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by Ranger Dan
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: California
Topic: Trip Planning
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Trip Planning

Ed- I had a look at maps and notes of several of my visits to redwood parks. I agree with Johnny, go north to see the best and largest, as well as more wild me scenic land. Before I saw the redwood country, I thought there might be a few small, tourist-packed groves here and there, with maybe a tree...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Arkansas
Topic: hemlock wooly adelgid
Replies: 1
Views: 751

hemlock wooly adelgid

Greetings Ents- Here's a link to an article about a research project done in Georgia on use of imidacloprid and predatory beetles of hemlock wooly adelgid: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2014/11/18/one-two-punch-slows-down-the-hemlock-woolly-adelgid/ There is a link at the bottom of the page to ...
by Ranger Dan
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: 750 Year Old Polish Oak Tree, “The Brave Oak,” Burned by Van
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: 750 Year Old Polish Oak Tree, “The Brave Oak,” Burned by

It's unclear whether the tree is dead. Many trees being adapted to some degree of burning, perhaps it is still living. And if not, if left alone it will stand for many years, no doubt. Though vandalized by fire, to cut it down would be an even more reprehensible act of stupidity. I've seen it happen...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Hemlocks in Big South Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Hemlocks in Big South Fork

James-

Hope you can find and share some images of those ancient beech trees I've read about in a guidebook to Big South Fork.
by Ranger Dan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Kentucky
Topic: Historical Photo From Stearns.
Replies: 19
Views: 2452

Re: Historical Photo From Stearns.

Larry, thanks for rounding up links to those websites that show pictures of sequoias, claiming them to be white oaks and other eastern trees. The American Chestnut Foundation also has used the same or similar sequoia image, claiming it to be an American chestnut. Hopefully a credible authority will ...
by Ranger Dan
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Replies: 50
Views: 9041

Re: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Thank you for the continued reports on this wonderful area that so deserves special protection.
by Ranger Dan
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?

Black locust. You're right again, Will.

Dan
by Ranger Dan
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?

Sam- See if you can get a live twig from the tree, or at least a fallen twig with buds, and give us a good, clear close-up of it. The buds and leaf scars are key diagnostic features. If you can get some of the male flower buds (which develop into catkins), that would be great. Also, if you can try a...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Crack Willow or White Willow? OR?

Hey you guys, he said, "It had yellow catkins last spring...", so it's not a locust. I have seen bark like this on really old black willows, but I'm not going to venture a guess.

Dan Miles
by Ranger Dan
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chestnut restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Chestnut restoration

The new genetically-engineered, fully blight-resistant American chestnuts may soon be restoring our forests! Here is a link to an article and short video:
http://phys.org/news/2014-11-blight-res ... -root.html

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