Liriodendron tulipifera

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Larry Tucei
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Liriodendron tulipifera

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:56 am

ENTS, Bob,

While hunting in the Tombigee NF in Winston Co., Ms., this past weekend I measured 5 Tulips for Neils study. Three of the 5 trees were growing near Mill Creek at 369' eleavation, N 33 11.656, W 88 58.222. The other two trees growing in the ridge at 500' elv., N 33 11.537, W 88 57.955. The Creek contains large Tulip, White Oak, Red Oak, Riverbirch, Gum, etc. The ridges surrounding the creek contain Loblolly, Shortleaf Pine to 3' Dia, and Heights to 120's, with mixed hardwoods and tulips. The creek and the ridge to the southeast was very serene and has many large Tulips Dia, to 3' and heights to 130'.

CBH Height Lat Long Terrain
7’ 5” 110’ N 33 11.537 W 88 57.955 Ridges
9’ 117’ “ “ “
6’ 8” 114’ “ “ “
10’ 5” 129’ N 33 11.656 W 88 58.222 Creek
7’ 10” 123’ “ “ “

I didn't have my camera with me but I will go back at a later date and get some photos. These are some of the biggest Tulips I've seen in the state. One added surprise I found and measured a River Birch, CBH- 9' Height-75' the largest one to date in my state.

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Re: Liriodendron tulipifera

Post by edfrank » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:56 pm


Excellent job. People need to gather tuliptree data as soon as possible so Neil can incorporate the data into his study.

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Re: Liriodendron tulipifera

Post by James Parton » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:44 pm


I posted one on a recent trip to the Rattlesnake Lodge section of the MST that Neil should be able to use.
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