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by Bart Bouricius
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Mississippi
Topic: Large Shumard Oak. Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Large Shumard Oak. Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Larry,

Fantastic old oak, and from the photos it looks to be in good shape. Is it in old growth forest, or is it in a sea of second growth. It clearly had good competition during most of it's years.
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone

Am I being too harsh? Did they say the tree had to be vertical or straight? I am glad you signed up Bob, maybe you can get to the bottom of the actual purpose of this. If it is only small and straight trees being addressed, is it wise to try to engage people in citizen science when they are not real...
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone

Citizen "scientists". I guess they figure they can't get people interested in science if it is actually scientific. Science in a sound bite. It would be interesting to find whoever came up with this and ask them what they were thinking.
by Bart Bouricius
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: archival chestnut photo
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: archival chestnut photo

It looks like if you ran a tape over both big burls you could get close to that circumference, though it's a stretch. Nevertheless it's a big girth tree in an open growth environment. Obviously known for it's unusual size. Quite conical as well. Good to have the photo though to really have a sense o...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Giants of Monroe State Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 2756

Re: Giants of Monroe State Forest

It is great to see the trees in this general area one by one exceeding the 170' height, and most important to get good volume measurements to better understand and document the growth patterns of the rare old growth giants over time. It is also critical to get a broad ecological, rather than narrow ...
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Mount Laurel Open Space, Fairfield
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: CT's Second 150-footer found

Way to go Ryan, great to get this new data on tall Tulips. I'm glad you'r still hunting. I'm also making tree hunting trips with some of my young Costa Rican friends.
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Jocassee Gorges, NC and SC
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Jocassee Gorges, NC and SC

Brian good information from an impressive site. Like me, when you are at a really good location with limited time, you focus on getting as many heights as possible. So I was just wondering did the really tall Tulips have relatively small diameters?
by Bart Bouricius
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Mississippi
Topic: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge- Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge- Nov 2018

Great Shumard Oak Larry, and there is something magical about really big trees in the flood plain environment. In Massachusetts of course the big ones are Cottonwoods and Sycamores, and the occasional Pin Oak. Here in Coasta Rica it's another world in the few remaining old parcels, but so little is ...
by Bart Bouricius
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: California
Topic: New Eel River LiDAR reveals more 350' class redwoods
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Re: New Eel River LiDAR reveals more 350' class redwoods

Michael, You keep coming up with incredible trees. Waldo is certainly a needle of a tall tree. It reminds me of a "Probado Tree" Pterygota excelsa I found in Carara National Park Costa Rica several years ago at 4.14' diameter it was 207' tall. It's still healthy and just over 210' with a straight up...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Letchworth State Park
Replies: 21
Views: 5081

Re: Letchworth State Park

I was there in June and measured a few big cucumber magnolias a couple of tulips and some large hemlocks said to be "old growth"?. I will have to dig up my notes and photos.

Bart

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