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by bbeduhn
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Royal Gorge, Kitsuma Trail, Pisgah Nat'l Forest, NC
Replies: 32
Views: 4872

Re: Royal Gorge, Kitsuma Trail, Pisgah Nat'l Forest, NC

I revisited the Point Lookout Tulip. Some stats on this tree since its discovery in 2015:

2015 177.6'
2016 180.3'
2018 183.0'
2020 179.5'

The top looked healthy so I think it had some die back in 2018, after it was measured. It should inch upward but who knows if will top 183' again.
by bbeduhn
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: James Madison’s Montpelier: Landmark Forest
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: James Madison’s Montpelier: Landmark Forest

Elijah, Red oaks are growing tremendously well in Virginia! The green ash is almost certainly Biltmore ash. ENTS was not aware of the Biltmore species (or subspecies as some would say) at that point. The variability of the bark on Biltmore is very confusing as you have already been finding out. Just...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Sycamore Flats Sycamore Flats is an area near the entrance to Davidson River. It is bisected by power lines. Along the power line cut, many of the taller tulips reside. Much of the area is dominated by tulips but many other species grow along the river, even a few mountain silverbells. Tuliptree 150...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Linville Falls, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Linville Falls, NC

Hemlocks are doing fairly well now at Linville. One spot near the waterfall had a major die off but the others that were treated have come back and many are in full foliage. I finally got a very tall white pine. I must have overlooked it last time. Tsuga canadensis 124.5' 119.0' 117.9' 116.6' Pinus ...
by bbeduhn
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak

Bob,
I think I will try to work on maximums, at least for height, with the help of Will, and perhaps Jess. I believe there may be some height records that have not been reported. Check out South Carolina for a new redcedar champ as well.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak

Two 150’s, now that’s a first! My 157’ is large and has some age, likely 90-110 years. Smaller red oaks top 130’ next to it but tulips haven’t cracked 150’. There is no apical dominance on the East Horse Cove Beast. It has multiple points above 150’ on a very wide crown for a forest grown tree. It b...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Wow! I guess I missed this report. Oaks are killing it there! The red oak is essentially a record height. The Davidson River red oak is 157.0’. The Welch Branch red oak was 156.3’ a decade ago. The Mouse Creek red oak is 155.7’, also likely a bit taller by now. The Coon Branch red oak was 154.7’. Th...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 25
Views: 2886

Re: County Rucker Index

I have some updates for a few counties in North Carolina. Buncombe County R10 = 149.46' 1. white pine 166.4' 2. tuliptree 163.4' 3. red hickory 163.0' 4. sycamore 150.0' 5. hemlock 147.4' 6. biltmore ash 145.5' 7. red oak 141.5' 8. pignut hickory 141.1' 9. white oak 138.3' 10. cucumbertree 138.0' Tr...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Big Creek
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: Big Creek

Dancing Sycamore Cove Rucker 143.97' 1. tuliptree 186.1' 2. sycamore 165.5' 3. basswood 150.3' 4. sweetgum 147.9' 5. yellow buckeye 143.1' 6. black locust 137.0' 7. red elm 135.0' 8. Biltmore ash 132.7' 9. sugar maple 122.3' 10. red maple 119.9' Big Creek overall Rucker 157.53' 1. tuliptree 186.1' 2...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Some updated Rucker indices: The Davidson River area can be divided into many subsites. John Rock and Looking Glass Rock are two such sites. John Rock is divided into individual coves, Horse Cove, East Horse Cove and the cove on the western side of the mountain. That cove hasn't yielded high numbers...

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