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Good spot in NE Michigan? (Lower peninsula)

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:45 pm
by Matt Markworth
Hi All,

Anyone know of a good spot that needs measured in NE Michigan (lower peninsula)? I'm camping up here and checked out Besser Natural Area today. The trees weren't tall, but had plenty of character. Granted it's not the best time of the year to measure. The understory of Striped Maples kept me from getting a good view of the tops, although I did shoot straight up for "not less than" measurements and got some CBH's.

Let me know if you know of any other places. I'll be up here all day tomorrow and heading home Saturday.

Thanks, Matt

Re: Good spot in NE Michigan? (Lower peninsula)

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:39 pm
by DougBidlack
Matt,

unfortunately you may be in the poorest area of Michigan when it comes to tall trees. I can't think of any good places at the moment and I did a quick search and couldn't come up with anything better than the site you just visited. The only place that I can think of is Hartwick Pines SP and I'm sure you already know about it. It's also only on the very edge of northeastern LP and probably a little too far. Sorry I can't be of more help but I'm on my way to fireworks. Have fun even if you can't find tall trees and don't forget to measure the little guys like striped maples too!

Doug

Re: Good spot in NE Michigan? (Lower peninsula)

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:14 pm
by Matt Markworth
Thanks Doug!

I think you're onto something, I'll focus on the little guys. Enjoy the fireworks, I'll be strolling out to the beach and watching them across Thunder Bay this evening.

-Matt