Bartholmew's cobble

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#1)  Bartholmew's cobble

Postby adam.rosen » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:27 pm

I know that there have been some nice posts about the huge cottowood and it's smaller bretheren at Bartholomew's Cobble.  Well, for the trouble of two tick bites, I have some photos of that tree, as well as nice tulip tree that has been marked at the Cobble.  Bartholmew's Cobble is a very nice place to visit on the Northern Mass and Connecticut border, and I think the whole Route 7 corridor, from Connecticut to Pittsfield, is prime tree viewing territory.]adam next to cotton wood.jpg[/attachment]jpg[/attachment]
               
                       
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Here's me next to this wonderful tulip tree at the cobble.  Girth didn't get measure, but you've got 110 kilos for comparison.
               
               
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And here is that whole Cottonwood, a tree that i know has been measured and get's checked in on. Wear your tick repellent!
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And here I am with this wonderful cottonwood. I love this tree! Supposedly, one in Hubbarton VT is bigger, but someone will have to take me there. (400+ Points--in Vermont--Show me)
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More of the tulip tree. What a beauty! Why does the trunk get scruffy at the base? 120 height was my estimate.

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#2)  Re: Bartholmew's cobble

Postby Joe » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:17 am

Lots of rare plants at the Cobble, such as "walking fern". And, you're right about the Rt. 7 valley from CT to Pittsfield as nice tree country- that's been my main turf for my pracitice of forestry for 38 years. I often visited the Cobble for pure pleasure while taking off my forester's hat. There's a nice network of trails there. One goes up to a hill top with a nice view all the way to Mt. Greylock, most of the hill side is still open pasture. I went up there once during deer shotgun season, thinking it would be safe since the property is posted against hunting, but alas, several hunters were there.
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#3)  Re: Bartholmew's cobble

Postby greenent22 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:36 am

Thetulip is scruffy at the base because it's old.
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Postby Larry Tucei » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Beautiful looking Tulips and Cottonwood two of my favorite species.  That Cottonwood is huge. Larry
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#5)  Re: Bartholmew's cobble

Postby dbhguru » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:49 am

Adam,

   I've measured and photographed everyone of those trees. Gary Beluzo and I have all the Tuliptrees in that area in our database. There is an even more impressive Tuliptree in Bullard Woods than the one at the Cobble. Have you seen it?

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