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by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY

NTS, On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I surveyed Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse after leaving the Wizard of Oz Memorial Oak Grove of North Syracuse. The weather was sunny and with temperature about 45 F, not at all like February. Oakwood Cemetery is a garden cemetery established in 1859 on...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Wizard of Oz Oak Grove Feb. 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Wizard of Oz Oak Grove Feb. 2016

NTS, On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I measured trees at the Wizard of Oz Memorial Oak Grove. The weather was sunny and with temperature about 45 F, not at all like February, but a perfect day for exploring this magnificent old growth forest. The air felt fresh, and was fragrant with fa...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Whitesboro Red Oak, NY
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Whitesboro Red Oak, NY

NTS, On this cold cloudy Sunday (Jan. 17, 2016), Elijah Whitcomb and I visited this awesome Red Oak in the historic center of Whitesboro. It is intact, and looks healthy. The ground was mostly bare, but with slippery patches of hard-packed snow and ice. This is the largest Red Oak Elijah has ever se...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, NY
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, NY

NTS, On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, a cold, cloudy day with a thin slippery coating of snow on the ground, Elijah Whitcomb and I explored Oakwood Cemetery in Chittenango in Madison County. This is an old historic cemetery on a gently sloping hill off Lake St. off NY 5 just west of the main part of the vi...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Finding the Top
Replies: 13
Views: 3542

Re: Finding the Top

Bob, NTS, The twig you highlighted as the tallest is the one I would have chosen. I've seen many crowns like this in central NY. Speaking of cold last Sun. Feb. 14 - it got really cold here in Syracuse. The temperature was -23 at Syracuse Airport, the coldest it has been in over 20 years here, and c...
by tomhoward
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Replies: 32
Views: 5849

Re: Green Lakes State Park, New York

Jess,

Thank you very much for posting the account of our outstanding outing to Green Lakes on May 1, 2011. Green Lakes still has the tallest trees in central NY with Tuliptrees to 148 ft. tall, Bitternut Hickory 140 ft. tall.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: North Syracuse Cemetery Oak Grove Dec. 28, 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 687

North Syracuse Cemetery Oak Grove Dec. 28, 2015

NTS, On this now cloudy very cold day (Mon. Dec. 28, 2015), after we left the Liverpool School Maple Grove, Elijah Whitcomb and I surveyed the North Syracuse Cemetery Oak Grove and surrounding area. It was an excellent visit. We first explored the 2nd growth forest just north of the old growth oak g...
by tomhoward
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Liverpool School Maple Grove Dec. 28, 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Liverpool School Maple Grove Dec. 28, 2015

NTS, On this very cold, becoming cloudy afternoon (Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, Elijah Whitcomb and I visited the magnificent old growth Liverpool School Maple Grove. We stopped by the greatest tree of all, the possible Military Tract Witness Sugar Maple, which could be the largest Sugar Maple, the largest ...
by tomhoward
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: New York
Topic: The Big Pine and the Small Pine, Fine, NY
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

Re: The Big Pine and the Small Pine, Fine, NY

Elijah,

As far as I know, the 93 ft. Jack Pine is the tallest in NY.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Washington Grove City Park, NY
Replies: 51
Views: 12409

Re: Washington Grove City Park, NY

Elijah, I looked at the NTS Database and saw your latest heights from Washington Grove. It's truly an exceptional place. The Norway Maple at 106.3 ft. should be the tallest in NY. The Butternut at 112.7 ft. should also be the tallest in NY, and is close to the record height for the species. The Swee...

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