Here is my video of the giant Bedford Tuliptree on Youtube. My buddy Sam takes you all around it, and inside it, where she hugs the huge interior root.
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Better directions to the Bedford Tuliptree: From 460 west as you enter Bedford, exit right, just past Wal-mart. Turn left, under the highway. This is Link Rd. From 460 east, exit right at the hwy 122 NORTH exit, then turn right onto Link Rd. Turn right on Smith St. Then turn right on the second stre...
- Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:29 pm
- Forum: Virginia
- Topic: The Giant Bedford Tuliptree: some thoughts on champion trees
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Bedford Tuliptree 038web.jpg Bedford Tuliptree 007web.jpg Bedford Tuliptree 047web.jpg I visited the Bedford Tuliptree again today. The gate of the fence enclosing the tree is open, so you can go up to the tree and walk around inside the trunk to see just how amazing it is, if you're willing to ris...
It is in the town's Poplar Park, and the tree is just in sight of 460 bypass if you know where to look. Exit at Hwy 122 NORTH and go east, away from 122. Turn right on Smith St., then soon another right into a housing development. It's on the corner left. The tree is ten feet in diameter.
Voorhees is a Nature Conservancy preserve in Virginia's Northern Neck, east of Fredericksburg. This is a part of the state that has retained much of its forested landscape, and a lot of what you see along the roads is mature and inviting. Caledon State Park is here, and the magnificent trees of the ...
Thank you. I have more to post about the old-growth wonderland in Virginia's Northern Neck. Soon I hope to explore Crow's Nest. I just visited the famous former national champion tuliptree in Bedford, VA, half an hour away from my home. In spite of its mutilations and loss of massive limbs, it remai...
East of Fredericksburg, VA, Caledon State Park is an old growth Mecca that I've always found very rewarding for its expanses of clear, open forest full of magnificent deciduous trees. This visit, my buddy Phil and I would discover several giants new to me off-trail, in addition to my old friends alo...
- Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:58 pm
- Forum: Virginia
- Topic: Alexander Berger Memorial Sanctuary
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Alexander Berger Memorial Sanctuary is a Nature Conservancy preserve east of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Last week, a buddy and I visited the larger, more southerly of the two units that make up the 800+ acre preserve, and found some pretty significant old growth. A line from their web page states tha...
- Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:19 pm
- Forum: Biomass
- Topic: Biomass energy worse than coal
- Replies: 13
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Heard of terra preta? It is as a means of sequestering carbon in soil in the form of charcoal. It seems that charcoal is more stable than other forms of carbon, and it dramatically improves the fertility of soil. (Hope the farmers don't go converting all their woodlots into charcoal now.) Be ready t...
- Mon May 10, 2010 4:05 pm
- Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
- Topic: introduction - Dan Miles
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Dan Miles Facilities Manager, Claytor Nature Study Center http://www.lynchburg.edu/claytorcenter.xml Bedford, Virginia Lover of ancient forest and trees, native plants and all things beautiful. Love to explore remote areas off-trail. I'm a contributor of Old Growth in the East: a Survey; initiated a...