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by morgan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY

Putnam County is basically devoid of tulips, unless planted by people. But on the Thruway north of there is a huge grove of hundreds of big tuliptrees. Mile marker 83 to 84, look on both sides of the highway. They are the northernmost naturally-occurring tulips I know of in eastern NY. I measured th...
by morgan
Sun May 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY

Found a tuliptree in Delmar, NY near Albany. Trunk 4 feet in diameter, close to 100 feet tall. It seems people have been planting tuliptrees in this area for a while, and from these specimens the species will start propagating. They do well in this climate, they probably just haven't reached here ye...
by morgan
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Tuliptrees in northeastern NY

As we know, there are none, apart from occasional trees planted in yards, etc. I never see naturally propagating tulips north of the Hudson Valley adjacent to the Catskills, or east of Syracuse. I just want to report a grove at Yaddo Mansion in Saratoga Springs, which is propagating extensively ther...
by morgan
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Back to the Incomparable Adirondacks
Replies: 18
Views: 1914

Re: Back to the Incomparable Adirondacks

The title of the thread was misleading. I thought we were talking about the Adirondacks. Another tuliptree in or near the Adirondacks is in downtown Saratoga, on south broadway, in front of the Subway sandwich joint. It's about 25 years old I guess and obviously planted there. Guessing 8 inch diamet...
by morgan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Back to the Incomparable Adirondacks
Replies: 18
Views: 1914

Re: Back to the Incomparable Adirondacks

Interesting discovery regarding tuliptrees in the Adirondacks (or close to them). Yaddo mansion in Saratoga Springs has 2 tuliptrees around 100 feet high, that were obviously planted when the mansion was built in the late 19th century, that are propagating very abundantly. I previously thought the r...
by morgan
Wed May 03, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Largest elm in NY
Replies: 55
Views: 6355

Re: Largest elm in NY

I enclose a link to the stump photos I took of the Johnstown elm,where I counted the rings as being between 220 and 250 years old, depending on the count. Some of the rings are faint and you don't know whether to count them. Good luck if you try. The photo is a large image and may take some time to ...
by morgan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: New York
Topic: American Hornbeam
Replies: 40
Views: 5496

Re: American Hornbeam

Also listed as National Champion: http://www.americanforests.org/explore-forests/americas-biggest-trees/champion-trees-national-register/?submit_search=Search&search_val=&search_area=adv_search&order_by=&bt_page_id=12 There is no Marlboro County. They meant Marlboro township, Ulster County. It's in ...
by morgan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: New York
Topic: American Hornbeam
Replies: 40
Views: 5496

Re: American Hornbeam

Just to mention my "freak show size" American Hornbeam is listed as NY champion again for the first time is many years after being dropped off the list in the 90's due to the "10 year rule" and being unable to get anybody from NY state to help get it listed again, even though they came and measured ...
by morgan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Largest elm in NY
Replies: 55
Views: 6355

Re: Largest elm in NY

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/champcom.pdf Just saw how it was listed as state champ. Also noticed that my champion American Hornbeam is newly listed again for about the 3rd time. First listed in 1975, listed for awhile then dropped off the list due to the "10 year rule". Remeasured, ...
by morgan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Largest elm in NY
Replies: 55
Views: 6355

Re: Largest elm in NY

In the spring I'll go count the growth rings. At least we can get an age for it.

Can't do it now with 2 feet of packed snow on it.

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