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by ElijahW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: “The Birthing Tree,” McMinnville, TN
Replies: 0
Views: 26

“The Birthing Tree,” McMinnville, TN

NTS, Earlier today I came upon the historic “Birthing Tree” White Oak in McMinnville, reported on previously here: http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldtrips/tennessee/birthing/birthing_white_oak_mcminville_tn.htm . Jess Riddle suggested I check out the tree recently, but this visit wasn’t planned....
by ElijahW
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Frozen Head State Park, TN
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Frozen Head State Park, TN

Erik, I measured at least one additional Chestnut Oak over 140’ tall that I didn’t record, but it was in the same area as the tall one. I also didn’t focus on girth measurements for that species and probably should have; several individuals were over 10’ CBH. Shagbark Hickory is a different case, an...
by ElijahW
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Harriman State Park, New York
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Harriman State Park, New York

Bee, I never did a tree survey of Harriman, but I did attempt one of Bear Mountain. My findings were similar to yours: namely, that the forest was composed of relatively young trees and the soil was generally very rocky and unproductive. As Erik wrote, much of the public forests in downstate NY are ...
by ElijahW
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Frozen Head State Park, TN
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Frozen Head State Park, TN

Bee,

Thanks. After years of complaining about and being disgruntled with certain things in New York, I finally got serious and left. I’ll still be back from time to time, but Tennessee is my home now.

Elijah
by ElijahW
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 27
Views: 9789

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Erik, Congrats on finding the tall Ash and the possible Sauls Oak. Well done. What kind of elevation above sea level are you in with these drainages? I’m glad you were able to get your hands on a 200X. Mine’s been a real workhorse, especially given the abuse I put it through. I would get a second on...
by ElijahW
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Frozen Head State Park, TN
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Frozen Head State Park, TN

NTS, As a few of you know, I recently moved to Tennessee. I haven’t posted anything in a while, but rest assured, I have been busy in the tree-measuring department. My first project is an update of the survey of Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area that Jess Riddle reported on a few years ago, whic...
by ElijahW
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New 100m tree species confirmed !
Replies: 22
Views: 3256

Re: New 100m tree species confirmed !

Michael,

Congratulations to you and Mr. Sillett. Well done! Douglas-fir must be the next target, right?

Elijah
by ElijahW
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New 100m tree species confirmed !
Replies: 22
Views: 3256

Re: New 100m tree species confirmed !

Brian, I think I got the tallest remaining Noble Fir in Goat Marsh on my visit last year (264’+). That tree and probably several others at some point likely flirted with or just exceeded the 300’ mark. Unfortunately, several of those giants have fallen. I don’t know if a taller Noble Fir exists outs...
by ElijahW
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is the tallest Pignut Hickory (Carya Glabra)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: What is the tallest Pignut Hickory (Carya Glabra)?

Bee, Letchworth State Park in NY has a Pignut that is 153’ tall (as of 2020). This tree is our state champion. Check out my thread here: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7878&start=10 . The overall appearance of the tree may suggest that it’s actually C. ovalis , but it keys out to C. g...
by ElijahW
Fri May 28, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: How many 170'-190' Tulip Trees exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2151

Re: How many 170'-190' Tulip Trees exist?

John, Great topic. I doubt NY has any 170s; 160’ is difficult enough to reach for our hardwoods. I would be glad to be proven wrong, though. In Virginia I’ve measured three, with the tallest at 175.’ Four others were 168’+. Though I have very little experience in the Smokies, my observations line up...

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