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by Mark Collins
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: California
Topic: No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: No more exporing Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins. North Complex Fire Destroys Entire Region !!

What in the world is going on out there? Seems like the fire season never ends. Here it is the beginning of December, has the rainy/snow season not begun? Just sad to hear this...
by Mark Collins
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Western States Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 27
Views: 2730

Re: Western States Rucker Comparisons

Hi Brian,

For the sake of accuracy, I once visited the tallest Valley Oak in Covelo several years ago, but I am not the measurer. I believe it was probably Michael Taylor.
by Mark Collins
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Hermosa Creek on Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 4072

Re: Hermosa Creek on Fire

Having hiked through Colorado last summer, it was shocking to see the beetle kill in many places along the Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Just east of Silverton in the San Juans all the way to New Mexico border is an absolute tinder box. It seemed many valleys had 75% to 90% dead trees...
by Mark Collins
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: California
Topic: San Gabriel and San Bernadino mountains
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

Re: San Gabriel and San Bernadino mountains

Ral, I used to live in LA several years ago and the San Gabriels were my favorite mountains to hike and explore in, just minutes outside the city too. It was amazing how you could go back there and not see a single soul on some of the trails. Around the time I left, a large area in the Angeles Natio...
by Mark Collins
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: California
Topic: LiDAR search reveals tallest pine tree on Earth
Replies: 35
Views: 9400

Re: LiDAR search reveals tallest pine tree on Earth

Congrats again Michael and Zane! Michael, just curious, how is the forest looking in the Sierra now that the drought is over? Do you think the big pines that survived the dry spell will continue to do so, or is it still too early to tell? Bob, any predictions as to what the third era of discovery wi...
by Mark Collins
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Harpers Ferry
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Harpers Ferry

NTS, I spent part of the day yesterday in Harpers Ferry and measured a couple of my favorite trees in town. I'm still working on my species identification so any assistance is most welcome. The first tree is what I think is an Ash tree of some type. I measured the tree to a height of 95.52 ft. with ...
by Mark Collins
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: The Kennett Beech
Replies: 9
Views: 2640

Re: The Kennett Beech

This was in August with a full crown of leaves and finding the true top in any beech without leaves is hard enough. George George, Just wondering how often you, or anyone else on this board, is able to find the top of the beech trees when trying to measure them? It seems like almost every beech I s...
by Mark Collins
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Texas
Topic: Big Bald Cyprus Rope Swing
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Big Bald Cyprus Rope Swing

Rand, The pictured Cypress in this post grows in Texas. I'm not sure how many of these trees remain, or have been left untouched down there. The swamp in Arkansas I saw looked like it had many big trees with wild, gnarly, somewhat flattened crowns. The only reason I was able to see them was because ...
by Mark Collins
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Texas
Topic: Big Bald Cyprus Rope Swing
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Big Bald Cyprus Rope Swing

NTS, I spent some time in Austin visiting family during the fourth of July holiday. We spent the fourth BBQ-ing and swimming along a creek south of Austin. The Cyprus trees along the creek were incredible! I just wanted to share some photos of a big ol' Cyprus rope swing that was growing nearby. Sor...
by Mark Collins
Wed May 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Help with Maryland Tree Id's
Replies: 17
Views: 6421

Re: Help with Maryland Tree Id's

Thanks Rand! Can't wait to get back out there and look around! The Black Walnut is really a beautiful tree...

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