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by DougBidlack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 25
Views: 2872

Re: County Rucker Index

Brian, it is not odd at all if you know Michigan. White pine is not native to Warren Woods in Berrien county and in Oakland county it is not native in Kensington Metropark while in Highland State Recreation Area it is only native within and around some of the wetlands and then mainly as stunted and ...
by DougBidlack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bee Trees
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Bee Trees

This morning when I was walking around my house I heard a buzzing sound coming from the border of the property where it is fairly brushy at the moment. It turns out that there were an amazing number of honey bees at the flowering Winged Sumacs ( Rhus copallinum ). I think there were a greater concen...
by DougBidlack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 25
Views: 2872

Re: County Rucker Index

Here is some county info for Michigan. Oakland County 132' Pignut Hickory Kensington Metropark 130.5' Red Maple Highland State Recreation Area 129.4' Cottonwood Kensington Metropark 127.5' Tuliptree Highland State Recreation Area 127.5' Northern Red Oak Kensington Metropark 126' Black Cherry Highlan...
by DougBidlack
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Projects and Surveys, Database, Groups, and Links
Topic: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry

George, your observations match up very well with my own for southeastern Michigan where downy serviceberries are quite common. In most good forests of that area I can generally find at least one over 2' in girth and/or over 50' in height but I have never measured one over 3' in girth or 60' in heig...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Monica's Pine
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Monica's Pine

Bob, very cool to have such a nice tree out your back door. Could you remind us when you first measured this tree and how tall (and big around) the tree was back then. This would give us better context for why you might have thought this pine wouldn't break 140' so soon. Also, any guesstimate as to ...
by DougBidlack
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY
Replies: 16
Views: 1661

Re: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY

Elijah,

the sycamores likely have sycamore anthracnose, a fungal disease that is most prevalent in wet springs like we are currently experiencing in the Northeast. Our sycamores here in eastern Massachusetts are similarly effected.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Tripods

Mario and Don, thanks for your replies and advice. I ended up buying a Slik 700DX Pro tripod and a Sirui K-20X ball head. Total cost with shipping was about $225 and together they will weigh close to what my old tripod weighed. Height will be much better though as the tripod gets to about 70-71" hig...
by DougBidlack
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Tripods

NTS, it's been a while since I've had to think about tripods but the one I have is just about ready for me to stick a fork in it. The dying tripod is a Gitzo that I bought back in the early 80's I think. Before buying that tripod I destroyed two tripods in less than two years...they were garbage. So...
by DougBidlack
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: FIA database and trunk volumes
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: FIA database and trunk volumes

Michael,
thank you. That is very encouraging and I guess it means I'll have to part with some money!
Doug
by DougBidlack
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: FIA database and trunk volumes
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: FIA database and trunk volumes

Bob,

have you or has anyone else done reticle-based modeling at the same time as modeling based on a climb? I'm wondering how close reticle-based modeling is to what I imagine is the current gold standard of a tree modeled after a climb.

Doug

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