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by Ranger Dan
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: American Chestnut -- Once in a lifetime
Replies: 16
Views: 4656

Re: American Chestnut -- Once in a lifetime

Devin- No Phytophthera here yet as far as I know. But the chestnuts in our Mother Tree Orchard were just planted this spring (thanks to leadership from TACF). Some of them have grown to nearly 3 ft. tall. When I was a nursery manager in the 1980's, it was routine to "drench" susceptible plants such ...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: American Chestnut -- Once in a lifetime
Replies: 16
Views: 4656

Re: American Chestnut -- Once in a lifetime

Incredible!! Those are the best images of surviving mature American chestnut trees I've ever seen. I'm certain that our members will be interested in knowing about the American Chestnut Foundation (http://www.acf.org/) and their long-standing breeding programs. This is a multi-state organization wit...
by Ranger Dan
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Klamath/Siskiyou Mountain Diversity
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Klamath/Siskiyou Mountain Diversity

Devin-

Man!! Nice post! Welcome aboard! Thanks for sharing those eye-popping images. The Siskiyous are some really neat mountains.

Dan Miles
by Ranger Dan
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from VA
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Hello from VA

Hello Stephen, and Welcome! Glad to have a fellow Virginian on the list! I'm not far from you...I live in Bedford County. No doubt you are familiar with the campaign to save Stadium Woods on Virginia Tech campus. Here is the link to the site: http://www.savestadiumwoods.com/ I'm also an alumnus. Whe...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: My first "big" tree catch!
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

black oak vs. northern red

About black oak vs. northern red: I'm no high-ranking expert, but what I always use to distinguish the two is by a couple things I'm surprised weren't mentioned. First, the leaves of black oak are pubescent all over the back side, while NR has hairs only in the axils of the veins. Second, the buds a...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi there from a german redwood lover
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Hi there from a german redwood lover

Frank- Thank you for that very interesting images and information about Sequoia plantations in Europe. I have been wondering how much work has been done in planting these rare trees outside their current limited ranges. When we humans are gone, perhaps they will colonize to regain their former terri...
by Ranger Dan
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway Maple, to kill or not to kill?
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Norway Maple, to kill or not to kill?

Johnny- Kill them all. Norway maple is both shade-tolerant and casts dense shade that could possibly shade out any native herbaceous plants that might be there, such as the spring-flowering ephemerals, from the forest floor. They could eventually take over the forest. I have seen them in urban fores...
by Ranger Dan
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: redwoods as plantation trees
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

redwoods as plantation trees

Seeing the image below reminded me of another extraordinary growth rate I observed. http://www.wildforestry.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/2014/10/20120731-12201-35-year-old-redwood-e1386898555596/-708695002.jpg [quote]How fast can it grow? Check out this 35 year-old Coastal Redwood log in the Willame...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: historic photo of virgin white pines
Replies: 56
Views: 8634

Re: historic photo of virgin white pines

Y'know, Will, I believe you're right...I think they are sugar pines. Maybe that cedar foliage and trunk is incense cedar. If the photo was taken in southern Oregon, there could be western hemlock. I have seen sugar pines that look just like these, but never in a stand this dense. Before blister rust...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: historic photo of virgin white pines
Replies: 56
Views: 8634

Re: historic photo of virgin white pines

Could they indeed be EASTERN white pine?!!

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