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by wodewose
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Late Miocene forests were 90% oak, pine, and hickory
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: Late Miocene forests were 90% oak, pine, and hickory

This is interesting. I'm imaging oaks and hickories were being taken over at this time by pines, which are evergreen. The deciduous leaf habit only makes sense in places with winter frosts -- absent frosts, and with a dry season and fire danger oaks and hickories would be expected to persist, but I ...
by wodewose
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: London Grove White Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: London Grove White Oak

tclikesbigtrees wrote:The spread for that tree is 117 feet as per the Pennsylvania champion tree website.

Tom
The PAbigtrees website is more accurate than I am! I must be misremembering the figure, so exaggerated...
by wodewose
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Delaware
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: Hello from Delaware

Hi, I'm also from Delaware. These days I move around quite a bit following wildflower blooms and trees however.
by wodewose
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: "virgin forest", a useful and pleasing term
Replies: 5
Views: 3552

Re: "virgin forest", a useful and pleasing term

Concept like "virgin forest" and "pristine wilderness" overlook the legacy of indigenous people's management of the landscape. Of course not every place in North America bore the hand of man, but many places did. But certain zones, most of the piedmont for instance, was, so far as we can tell, manag...
by wodewose
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Sipsey Wilderness in November
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

Re: Sipsey Wilderness in November

Thank you for the beautiful post and images. Bankhead National Forest and the Sipsey are a damn national treasure. True gems, and truly epic. In addition to old growth forest trees, the area features some of the most botanical rich flora of the southern Appalachians. I think there are something like...
by wodewose
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: London Grove White Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

London Grove White Oak

This Penn Oak is famous around the Kennett Square area. It can be found in the yard of the London Grove Quaker Meetinghouse. According to their lore, it was already a notable tree in 1683 when William Penn chartered Pennsylvania. That makes it at least 335 years old. Although I believe it to be pre-...

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