Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

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#1)  Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Lucas » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:42 pm

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http://www.fws.gov/ivorybill/photoalbum/index.htm

https://books.google.ca/books?id=-rn2xmf3T9kC&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87&dq=greenlea+bend&source=bl&ots=kG3OLblI_x&sig=tEEplgp4Q9ovwMTX-7mtetgbyLw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAmoVChMI9JmBw96XyAIVARCSCh3Xtwk9#v=onepage&q=greenlea%20bend&f=false

The Grail Bird: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker By Tim Gallagher

I was reading the above book and it talked about the superb 100 sq mi Singer Tract as a big tree paradise, especially, Greenlea bend. The pix above seen to do that justice. Singer Tract was logged in the 40's. Greed won.

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http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/Tensas/id/43

More and different here
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#2)  Re: Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Lucas » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:58 pm

White River Sugarberry Natural Area

White River Sugarberry Natural Area contains a partially virgin forest with excellent examples of three bottomland hardwood forest types and wildlife populations typical of the forest types present.

Location: Desha County, AR

Year designated: 1974

Acres: 1,024

Ownership: Federal

http://www.nature.nps.gov/nnl/site.cfm?Site=WHRI-AR

https://www.google.ca/search?q=sugarberry+natural+area+arkansas&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0CAUQ_AUoAGoVChMIl-P9zeOXyAIViH6SCh1qBwz1&dpr=1#q=%22sugarberry+natural+area%22


The book mentioned this old growth . Has it ever been checked by ENTS?
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#3)  Re: Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Rand » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:07 pm

I read that book (or one very similar).  It chronicled Tanner's desperate attempts to get the Singer company to stop to preserve the Ivory Bill. He discovered it was peculiarly adapted to scaling the thick old bark of dead old growth trees to get at the insects just beneath.  He talking to one of the lumberman about this, and he shrugged and said 'Maybe it should learn to eat something else'.  Lovely.  The next time he returned everything was gone.

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#4)  Re: Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Lucas » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:54 pm

BTW per the pic in the book Greenlea Bend wasn't just logged, it was turned into a field that looked like a pool table.
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#5)  Re: Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Lucas » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:02 pm

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"Tree Seedlings are planted 12 feet apart which results in 302 seedlings per acre."

Rather like this

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"Tensas River NWR has some of the best remaining bottomland hardwood forest in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Staff had to take two measurements to get the total circumference of this huge cypress. The estimated diameter at breast height circumference equalled 121 feet."

But there are a trees left

http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2004/r04-088.html
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#6)  Re: Singer Tract, Madison Parish, LA.

Postby Larry Tucei » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:12 am

Lucas-  Cool post! Noxubee NWR, Delta National Forest, Bienville NF, De Soto NF, Homichitto NF and Tombigbee NF all were cut in the 1930's in Ms. The whole South was cut the same way as in your photo so most is second and third growth with small pockets of trees left then that are now big.  There are a few remnant areas that have some Virgin Timber but not much in the Southeastern US. The trees are mostly 85-90 years old in the Forest with some pockets with trees 100 years+.  Louisiana has not been measured much since the Forests grew back. Alabama, Georgia and Florida has not had much Documentation either.  Larry
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