Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

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Matt Markworth
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Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:18 pm

Wander Indiana, Wander Indiana . . .

The diverse trees of this preserve sit on what is locally referred to as “white clay flats.” It was a pleasure to encounter a forest composition I had never seen before. The dominant species were American Beech, Swamp Chestnut Oak, and Sweetgum.

Here’s a description: http://www.in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/fi ... _Woods.pdf
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Pit and Mound: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=60d ... a58fd1ec7b
Blackgum: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ac1 ... 4344e89095
Pin Oak: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=81b ... d41c4fecf3
Me with 12.8ft CBH Pin Oak
Me with 12.8ft CBH Pin Oak
Pin Oak leaves/acorns
Pin Oak leaves/acorns
Swamp Chestnut Oaks
Swamp Chestnut Oaks
Swamp Chestnut Oak leaves/acorns
Swamp Chestnut Oak leaves/acorns
- Matt
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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by dbhguru » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:32 pm

Matt,

Another great post. I especially like the pin oak. It's a beauty. That species has been widely planted in the Northeast as a shade tree. They actually get into the size range of your 12.8 x 118 footer around here where planed, although heights are usually on the order of 90 to 110 feet. The trunk of the species is really columnar. The ones I find growing naturally in the wetland areas are considerably smaller than their urban cousins.

Bob
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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by Rand » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:19 pm

Another notch on Bob's ax...
pitsandmounds wrote:Wander Indiana, Wander Indiana . . .

Here’s a description: http://www.in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/fi ... _Woods.pdf
The giant 150-foot beech and oak trees tower above the lush understory.

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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:40 pm

Rand,

Trust, but verify :)

Matt

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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by George Fieo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Matt,

Great report and pics. Those oaks are impressive. That blackgum is not too shabby either.

George

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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by Matt Markworth » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Thanks George,

To steal a line from a guidebook, the crown of this Blackgum looks like an Oak tree that had a bad hair day. I like the "alligator hide" and it has an interesting burl at the base. I'd like to measure more of the Oaks there for height, as I think they may go above 118 feet.
Blackgum
Blackgum
Blackgum
Blackgum
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Re: Tribbett Woods Nature Preserve (IN)

Post by Bart Bouricius » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:48 am

Beautiful mature trees and environment. A great combination of some of my favorite species.

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