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by a_blooming_botanist
Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 50
Views: 1627

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Brian, Nice work mining the site for data and calculating site Rucker indices! Here's what I can contribute from eastern MA, which consists of measurements from last year as well as some updated measurements from earlier this year. Shepley Hill, Groton, MA RH10 = 114.1' 1. White pine 131.8' 2. Pignu...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit

Ryan, Thanks for sharing your findings and photos from the LeClair Tulip Grove! Since traveling with Bob and Monica to the Smokies and seeing the unbridled growing power of the species, I have fallen in love with tulip trees. Unfortunately, I live just outside of the natural range. Thanks to a kind ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 4086

Re: County Rucker Index

Brian, Day-um! I continue to be blown away by the heights that trees attain down in your neck of the woods! I’m curious to know if what you’ve put together are historical rather than current county indices. I was under the impression that 207’ was the maximum height of the Boogerman Pine before losi...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects and Surveys, Database, Groups, and Links
Topic: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry

George,

I don't encounter serviceberry a whole lot here in eastern Massachusetts, or at least I don't notice it often. I have, however, measured a nice specimen of Amelanchier arborea in Unity, NH that was 2.9' CBH x 65.2', and another in Dunstable, MA at 3.14' CBH x 71.3'.

Jared
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Catching up
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Catching up

Jared, No, I haven’t included the Pelham tree. Thanks for reminding me. In terms of valley elevation, I’m open to suggestions on how to define the boundaries. The Pelham Hills have elevations in the 1,000 to 1,300 foot range. Does the tree grow on a building ridge line? Bob Bob, The tree is growing...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Catching up
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Catching up

Esteemed Leader Bob and other NTS members, As previously mentioned, it is a huge relief for me that Ed was able to revive the BBS after a period of it being down. However scattered the information may be, this site hosts data that can’t be found anywhere else. This is where I go when I want to get a...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Giants of Monroe State Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: Giants of Monroe State Forest

Thanks for the positive reviews, everyone! There are so many great trees in Monroe SF, and so much of the forest that I haven’t seen yet! I just wish I didn’t live two hours away from this place. I will return there as frequently as I can and report back to you all. Bob, Yes, my calculations establi...
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Giants of Monroe State Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Giants of Monroe State Forest

NTS, Over the last several months I’ve trekked out to Monroe State Forest both with Ray Asselin and by myself to take in the beauty of the landscape and to visit, photograph, and measure some of the colossal trees. In the portion of the forest where I have focused my efforts some two hundred acres h...
by a_blooming_botanist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak

John,

I have my Vortex held in a Manfrotto Super Clamp mounted on one side of a dual camera tripod bracket. My TruPulse 200X (named Spiffy) is mounted on the other side of the bracket.

Jared
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak

Joshua, Great post! That northern red oak is a fantastic specimen, and your methodical approach to volume calculation seems sound to me! Hats off to you, especially for doing this on a bitterly cold day. I have the same equipment as you (Vortex Solo RT 8x36 and a TruPulse 200X), but I haven’t spent ...

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