Gone Wild Over Black Birches

#11)  Re: Gone Wild Over Black Birches

Postby sradivoy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:24 pm

South Chagrin Reservation (Cleveland Metro Parks) has I nice collection of black birches right here in northeast Ohio. Here's what I got so far:

96ft
97ft
92ft
88ft
91ft x 4ft6.5in
95ft x 6ft3.5in
103ft

There are many more that I waymarked but didn't measure. Like a contortionist I got all bent out of shape trying to find the top of these unusually shaped and unassuming trees. I really enjoyed it!

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#12)  Re: Gone Wild Over Black Birches

Postby dbhguru » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:56 am

Stefan,

  Super. All these measurements are going into the database. Thanks.

Bob
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#13)  Re: Gone Wild Over Black Birches

Postby sradivoy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:45 am

No, thank you Bob! I would have overlooked this species if I wasn't dispatched on this quest for the "holy grail". I've come to appreciate this forest a lot more than I might have otherwise thanks to you. Not known as a tall tree site until now, at least for this species. Unlike other nearby locations where the yellow birch plays a more dominate role, the exact opposite is true here. This particular place is a black birch bonanza and is an important component of this particular forest along with the hemlocks.
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