Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

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Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by tsharp » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:25 pm

George Fieo wrote:
Brandywine Creek State Park has a Rucker Index of 140.62'. Here's a few numbers for a quick comparison.

Site RI State Region
Great Smoky Mountains NS 163.6' NC-Tenn Southeast
Ridley Creek SP 139.35' PA Northeast
Holly River SP 134.7' WV Central Atlantic
George: Holly River State Park has A Rucker Height Index of 138.3'. See my post at the link below.

Holly River State Park- A recalculation of the Rucker Index


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Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by John Harvey » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:22 pm

Ill be visiting soon. No tree on the east coast quite like the tulip poplar. White Oak, Sycamore, Tulip Tree.....the biggest and best (in NJ at least).
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"If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully." - Matt Fox

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Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:44 am

I wonder how many tulips over 160 feet there are in the region (SE PA, and northern DE) and maybe whether any reach over 170 in secluded spots!

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Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:23 pm

Just one tulip has hit 170' in that area, but the measurement was from a few years ago. A decent number has hit 160'. George Feio still has some more numbers to post. He found the 170' at Loch Raven in Maryland. DE and PA both come very close and may have 170's by now.

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Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:41 am

Yes. To be honest, I would not be surprised if a Tulip has been able to reach 175' in unknown areas. Sadly, I don't have a 2-point measurement device, and I cant afford them, but I hope some others and George are able to do some more documenting :)
I know this area probably used to have some real surprising trees before colonization!
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