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by dbhguru
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Massachusetts
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: New member from Massachusetts

Keith, Repeating the others, welcome aboard. Ray is from Wilbraham, MA and I live in Florence, MA, and formerly, Holyoke. In fact this organization was created in 1996 at my kitchen table in Holyoke. I lived on Fairfield Ave. in those days. We look forward to your participation with us. Bob Leverett
by dbhguru
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: New York
Topic: NY Rucker Height Index
Replies: 29
Views: 4706

Re: NY Rucker Height Index

Erik, Elijah, Brian, Dale, Michael, etc., We've got to find a way to more broadly publish these results. They are a goldmine of information and they scream out to be consolidated into an online booklet that can have a secure home in academia as well as on the NTS BBS. I can think of two academic ins...
by dbhguru
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: NY Rucker Height Index
Replies: 29
Views: 4706

Re: NY Rucker Height Index

Elijah,

Ditto to what Erik said. You guys are a 2-man army.

Bob
by dbhguru
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Alleghenies and Ridge and Valley Areas
Topic: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??

Erik, I understand where you are coming from. The late Gordon Whitney's exhaustive research certainly supports 200-foot tall white pines in Colonial times, and I think a good case can be made for around 220 feet as the upper limit. That said, as we so often see, ostensibly reliable sources are often...
by dbhguru
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Stateline Woods Preserve, off of Old Kennett Pike
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Stateline Woods Preserve, off of Old Kennett Pike

BeeEnvironment, Erik's advice on us oof the 2 versus 3-point height measurement routines with a hypsometer is critical. You can visit the American Forests website at www.americanforests.org can find your way to the Tree-measuring Guidelines Handbook. It will cover the sine and tangent methods and il...
by dbhguru
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Alleghenies and Ridge and Valley Areas
Topic: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Undiscovered Old-Growth near Woodward PA??

If anyone knows about today's tall pines today in PA, it is Dale Luthringer, environmental education specialist at Cook Forest, PA. Dale's your man. However, I wouldn't hold out much hope for near-200 foot white pines. The 184-foot Longfellow Pine is the best we've done in the Northeast. It grew in ...
by dbhguru
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: World Rucker
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: World Rucker

Brian,

Bucky and Beatrice are happy to share the pine with you. They ask you to intercede on their behalf and ask Bob not to turn them into beaver hats for gnawing down one of his favorite yellow birches.

Bob
by dbhguru
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania
Topic: Ricketts Glen SP LiDAR - tallest is 150 feet
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Ricketts Glen SP LiDAR - tallest is 150 feet

It is a very complex process. Michael Taylor does it for us. He should receive some remuneration, though. He's done a mountain of free work for us, but we shouldn't expect that with no limits. That said, you can ask Michael to help.

Bob
by dbhguru
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: PA - Cook Forest SP
Topic: The Mantel Hs Passed
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: The Mantel Hs Passed

There are three WPs in Cook Forest that are still above 170 feet, post the May 4, 2017 storm.

Bob
by dbhguru
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: World Rucker
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: World Rucker

Brian, We all owe you! You're giving meaning to our collective efforts. We thank you! I had been planning to name a tree in the MTSF ENTS Grove for you, and will for the next 150-footer that I confirm there. In the interim, you are getting another tree. It grows about 0.4 miles from our house. It wa...

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