eNTS Magazine November 2012

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#1)  eNTS Magazine November 2012

Postby edfrank » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:37 pm

eNTS: The Magazine of the Native Tree Society,
Volume 2, Number 11, November 2012

               
                       
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http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazine/2012/NTS_November2012.pdf


In three parts:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazine/2012/NTS_November2012_01.pdf
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazine/2012/NTS_November2012_02.pdf
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazine/2012/NTS_November2012_03.pdf

I want to remind the readers of this magazine that the articles presented here are only a part, usually just the beginning, of the discussions being held on our BBS at http://www.ents-bbs.org .  The full discussion can be read by clicking on the link embedded in the title of each individual article.

Editor’s Corner
By Edward Frank

Webmaster , BBS Administrator,
eNTS Magazine Editor-in-Chief
edfrank@nativetreesociety.org

This has been a very eventful month for teh Native Tree Society.  We have some fantastic posts from fantastic trips.  Internationally we have Michael Spraggon, Jeroen Philippona, and Kouta Räsänen have published Part 2 through 6, of their expedition to the Balkans this past summer.  It includes both a travelogue and technical reports on their finds.  Bar Bouricious wades in with a report of some enormous trees from the Amazon rainforest in Peru, and Lee Frelich contributes a nice piece on Estonia.  Domestically we have an impressive account by George Feio on Wissahickon Valley Park, Pa, Eric Morgan reports on the Skull Valley cottonwood in AZ, along with reports by Rand Brown, Brian Beduhn, Eli Dickerson, Bill Solomon, Larry Baum, James Robert Smith, Elijah Whitcomb, Tom Howard, Zane Moore, Mario Vaden, and Larry Tucei.  Mark Collins posted a series on mushrooms found in the forests of northern California.  Incidentally these are some of the posts that have recieved the most buzz on Facebook.

This month also marked the impact of super storm Sandy on the Northeast. There are accounts of storm damage by many people including Robert Leverett, Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, Kirk Johnson, Turner Sharp, and Gaines McMartin. Gaines unfortunately had significant damage to his forested property in western Virginia.  

Robert Leverett continued with his series on measurement techniques and instrument testing.  These are perhaps not as exciting a read and the zombie apocalypse, but vital to our overall scientific mission.  We had a long and ongoing discussion repeated here about the idea of volume, and characterizing the physical "presence" of large trees started by Don Bertolette.  

The National Geographic featured an article on the work by Steve Sillett and his team in measuring and mapping the canopy, branches and trunk of the "President" sequoia in Sequoia National Park in California.  NTS President Will Blozan was part of that mapping team, even though he was not a participant in the National Geographic photo shoot.

The arts are not neglected with several short poems by Edward Frank, Steve Galehouse, and Jennifer Dudley on the theme of autumn.  Jennifer Dudley also submitted another of her lovely birds and leaves videos from this fall.

It has been a top month for the NTS BBS and members.  As an aside on the NTS Facebook page we have reached 2,235 likes from over two dizen countries.  Over half of the people following the NTS Facebook page are from outside the United States.  I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!!

Edward Forrest Frank

               
                       
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The Queen's Christmas tree at Windsor Castle published in the Illustrated London News, 1848, and republished in Godey's Lady's Book, Philadelphia in December 1850.


Table of Contents

Editor's Corner by Edward Frank                                                                  6
Autumn in the Redwoods by M. D. Vaden                                                          7
Balkans Expedition 2012 Travelogue Part 2 by Michael J Spraggon                                   8
The Prašnik Oak Forest in Croatia by Jeroen Philippona                                                 10
#2 is okay, MTSF, MA by Robert Leverett                                                        12
Re: #2 is okay, MTSF, MA by Joe Zorzin                                                14
Checking on Thoreau, MA by Robert Leverett                                                        14
Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins                                         17
Operating range of laser rangefinders by Robert Leverett                                                18
Storm report from Ohio by Steve Galehouse                                                        18
Re: Storm report from Ohio by Rand Brown                                                19
Giant eucalypts                                                                                        20
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Edward Frank                                        21
Mount Pisgah Academy in Candler (near Asheville) by Brian Beduhn                                21
2011 Update: Wissahickon Valley Park, Pa. by George Fieo                                        22
2,000 Facebook Likes by Edward Frank                                                                30
Re: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010 by Bill Solomon                                                        30
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by M. D. Vaden                                31
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by Kouta Rasanen                32
New initiatives by Robert Leverett                                                                 32
Re: New initiatives by Larry Tucei                                                        33
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Kirk Johnson                                        34
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Turner Sharp                                35
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Rand Brown                                35
Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett                                                        36
Re: Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett                                                37
Re: Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett                                                37
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins                                        38
Balkan Travelogue Part 3 - Trsteno Planes by Michael J Spraggon                                 40
The Trsteno Planes - largest trees of Europe? by Jeroen Philippona                                 44
Re: Balkan Travelogue Part 3 - Trsteno Planes by Will Blozan                                        47
Potential National Champion Mountain camellia, TN by Will Blozan                                48
The Golden Spruce – Book Recommendation by Mark Collins                                        48
Estonia        by Lee Frelich                                                                                 49
Re: Pine Plains Sycamore Report by Seth Gross                                                        52
Re: Pine Plains Sycamore Report by Robert Leverett                                        53
Re: The Golden Spruce by Robert Leverett                                                        53
The Tallest Trees in Africa by Kouta Räsänen                                                        54
Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin                                                54
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin                                55
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Turner Sharp                                        55
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction By Rand Brown                                        56
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin                                56
Re: Estonia by Kouta Räsänen                                                                        57
Re: Estonia by Lee Frelich                                                                57
Re: Estonia by Kouta Räsänen                                                                57
The Forest Unseen:  A Year’s Watch in Nature by Bill Soloman                                        58
Chinook Salmon? (South Fork of the Eel River) by Mark Collins                                        59
Re: The Trsteno Planes - largest trees of Europe? by Kouta Räsänen                                60
TP360 Tilt Sensor Testing by Robert Leverett                                                        62
Ash twig ID by Owen                                                                                63
Birds and leaves by Jennifer Dudley                                                                64
Agawam High School Students Project by Robert Leverett                                        65
Re: Agawam High School Students Project by Robert Leverett                                65
A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette                                                66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank                                 66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                67
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                67
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank                                69
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                69
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Joe Zorzin                                        70
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Will Blozan                                        70
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Eli Dickerson                                71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Will Blozan                                        71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass By Don Bertolette                                71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                72
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                72
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Joe Zorzin                                        73
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                73
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank                                74
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette                                 74
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett                                 75
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette                                75
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette                                 76
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank                                76
Hawaii Trip Prospects by Robert Leverett                                                        77
Harvard Forest and beyond by Robert Leverett                                                        78
Balkans 2012 - Travelogue Part 4 - Biogradska Gora NP by Michael J Spraggon                         79
Photos of Forest on Rocky Face Mountain, NC by James Robert Smith                                81
Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records by Kouta Räsänen                        83
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins                                        87
"The President" giant sequioa, SNP, CA by Edward Frank                                        89
Bad year for acorns? by Joe Zorzin                                                                89
Re: Biogradska GoraNP, Montenegro – two new broadleaf tree height records
by Jeroen Philippona                                                                         89
Hurricane Sandy Damage to Trees, Central Park, NYC by Jenifer Dudley                                92
Sandy Damage   Re: Small Sugar Maple rich NJ forest patch by Larry Baum                        92
Bad Sandy by Larry Baum                                                                        92
Re: Bad Sandy by Joe Zorzin                                                                92
Archaeology of Autumn by Edward Frank                                                        93
Autumn by Steve Galehouse                                                                        93
Autumn’s Last Days by Jennifer Dudley                                                                93
Pileated Woodpecker by Jennifer Dudley                                                        93
Re: Tracey Ridge Chestnuts, PA by Rand Brown                                                        94
Promising looking small patch, NJ by Larry Baum                                                99
Atlanta Tree hugger/hunter by Scott Honeycutt                                                        99
Balkans 2012 - Travelogue Part 5 - Canyons and Mountains by Michael J Spraggon                 100
Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine by Kouta Räsänen                        105
Re: Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine by Kouta Räsänen                107
Re: Washington Grove City Park, NY by Elijah Whitcomb                                        108
Re: Washington Grove City Park, NY by Tom Howard                                        108
Bear and Salmon: Humboldt Redwoods State Park by Mark Collins                                109
Lake Champlain, NY by Robert Leverett                                                        110
Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Eric Morgan                                                111
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Will Blozan                                        112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Eric Morgan                                        112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Robert leverett                                112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Turner Sharp                                        113
Tallest Eucalypts in Santa Cruz County by Zane Moore                                                113
Amazon Giants Trip Report from Peru by Bart Bouricius                                         114
Re: Amazon Giants Trip Report from Peru by Bart Bouricius                                120
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins                                        120
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by M. D. Vaden                                123
North Syracuse Oak Groves Fall 2012 by Tom Howard                                                123
Beginner Tree Climbing certifications by Eli Dickerson                                                126
Re: Beginner Tree Climbing certifications by Will Blozan                                126
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by Zane Moore                                126
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by M. D. Vaden                        127
Hello from Cincinnati, Ohio by pitsandmounds                                                        127
Tallest Eucalypts in Santa Cruz County by Zane Moore                                                128
Welcome to the WNTS (Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ) by Don Bertolette                128
Mt. Logan Natural Area Dale Luthringer                                                                129
Travelogue Part 6: the Perućica Forest Reserve by Michael J Spraggon                                 130
The Perućica Forest reserve in Bosnia Herzegovina by Jeroen Philippona                         136
Re: Small Sugar Maple rich NJ forest patch by Larry Baum                                        141
Re: Green Lakes State Park 4/24/2011 by Rand Brown                                                142
Historic Lansdowne Sycamore, a true beauty by John Harvey                                        145
No recognition for this old growth forest (patch) in NJ by John Harvey                                145
Cathedral Pines Wisconsin by Larry Tucei                                                        147
9 hours of Sleep Relaxation Sounds of Allegheny Forest Night by by best333WillC                150
Re: Cathedral Pines Wisconsin by Don C. Bragg                                                        151
Guilford Courthouse-Greensboro, NC by Brian Beduhn                                                151
External Links                                                                                        153
Back Issues of the eNTS Magazine                                                                154
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#2)  Re: eNTS Magazine November 2012

Postby Joe » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:08 pm

good editorial work, Ed. and good work by all the contributors- perhaps someday the best of the best of the best of these articles could be compiled into an ENTs coffee table book

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