Continuing CT tuliptree hunting

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#1)  Continuing CT tuliptree hunting

Postby AndrewJoslin » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:42 pm

A friend who lives in Newtown, CT brought a grove of tuliptrees in Paugussett State Park to my attention. The area is on the west side of the forest, I only looked at a fraction of the overall forest. The grove has 5 big trees in relatively close proximity and widening out from there I found more big ones. The tallest ones were in the 125-130' range. The tree below was the overall tallest and largest by volume. It has a substantial trunk and a massive crown. Worth doing a spread and volume investigation.

130', CBH 12.3 feet. I spent more than an hour working on the height, very complex/distributed crown with many possible high points

Substantial base

A couple of views up, tough to capture the immensity of the crown

Zoomed in a little from another angle

In general the woods are youngish but there is a regular assortment of older sugar maple, black birch, yellow birch, some with good height. Also one big and tall beech that I located. Need to go back and spend some more time getting some measurements. Also, looking at Google satellite view I can see some aother potential tall groves.

Beauty of an old Yellow Birch


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#2)  Re: Continuing CT tuliptree hunting

Postby dbhguru » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:37 pm


 Good finds. Tulips in Connecticut hold lots of potential. I expect that we will eventually find a 160. The park that Ryan, Bart, and I investigated had them up to 155 and that was several years ago.

Robert T. Leverett
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Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest

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#3)  Re: Continuing CT tuliptree hunting

Postby ryandallas » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm

Hey Andrew,

Those are some great trees! If you're heading back to that area anytime soon, let me know. I'd love to tag along.

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