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by Ranger Dan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Caledon State Park, VA
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

Re: Caledon State Park, VA

Outstanding report and wonderful photography!
by Ranger Dan
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Rich Hole Wilderness, VA
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Rich Hole Wilderness

Excellent, Darian! I have been wanting to return to the Rich Hole area to do some more crosscountry exploring. Be in touch with me if you would like to see the best area of old growth I found. There may be more beyond my point of return on the last trip. I would like to see more documentation of Fra...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: the dreaded Garlic Mustard
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: the dreaded Garlic Mustard

That is coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara. It, too, is a European plant. Here is the Wickipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussilago
by Ranger Dan
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Unclassified Aesthetics Discussions
Topic: Nature "untrammeling" itself
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Re: Nature "untrammeling" itself

I concur with what Don has said. I was a Wilderness Ranger and trail crew leader for the USFS in Washington state. We had a couple nasty old shelters like the one pictured, and wished a big tree would fall on them. We couldn't take them down because of their "historic" nature, that is, they were mor...
by Ranger Dan
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: The big move to California, the trees I leave behind :(
Replies: 23
Views: 4832

Re: The big move to California, the trees I leave behind :(

Yosemite has two other sequoia groves, Merced and Tuolumne, that are far less visited and easily accessed. Access to the Merced grove is seasonal and restricted, and it's touristy. I was amazed to find that many of the sequoia groves offer wilderness character. Calaveras Big Trees is also nearby for...
by Ranger Dan
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: The big move to California, the trees I leave behind :(
Replies: 23
Views: 4832

Re: The big move to California, the trees I leave behind :(

Johnny- You've provided us with a wealth of very interesting reports and images, and I'm sure that your transcontinental chapter in life will be thrilling as it was for me. You asked about our favorite trees...for me, too, it is the Liriodendrons I missed the most while out West. Did you know that i...
by Ranger Dan
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Clearwater National Forest, Idaho - 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2727

Re: Clearwater National Forest, Idaho - 2014

Very nice report. Thanks for the great pix
by Ranger Dan
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Growing Acorns into Oaks
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Growing oaks from cuttings

Lea- Don't use a closed container to root cuttings! A prospective biosphere will likely quickly become a "fungisphere", and the cuttings will be consumed. Air circulation is vital. While I was a greenhouse grower, and during my training as a horticulturist, I had some experience with propagation fro...
by Ranger Dan
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Measuring the 8 greatest White Oaks of New Jersey
Replies: 21
Views: 5736

Re: Measuring the 8 greatest White Oaks of New Jersey

Enjoyed this report very much. I haven't seen a single oak in my home state of Virginia that can hold a candle to any one of these. I hope you'll share more images of the magnificent white oaks of your region.
by Ranger Dan
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Calloway Gap Hemlocks
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Calloway Gap Hemlocks

In the Smokies where I've been in dead hemlock stands, there is some variation in which species are taking over. The (almost) thornless blackberry species here are in some places thriving and making bush whacking even more difficult. Rhododendron could hardly be more dense in many places, as anyone ...

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