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by Ranger Dan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: BEAR SWAMP NJ old growth Part 2/winter exploration photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3451

Re: BEAR SWAMP NJ old growth Part 2/winter exploration photo

Johnny- Thank you for this great post about Atlantic white cedar! I have never seen them, and I thought stands like this were a thing of the past. Wonderful news that at least one impressive grove of them are still around! Do they only grow on wet ground? I notice a picture of sphagnum moss (looks l...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: South Dakota
Topic: Needles Highway, SD
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Re: Needles Highway, SD

Beautiful tour! Thanks for bringing this to us. Interesting that there is a disjunct population of white spruce there.
by Ranger Dan
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Washington
Topic: Ohanapecosh, Mt Rainier NP
Replies: 22
Views: 3968

Re: Ohanapecosh, Mt Rainier NP

Will- The Green River is about 12 miles directly north of Mt. St. Helens. It's a five-mile hike to the beginning of old growth, with Douglas-fir being dominant there. The area you refer to SE of the mountain is a Research Natural Area along the Muddy River in an area called Cedar Flats. There is a s...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Sipsey Wilderness in November
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: Sipsey Wilderness in November

Thank you for the beautiful images and descriptions. This is the kind of post I find really worthwhile in taking the time to visit. The time I explored a small part of Sipsey Wilderness, I was truly impressed by the wonders inside its hollows. The area seems to harbor a treasure trove of mysterious ...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Washington
Topic: Ohanapecosh, Mt Rainier NP
Replies: 22
Views: 3968

Re: Ohanapecosh, Mt Rainier NP

There is a remarkable forest of Douglas-firs in the Green River valley, protected by logging in Mt. St. Helens National Monument, north of the mountain. Is is just outside the blast zone. When I worked in that area as a ranger, I was told by a district silviculturist that this stand contained the gr...
by Ranger Dan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: California
Topic: The Lost Coast, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: The Lost Coast, CA

The Trillium with red petals is Trillium angustipetalum . The white-petalled one pictured is T. ovatum , or Western wakerobin, which ages to pink. I'm interested in the white-and-red one you describe. There are at least two other Trillium species in the redwood country with white petals: T. albidum ...
by Ranger Dan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 5246

Re: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures

Thanks, Johnny. Interesting reports like this, with photos and a description of the location, are what make this website worth visiting for me. Haven't seen anything like this in a while.
by Ranger Dan
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)
Replies: 15
Views: 6865

Re: Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)

Regarding treatment for emerald ash borer, accounts of failure of treatments have led me to believe that it may be a waste of time and resources to attempt treating a 5-ft. diameter white ash, or even a modest sized one, for that matter. But I'm not giving up that easily. Can anyone give a recommend...
by Ranger Dan
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)
Replies: 15
Views: 6865

Re: Say Good Bye to the White Ash Tree (WV)

For posterity, we should document the ash trees, as we wish could have been done for the American chestnut. Take lots of pictures, movies, measurements, notes on aspects of the site conditions and biological communities they live in. Take detailed pictures of the ones with unique and special charact...
by Ranger Dan
Sun May 12, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

Hat's off to you, Josh. You're a good man.

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