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by tomhoward
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Howland's Island
Replies: 69
Views: 13524

Re: Howland's Island

Elijah,

As far as I know, the Black Locust and Swamp White Oak at Howland's Island are the tallest in NY.

As for the mystery tree, I have no idea what it can be. It seems to be far too tall to be Hawthorn.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Zoar Valley Update
Replies: 79
Views: 10685

Re: Zoar Valley Update

Elijah, Congratulations! The trees at Zoar Valley are truly extraordinary. The Tuliptree at 157.8 ft. is the tallest tree I know of in NY. These other species - Sycamore 156.9 ft., Bitternut Hickory 144.6 ft., Northern Red Oak 141.8 ft., Cottonwood 140.3 ft., Basswood 130.7 ft., Black Walnut 135.8 f...
by tomhoward
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Smith Woods, Trumansburg, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: Smith Woods, Trumansburg, NY

NTS, On this mostly sunny, mild Sunday (Dec. 6, 2015, about 50 F Trumansburg), Elijah Whitcomb and I explored Smith Woods on the south side of Trumansburg in Tompkins County, my second visit to this site. Elijah and I first visited Smith Woods on Oct. 4, 2015. Elijah has made other visits to this si...
by tomhoward
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Oswego County, NY Nov. 15, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Oswego County, NY Nov. 15, 2015

NTS, On this sunny, but cold and windy Sunday Nov. 15, 2015, Elijah Whitcomb and I visited the grounds of Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego, at the edge of vast, open Lake Ontario. We went there to re-measure the huge Cottonwoods there, especially in a group in and around Fort Ontario Cemet...
by tomhoward
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Liverpool School Maple Grove Nov. 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Liverpool School Maple Grove Nov. 2015

NTS, On this cold, mostly sunny, breezy afternoon, Sunday Nov. 8, 2015, after we left Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake, Elijah Whitcomb and I visited the magnificent old growth Liverpool School Maple Grove. Almost the entire grove is old growth with towering Maples and Beeches over 200 years old all ...
by tomhoward
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Shackleton Point, Bridgeport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Shackleton Point, Bridgeport, NY

On this partly sunny, cold, breezy day (Sunday Nov. 8, 2015), Elijah Whitcomb and I surveyed the Cornell University Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on the south shore of Oneida Lake. The Biological Field Station studies the fisheries of Oneida Lake, and other aspects of the ecology of O...
by tomhoward
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Beaver Lake Nature Center Nov. 1, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Beaver Lake Nature Center Nov. 1, 2015

NTS, On this partly cloudy, cool, windy day, Sunday Nov. 1, 2015, Elijah Whitcomb and I surveyed Beaver Lake Nature Center in northwestern Onondaga County. Jess Riddle surveyed this site in 2009, and found some unusually tall trees. The forest at Beaver Lake is 2nd growth. Most of the trees still ha...
by tomhoward
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Palmer Woods, Cayuga Heights, NY
Replies: 0
Views: 633

Palmer Woods, Cayuga Heights, NY

On this sunny, very warm Sunday (Oct. 11, 2015, temperatures well over 71 F), Elijah Whitcomb and I explored Palmer Woods, an Oak forest in Cayuga Heights, NY, on the North Campus of Cornell University. Mary Byrd Davis, ed., Old Growth in the East: A Survey: Revised Edition, Vernon, KY: Appalachia-S...
by tomhoward
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Smith Woods, Trumansburg, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Smith Woods, Trumansburg, NY

On this sunny, surprisingly warm Sunday (Oct. 4, 2015, 71 F Trumansburg), Elijah Whitcomb and I explored Smith Woods, a 32-acre site said by Dr. Leopold of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and others to be original old growth forest. (A Syracuse Post-Standard article of Sept. 15, 1...
by tomhoward
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Pack Forest Aug. 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Re: Pack Forest Aug. 2015

Elijah,

These are great pictures. They convey the wonder and majesty of Pack Forest.

Tom Howard

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