Rocky Fork State Park

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Rocky Fork State Park

Post by bbeduhn » Mon May 18, 2020 10:37 am

Rocky Fork State Park was established in 2012. It is said to have extensive northern hardwood forests. I went on a family hike so we just stayed along the streams. Two species stand out, white pines and yellow birch. I've never seen such an abundance of yellow birch. They are ubiquitous along the streams. Basswood is also common but like at other Tennessee sites I've been to recently, they do not get all that tall. 110' is a real challenge to top.

white pine
156.4' 148.6' 145.7'

yellow birch
98.0' 94.6' 92.5' 92.3' 91.7' 91.3' 90.8' 87.4' 85.9' 85.4' 84.3' 84.2' 82.0' 81.9' 81.5'

sycamore
122.9'

black locust
121.0'

white basswood
109.1'

yellow buckeye
111.8' 110.3'

hemlock
116.4' 114.9'

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