesia monticola mountain silverbell 88.8' 27.06m
Ailanthis altissima tree-of-heaven 88.6' 27.00m

RHI 10 = 128.42' 39.14m
RHI 5 = 138.66' 42.26m

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