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by jcruddat
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp

Hi Erik,
Thanks for the pointers. I had a feeling the first was a common wintergreen. Never heard of Amelanchier, although Amelanchier canadensis seems like a fair bet.
by jcruddat
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Coring large softwoods and northern hardwoods
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Coring large softwoods and northern hardwoods

Thanks for the recommendation, I will be sure to send an email out.
by jcruddat
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Coring large softwoods and northern hardwoods
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Coring large softwoods and northern hardwoods

Hi all, I've been looking into getting a longer increment borer (>16″) for sampling larger old-growth species that I occasionally come across during my hikes (e.g., white oak, eastern hemlock, eastern white pine). Ideally it would be two-threaded rather than three-threaded and 20 to 24″ long. I know...
by jcruddat
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp

Anyone familiar with species that live in New England's black gum swamps? Below are two species I found that I do not recognize: 1. Either common winterberry ( Ilex verticillata ) or smooth winterberry ( Ilex laevigata )? Picture3.jpg Picture4.jpg 2. Some sort of immature holly ( Ilex ) species? Pic...
by jcruddat
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

Thanks for the information JHarkness, good to know.
by jcruddat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

Yeah, I'm starting to think it's a pitch pine. I found a few photos of big pitch pine on the internet that show those broader plates of bark (https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/996838/view/pitch-pine-pinus-rigida-). Most of the pitch pine I come across are smaller and do not display such characteris...
by jcruddat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

Thanks Ray. Upon closer inspection there seem to be a few of those spiky projections you mentioned. Also, this is the only individual I found that seemed different from the other pines I believe to be pitch pine on a grassy bald above. Have you ever come across or heard of a native stand of red pine...
by jcruddat
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

I came across a large pine 4.86' in circumference in West Simsbury, CT that I believe to be a pitch pine ( Pinus rigida ). Its bark, however looks similar to that of an old red pine ( Pinus resinosa ). A core sample yielded 306 tree rings at the base of the tree, although I am not too familiar with ...
by jcruddat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Newly Discovered Old Growth Eastern Hemlock Forest in CT
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

Re: Newly Discovered Old Growth Eastern Hemlock Forest in CT

Hi Joan, Yes, I could send out some emails to determine whether or not it is protected and then let you know. Ender's state forest itself is easily accessible with plenty of trails along one side of the river. In order to access the other side which contains most, but not all of the old growth, you ...
by jcruddat
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Newly Discovered Old Growth Eastern Hemlock Forest in CT
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

Re: Newly Discovered Old Growth Eastern Hemlock Forest in CT

According to https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=594616, it is considered a dedicated open space and a state forest. It has a no hunting restriction but parts are managed for saw-timber, firewood, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and bird watching. If ...

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