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#1)  In search of BIG TREES

Postby DAKennedy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:24 pm

               
                       
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The only problem with the article is that the picture is of Michael, not me.

- Duncan
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#2)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby bbeduhn » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:28 pm

Family friend Michael Taylor...that explains a lot.

Duncan,
We are duly impressed with your enthusiasm for trees. keep it up. You're involved with the best of the best of tree hunters. Congrats on the article.
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#3)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby DAKennedy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:35 pm

bbeduhn wrote:Family friend Michael Taylor...that explains a lot.

Duncan,
We are duly impressed with your enthusiasm for trees. keep it up. You're involved with the best of the best of tree hunters. Congrats on the article.
Brian


"Family friend"

I wouldn't say that's fully correct.  I sent Gregg, the reporter an email with a picture of me.  The paper publishes corrections for mistakes.  

- Duncan
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#4)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby Matt Markworth » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Great tree, nice work Duncan!

You're in a great location for tree hunting. I've really enjoyed measuring Rocky Mountain ponderosa pines in Colorado the last two summers, but I've never measured the really tall/big pines that you all have out there.

Good luck with your explorations!
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#5)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby DAKennedy » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:59 pm

An online link:

http://www.plumasnews.com/story/2015/11 ... s/550.html

There is some nice misinformation on some things here.

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#6)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby Don » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:09 am

Duncan-
I feel like I should properly introduce myself.

My name is Don Bertolette. I'm a native northern Californian having been born in Sacramento and spending pre-school years in Susanville, before moving all around the state. I returned to northern California in the late 1960s to major in Forestry at Humboldt State College (now a State University). Among the many national forests that I worked in over the years of my forestry career, the years I spent on the Plumas (East Zone engineering) were among my favorites.

Like others of us on this BBS, I've noted your interest and enthusiasm, and am "thinking" you're on your way to success.  Some of the cues to my "thinking" are:
1)the article about you, and this other fellow (Michael Taylor) you brought along for 'scale' in the photo, in the Plumas County newspaper,
2)your own blog!  I'm in the middle of a wordpress revamping of my own webpage, and am very impressed with your up and running wordpress blog!  For those BBS readers following this thread, check out Duncan's blog at https://sierracountybigtrees.wordpress.com/, with dated narratives and photos documenting your big tree adventures.

I can't help but think your family members are learning as much as you are, as you sashay through the woods seeking the "big'uns"!  Do keep after your dream, it will take you where you need to go.

That said, I'd like you to feel invited into the Western Native Tree Society (WNTS), if that fellow Michael Taylor hasn't already invited you. We certainly would welcome your enthusiasm!
-Don
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#7)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby Lucas » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:51 pm

https://sierracountybigtrees.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/the-chrysolepis-expedition-a-chestnut-and-two-live-oaks/

The Chrysolepis Expedition : A Chestnut and two Live Oaks

What chestnut species?
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#8)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby Don » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:50 pm

Lucas-
I'd assumed he was being casual in his naming conventions, intending to discuss his Quercus chrysolepis (canyon live oak) expedition: A chestnut oak and two live oaks.  
Knowing that chestnut oaks (Quercus prinus) are native to the eastern US, I assumed Duncan had found an introduced chestnut oak, which would be a bit odd.  Looking at the image, I couldn't see enough bark characteristics or leaves to even guess.  Good question for Duncan.  
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#9)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby DAKennedy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:11 pm

The Chestnut (technically two) was an introduced Castanea sativa on the site of an old homestead.  That homestead is now in the middle of a campground.  Nearby is an old apple tree.

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#10)  Re: In search of BIG TREES

Postby Lucas » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:00 pm

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https://nooksand.wordpress.com/tag/old-growth/

FYI I just stumbled over this. It may be by somebody on this forum but I didn't see a reference in a search.

Great pix of old NW oaks, etc.

Live oaks above.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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