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by MickR
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Southern Pine Beetle in NJ - NYT Article 12/1/13
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Southern Pine Beetle in NJ - NYT Article 12/1/13

Did anybody see this article on the northern migration of southern pine beetle into NJ? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/science/earth/in-new-jersey-pines-trouble-arrives-on-six-legs.html?_r=0 The beetles are moving north and thriving by a lack of cold winters. The beetles survive until about 8 bel...
by MickR
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: 400-Year Old Osage Orange in Baltimore? Felled by Sandy
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: 400-Year Old Osage Orange in Baltimore? Felled by Sandy

Thanks for the responses - and wow that other discussion really kept my interest. I will make sure to search this forum thoroughly any time a particular region or species comes to my interest.
by MickR
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Witch's Brooms
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Witch's Brooms

Ah yes, I grew up in New Jersey and I called these "pine puffs" when I was little. In other species I understand you get clippings of such growth and can then cultivate prone or dwarf varieties of a species... am I correct in this thought?
by MickR
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Maryland
Topic: 400-Year Old Osage Orange in Baltimore? Felled by Sandy
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

400-Year Old Osage Orange in Baltimore? Felled by Sandy

Although this is "old news" now, I wanted to post about it because it seems skeptical to me after reading about the "discovery" of Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) in Eric Rutkow's excellent new book American Canopy. Here is a link to the story on the tree in Baltimore: http://articles.baltimoresun.c...
by MickR
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Tallest Known Sugar Pine Confirmed By Ascending The Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 6205

Re: Tallest Known Sugar Pine Confirmed By Ascending The Gian

Just watched the Joe's Journal video - this tree is epic. How high was that first bough you guys needed to rope onto? It is like an endless column.
by MickR
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Tallest Known Sugar Pine Confirmed By Ascending The Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 6205

Re: Tallest Known Sugar Pine Confirmed By Ascending The Gian

Great stuff - that tree looks incredible. Question though - if it was girdled, how is it still alive? Who did and why was it girdled?
by MickR
Wed May 30, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Poplar Forest Tuliptree climb photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2532

Re: Poplar Forest Tuliptree climb photos

WOW to those Sag Branch photos... unbelievable. Re: Monticello, I remember that tree when I visited last year. I was pretty impressed with the Lindens too, and remember a docent telling me Jefferson's fave was Linden, haha. There was a giant stump on one side of the house that was at least 10 feet i...
by MickR
Tue May 29, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: In search of the Boogerman Pine and the Sag Branch Tulip
Replies: 14
Views: 12713

Re: In search of the Boogerman Pine and the Sag Branch Tulip

Really enjoyed your report - I'd love to get back to GSMNP soon.
by MickR
Tue May 29, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Florida
Topic: Ocala National Forest questions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

Re: Ocala National Forest questions!

My brother lives near Ocala NF... I need to get down there soon, this place sounds incredible.
by MickR
Tue May 29, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Maryland
Topic: More Big Tuliptrees in Baltimore: Leakin Park, MD
Replies: 0
Views: 1270

More Big Tuliptrees in Baltimore: Leakin Park, MD

So, as mentioned in my other post about the three big tuliptrees, I've been exploring more of the stream valley and found some really huge trees. Just to be clear which site I have been exploring, the park is Leakin Park/Gwynns Falls Trail. The Crimera estate area has what could possibly be old-grow...

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