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by russ richardson
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)
Replies: 15
Views: 7107

Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)

sub-mast.gif SAY GOOD BYE TO THE WHITE ASH TREE - Death Knell By Ash Borer (09/21/2012) Russ Richardson http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=articles_hurherald&id=49623 http://www.hurherald.com//articles/49623/ash_9_19_12_1.jpg This summer, throughout much of sou...
by russ richardson
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Todd and Thumper Mtn Old Growth, MTSF, MA
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: Todd and Thumper Mtn Old Growth, MTSF, MA

Bob: Excellent photos. It looks like you have had some incredible mosquito free time in the woods with sterling blue skies. Lying ontop of the rocks on top of Todd Mountain on a sunny "winter" afternoon listening to the Cold River in the distance is about as good as it gets and I'm glad to see that ...
by russ richardson
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Liriodendron Project
Topic: 2012 spring yellow poplar bud burst
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

Re: 2012 spring yellow poplar bud burst

Bob: It has been a very challenging time and much more so than I could have ever expected. Since the beginning of the great recession I have seen my income drop by about 85% and I am now one of the last remaining private foresters in central West Virginia. It took me until late 2008 to sell trees I ...
by russ richardson
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Liriodendron Project
Topic: 2012 spring yellow poplar bud burst
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

2012 spring yellow poplar bud burst

ENTS: Today it was just over 90 degrees in parts of central West Virginia and it has been ridiculously hot for several days. It looks like the winterless spring is breaking all sorts of records and the trees and flowers are at least two weeks ahead of what has been established as typical. Between 1:...
by russ richardson
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Holly River State Park- A recalculation of the Rucker Index
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Holly River State Park- A recalculation of the Rucker In

I think that the thing that is the most amazing in terms of the Holly River RI is that Holly River SP was created in the late 1930s after the property was logged extremely heavily. There are very few trees at Holly River that are more than 75 years old. A forester friend was recently doing some inve...
by russ richardson
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Thousand Canker Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Thousand Canker Disease

I'm not sure how fast the thousand canker disease will factor into Appalachian forests but I would suspect that if it jumps a lot farther than just across the Missippi where it currently is that it might add just another notch to the list of permanent changes in our forests that have developed since...
by russ richardson
Sat May 29, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Severe storm in Western MA Wednesday May 26
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Severe storm in Western MA Wednesday May 26

Bob:

I heard that there is some severe damage in Shelburne and parts of Conway with a lot of very tall pine trees blown over or broken in half. I was wondering if the cemetery trees in Conway made it through.

Russ
by russ richardson
Fri May 28, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Severe storm in Western MA Wednesday May 26
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Severe storm in Western MA Wednesday May 26

ENTS: This is my first post in a long while. The other night I was watching the late news here in West Virginia and I saw that my native stomping grounds in the area of western Massachusetts near the junction of MA, NH and VT was about to be hit by a severe storm. It now sounds like there may have b...
by russ richardson
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Confirming the remaining 150s
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Confirming the remaining 150s

Bob: I have mixed thoughts on the mapping process. As a forester, I see the need for maps to be as accurate as possible. Any map related to trees and forestry that hangs around for a while has the potential of ending up as a "historical" document. With the rapid development of everything digital, th...
by russ richardson
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Confirming the remaining 150s
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Confirming the remaining 150s

Bob: I think that your posts about MTSF and the big pine trees are an ongoing pleasue to read and it makes a drive up the Deerfield from Sheburne a necessary part of any trip I make to Massachusetts. I very much appreciate your time and efforts at getting the unique aspects of that little corner of ...

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