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by RayA
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's Champion Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 433

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: 681

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: 342

Baobabs Dying Off

The baobabs are apparently dying off in Africa ...

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by RayA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving
Replies: 10
Views: 681

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: 290

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: 882

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: 375

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.
by RayA
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

The red oak group of species also hybridizes readily, making absolute identification of species a confusing and frustrating endeavor.
by RayA
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Terrestrial LIDAR
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Terrestrial LIDAR

Erik, Yes, they can stitch together a number of scans that give them a great 3D image. They can then move around thru the image as if they were walking thru the scanned area. The sample images I saw on Peter's laptop were black and white, and rather ghostly looking, but you can see bark detail, etc....
by RayA
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: Terrestrial LIDAR
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Terrestrial LIDAR

Here are three photos of the Leica BLK360 lidar instrument operating during a scan. In the slot that's visible in the head of the unit (photo 1), there's a small mirror that rotates at high speed, scattering millions of laser pulses outward. In photo 2, the mirror in the slot is a blur, since it's r...

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