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by wisconsitom
Tue May 02, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: Norway spruce cones

In addition to Gaine's wonderful NS info here, I can state with certainty that compared to white pine (and red pine for that matter), NS starts slowly. Where we machine-planted 6000 seedlings 4 springs back, one 4th were NS. The fastest to take off and "get over the weed layer" ( not counting larch,...
by wisconsitom
Tue May 02, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: Norway spruce cones

In addition to Gaine's wonderful NS info here, I can state with certainty that compared to white pine (and red pine for that matter), NS starts slowly. Where we machine-planted 6000 seedlings 4 springs back, one 4th were NS. The fastest to take off and "get over the weed layer" were easily the white...
by wisconsitom
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin

You're most welcome, Andrew. Indeed, after a time, one can just about "read" the soil of any given area by the vegetation it supports. Wisconsin may be an extreme case-glaciers really mixed things up here-but the basic relationship holds everywhere one cares to look. When I bought land for my "tree ...
by wisconsitom
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin

Soil pH and CEC-cation exchange capacity-are two factors of extreme relevance to where a given plant species ends up not just living, but thriving. Botanists of the past sometimes thought the distribution of native species across the continent was a complete mystery,with no underlying factors. The g...
by wisconsitom
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Snake Creek old-growth forest
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Snake Creek old-growth forest

Thanks mhenry. You make a good point-who has actually cored a bunch of tamaracks? My statement without attribution was next to meaningless. I don't know the ages of large tamaracks I see. The white cedar in the swamp of which we own a small part, are very often growing in direct association-companio...
by wisconsitom
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Snake Creek old-growth forest
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Snake Creek old-growth forest

Good stuff. Always interesting to me to read of an account from Canada, and then to read the latitude data and see it is identical to that of my property in Wisconsin, USA. And where I am, there are very, very large old white cedars in the swamp. I'm not on your guy's league as far as tree measureme...
by wisconsitom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Weather and Climate
Topic: Paleotornadoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Paleotornadoes

That Wisconsin tornado happened quite near my land. It was a doozey, in terms of forest-clearing power.
by wisconsitom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave

Indeed, very cool. I hope it makes it to Wisconsin PT.
by wisconsitom
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Super tall Eucalyptus trees
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: Super tall Eucalyptus trees

Yes, some amazing heights for N. American-dwelling angiosperms. Awesome work.
by wisconsitom
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Potential tall trees?
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Potential tall trees?

Porcupines indeed. I await the arrival of these nasty herbivores in my plantation any year now. I've also got the larch they love. We'll see what happens.

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