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by RayA
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

Jack, In these new photos you've posted, it looks like there are in fact epicormic sprouts on the trunk, which would suggest pitch pine. And the bark in these photos does also look more like pitch pine to me than the first full-trunk photo did. If you count the needles in a bundle sheath, you'll kno...
by RayA
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Old-growth pitch pine or red pine?

Jack, That strikes me as being a red pine. Pitch pine cones tend to have little spiky projections on the tips of the scales. The bark in the photo of the trunk looks more like red than pitch to me. Pitch pine also could have tufts of needles sprouting from the trunk (epicormic growth); I don't see a...
by RayA
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cathedral Pines photos wanted

We’re planning to make a short film about Connecticut’s Cathedral Pines. If anyone has photos of that forest taken prior to and/or immediately after the 1989 blowdown, I’d appreciate receiving a copy to be used in the film. Contributors will be listed in the film’s credits.
by RayA
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's Champion Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Connecticut's Champion Trees

No denial from me. It's true... I love Connecticut so much that I live in a state that's as near to it as it can get! And I'd have absolutely no problem watching you guys work around the Pinchot monster. Oh, wait---- did you say April or May?? I'll double check, but I think I have to get a haircut t...
by RayA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving

Hi Ryan, Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated. Those photos were taken with a LUMIX GH5S camera, and edited with Premiere Pro video editing software (which is what I use for video work, and will also work on a still photo (like it's one frame from a video clip). Re the black birches, I don't ...
by RayA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Baobabs Dying Off
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Baobabs Dying Off

The baobabs are apparently dying off in Africa ...

https://www.topic.com/the-mysterious-li ... dest-trees
by RayA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving

Bob and Monica are lucky to have this great forest and habitat right in their backyard (literally). Sizable trees, windthrows, moss, as well as Bucky and Beatrice, have all combined to give this woodland a primitive look. I could easily spend a week in there trying to do it justice photographically....
by RayA
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Mockernut Hickory?
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Mockernut Hickory?

Joshua,

We have a bit of mockernut in Western Mass. If you examine a leaf stalk, it should be slightly fuzzy (very very short hairs) if it's mockernut (hence the species name "tomentosa").
by RayA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Asian Jumping Worms
Replies: 13
Views: 2805

Re: Asian Jumping Worms

Asian jumping worms are here in Western Mass too. I learned that while making a short film on invasive worms.... https://youtu.be/5xvkIDs3zQk
by RayA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Progress"
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: "Progress"

JHarkness wrote: Is there hope for the survival of any species on our precious earth, including ourselves, while those in "authority" call the continued explotiation of our natural resources and degredatation of native ecosystems "progress"?
To answer that question: for our species... I'm doubtful, sadly.

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