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by BeeEnvironment2020
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?

Hi everyone, Thanks Bob, for spending your time to make the document. I found it very helpful, as I understand the process better now that you put it down on paper. It is also fascinating to learn more about this subject, as I did not know much on it. If we were to use 65.3 pounds per cubic foot, ev...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?

Hi Bob, Yes, I forgot about the bark weight. I did not take that into consideration, but now that I think of it, the bark could add a whole lot more weight to a large tree, like a sequoia or this tree. I wonder though, how are we supposed to calculate the weight of the wood, bark, and water altogeth...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Alleghenies and Ridge and Valley Areas
Topic: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??
Replies: 27
Views: 1146

Re: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??

A interesting photo I found in "Penn's Woods 1682-1982" I just wanted to share
OldGrowthWhitePineStudyPennsWoods1932.jpg
Those virgin White Pines are fascinating!
by BeeEnvironment2020
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: California
Topic: Is this the world's longest branch?
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Is this the world's longest branch?

Hi Everyone, I read that the original Penn Treaty Elm near Philly that was blown down in the 1800s had a main branch that was 150 feet long horizontally if I am correct. The Elm was 24 feet in circumference, and was 283 years old at time of death. The main branch likely spread towards the Delaware r...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?

Hi Bob, So I suppose this is the largest living Sycamore? I used the average green weight of 64 pounds per cubic foot, from https://extension.psu.edu/calculating-the-green-weight-of-wood-species , and if we multiply that by somewhere between 3200 ft^3 and 3754.5 ft^3, say 3,400 ft^3, we get 217,600 ...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Is this the largest single-stemmed tree in PA, and the largest sycamore in the U.S?

Hi Everyone, I was searching up a bit about sycamores, and it appears there is a 30' 10" CBH sycamore that is the largest single-stemmed tree recorded in Pennsylvania, and possibly the largest single-stemmed American Sycamore in the U.S. It is located in Chester Springs, PA, in northern Chester Coun...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Brian, Are you talking about Brandywine State Park? If so, that is a different location than Alapocas State Park. Both are located on the Brandywine, with Alapocas SP south of Brandywine SP, with a gentler terrain and deeper soils. I have heard that the tallest LiDAR measured tree was 168' at Brandy...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Hi Brian and everybody. Yes, I would agree that the 175' tulip is the northernmost accurately measured yet found. However I just want to add that Mark Graham did a LiDAR analysis for Alapocas State Park, along the Brandywine, in DE, and he found two 170' plus trees that are likely tulips, see http:/...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Anyone has any nominations for potential 300+ year old deciduous trees located through PA, NJ, DE, and New York?
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Anyone has any nominations for potential 300+ year old deciduous trees located through PA, NJ, DE, and New York?

Hello Everyone, I have decided to start a search and try to document potentially 300+ year old deciduous trees located throughout 4 states: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. I decided to only include deciduous trees because there are quite a few conifers that are very old throughout ...
by BeeEnvironment2020
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: An update and report on the Penn trees in "Penn's Woods 1682-1982"
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: An update and report on the Penn trees in "Penn's Woods 1682-1982"

Hi Bob, Thanks. It did take quite some time to check, record, and describe nearly every Penn Tree for Southeast PA in the "Penns woods 1682-1982" book. What Penn Tree are you referring to for the forest-grown 18' girth? There are so many I have recorded and read about that I am having trouble recall...

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