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by miwinski
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: American Chestnut stumps and snags in NC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

American Chestnut stumps and snags in NC?

I am wondering if anyone has any information about locations on public or private land that features American Chestnut remains, stumps, snags, downed logs? I am working on an art project featuring American Chestnuts and was wondering about sites I could visit. Anyone have any places I could start. I...
by miwinski
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Art: Painting, Drawing, and Graphics
Topic: Renaissance paintings including images of trees
Replies: 8
Views: 4362

Re: Renaissance paintings including images of trees

Jared Diamond in his book "Collapse" lays that out really nicely. There are some old sources, I think Pliny is one who bemoans witnessing the cutting down of ancient forests on some Greek mountains! I found through my research many comments by ancient and Renaissance writers talking about deforestat...
by miwinski
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction from Mark Iwinski
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Re: Introduction from Mark Iwinski

It is a controversial photo. I have actually reversed it for the purposes of this image. But back to the controversy, the picture is part of a series taken by a a logging company (Whithead if I remember right) advertising their holdings in the January 1910 American Lumberman. I did some research at ...
by miwinski
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Thuja occidentalis
Replies: 11
Views: 3133

Re: Thuja occidentalis

No offense taken, I was not aware that Door County was part of the same escarpment! That makes sense now when I think about it. Thanks. Has anyone tried boring some of the trees to see how old they are?
by miwinski
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Eastern Native Tree Society
Topic: conifers in North Carolina
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: conifers in North Carolina

Thanks, I have two Nootkatensis growing here, a Bakers Cypress, and recently planted a Sitka Spruce and a Douglas Fir. It was recommended to me by Tom Cox of Cox Arboretum and John Ruter both of whom collaborated on "Landscaping with conifers" to plant them in places where they would not receive dir...
by miwinski
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Thuja occidentalis
Replies: 11
Views: 3133

Re: Thuja occidentalis

I recall Rock Island from camping there years ago and the old in some case gnarled trees on those limestone cliffs. I have not been back in decades but you have me thinking that they may be older than one would assume. Size does not always determine significant age. Has anyone done studies on these ...
by miwinski
Thu May 26, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Eastern Native Tree Society
Topic: conifers in North Carolina
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

conifers in North Carolina

So many conifers and other species thrive in full sun outside our region. But has anyone done work to see what is enough or too much sun for trees outside our region planted here? Example Sitka Spruce or other North West types?
by miwinski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Art: Painting, Drawing, and Graphics
Topic: Renaissance paintings including images of trees
Replies: 8
Views: 4362

Re: Renaissance paintings including images of trees

Looking at this old I recognize almost all of them. One of the things I find interesting, particularly in the Italian one is how they record a landscape that is almost completely managed. By the time of the Romans much of the Italian peninsula had been denuded along with North Africa and the Levant....
by miwinski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction from Mark Iwinski
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Introduction from Mark Iwinski

Hello everyone, My name is Mark Iwinski. First thanks ed for the reminder to post something, traveling a lot this fall with in laws moving here so computer time has been scarce. Anyway, I am a visual artist. My work has looked at old growth and deforestation over the last 15 years. I had been briefl...

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