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by a_blooming_botanist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Height to Diameter Ratios
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Height to Diameter Ratios

Bob, That’s a winner of a pignut that you’ve found! As great as it is to find a whopper of a tree that’s also tall, I’m equally impressed by the slender ones that reach superb heights. The highest height:diameter ratio that I’ve witnessed on a pignut hickory is 116:1. This tree has a CBH of 3.12’ an...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Shaker Whipping Tree of Harvard
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Shaker Whipping Tree of Harvard

ENTS, Yesterday was an important day in my big tree measuring career; I finally properly measured THE tree that first sparked my interest in all things large trees and old forests. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Shaker Whipping Tree of Harvard, Massachusetts. IMG_3597 (1).jpeg IMG_3587 (...
by a_blooming_botanist
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall

Joshua, You’re very fortunate to have such a treasure so close to home! I have a feeling there are many more great trees in there that I haven’t measured or photographed! What you say about the dynamic nature of forests is very true. It’s easy to forget that old growth forests are not static places ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall

Bob, It would be great to get back here with you in the fall! Maybe there are other southern New England tree folk that would like to join us. Regarding tree health — from what I saw the white pines don’t appear to show thinning foliage, but I wasn’t looking closely. There are at least a handful of ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall

I think the files that I was attempting to upload were too large, so here's a go with slightly smaller ones. I believe the maximum file size is 2 MB, FYI. 9.7 x 134.5 hemlock.jpeg 9.33 x 151 white pine.jpeg 10.05 x 145.3 white pine.jpeg 12.04 x 144.7 white pine.jpeg 12.5 x 147.7 white pine and Ray.j...
by a_blooming_botanist
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Cathedral Pines, Cornwall

NTS, On Tuesday Ray Asselin and I ventured across our home state’s southern border to visit what was once considered New England’s flagship old growth white pine and hemlock stand. The Cathedral Pines are nestled in the southern Berkshire mountains of northwestern Connecticut, just outside of the to...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 104
Views: 5289

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: 513

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: 5059

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: 1826

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

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