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by gnmcmartin
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Fine White Pine in Rhode Island
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Fine White Pine in Rhode Island

Folks: I have a friend who lives in RI, and who enjoys white pine groves. He has questioned me about white pine, and about white pine growth in RI. A good number of years ago, Andrew Joslin reported that he would look for fine white pine trees in Arcadia Management Area in RI, but I never saw any re...
by gnmcmartin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: pictures of some trees at my timberland
Replies: 12
Views: 3892

Re: pictures of some trees at my timberland

Joshua:

Yes, I got the message, and I may be able to help by sharing some of my experience. We may "converge" in some specific areas. I will get to you soon.

--Gaines
by gnmcmartin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: pictures of some trees at my timberland
Replies: 12
Views: 3892

Re: pictures of some trees at my timberland

Joshua: There are two answers I can give, a short one, and then a long one--I mean very, very long. First, the short one. It is difficult for me to give any written instructions here for selecting trees for removal to enhance the growth and beauty of your timberland. One really needs to be "on the g...
by gnmcmartin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited
Replies: 31
Views: 4457

Re: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited

I should chime in about black cherry. My timberland in the mountains of Western MD is prime for top quality black cherry. I am at the farthest south extension of the Allegheny Plateau black cherry region. My trees are about 80 years old, which is a prime age for black cherry veneer production. But I...
by gnmcmartin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

To all Lead Mine oak interested people: Two items in the reports about this tree not mentioned so far in this discussion are, first, that to fell the tree it was notched on three sides. This indicates that the diameter was too great for the crosscut saws they had available. I will try to find out ju...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

Rand: Agreed! I am a white oak enthusiast, so.... What I might do, if I get a chance that is not too awkward, is ask to see an aerial photo of the place where the tree is supposed to be. But even if I could see on the photo what might seem to be the tree, it could only confirm that there is a big tr...
by gnmcmartin
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

I did a quick Google search, and the landowner where the large white oak is supposed to be is apparently live and well. I won't pursue this tree at this time. If one had a drone, one could find it easily enough. It might even show up on one of the MD or WV (I won't even reveal the state right now) S...
by gnmcmartin
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

Dan: Of course, the "report" that this tree is larger than the Wye Oak was, is just a "report," or an opinion. I am not sure what kind of measurements were made, and what standards under which they were made. If I get a chance, I will inquire about the ownership of that land now. It may be that I wo...
by gnmcmartin
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

Dan: Thanks for your wonderful post. One of the concerns that people have about not letting anyone know about the location of very, very large old trees, is privacy. I have heard, second hand, about an extremely large white oak not too many miles from where the Leadmine oak was. The man who told me ...
by gnmcmartin
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

I mentioned my report on the Catrter Hall white oak in my previous post. Here is the link:

http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f ... +oak#p2836

--Gaines

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