Volunteers needed for big tree certification

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by dbhguru » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Thanks, folks. John harvey. No, problem. We'll get you up to speed.

This is a good start. Hoping to hesr from lots more of you.

Bob
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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by edfrank » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:36 pm

I certainly would like to participate, but it is not feasible for me at the present time.

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by dbhguru » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:41 pm

Ed,


I assumed you were on board and would participate when your situation permits. But thanks for confirming.

Bob
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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:37 pm

Bob- You know I'm in. I'll cover the Deep South and it would be a real pleasure to do so. Larry

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by ElijahW » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:56 pm

Bob,

I'll be happy participate as I'm able in upstate NY and the surrounding area. I'm fairly confident in my ability in identifying and measuring northeastern trees, and have the basic tools, as John mentioned earlier. However, I've not attended any NTS events or workshops, and would need to do so before doing any work representing the organization and/or AF. I've wanted to meet up with other ents for a couple years now, but, for the most part, my job hasn't allowed me to do so. Also, I can't speak for Tom Howard, but I think we'd make a great team for our neck of the woods.

However these AF meetings work out, you're doing a yeoman's work, Bob. Thank you for your efforts.

Elijah
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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by dbhguru » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:17 am

Elijah

Great! We'll count you in. BTW, I'm at Point Au Rouch, NY right now. I'm going to be measuring big cottonwoods today. This region is loaded with great cottonwoods, but not many people like the species. I love 'um. Pictures and numbers later.

Bob
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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by tomhoward » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:05 am

Bob, NTS,

I'd like to get involved as well. Elijah and I make a good team here in central NY. I'd like to pitch in whenever I can.

My brother and I also love Cottonwoods. There are awesome Cottonwoods just north of you in Quebec.

Tom Howard

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:34 pm

I'd like to be confirmed as well but my time is severely limited and will be for at least the next year or so. If only we had other competent measurers in Western North Carolina! :)
Brian

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by DonCBragg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:11 pm

I'd be willing to help...My first task, though, will be looking for a new national champion shortleaf pine!!

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Re: Volunteers needed for big tree certification

Post by dbhguru » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:27 pm

Folks,

Thanks for the responses and support. We're really moving into high gear. I think AF is going to be both pleased and relieved.

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

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