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by tomhoward
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Cornell Plantations June 7, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3220

Re: Cornell Plantations June 7, 2015

Bob, On WCNY radio (Syracuse classical music station) I heard about a music program in Ithaca Aug. 5-9. I believe that this is the program that Monica is a part of. Erik Danielsen, Elijah Whitcomb, and I would like to meet you to see the big Cottonwoods of Fuertes Bird Sanctuary in Stewart Park. Hop...
by tomhoward
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Elder's Grove, in Paul Smith's NY
Replies: 17
Views: 7351

Re: Elder's Grove, in Paul Smith's NY

Elijah,

The 154.8 ft. White Pine is one of the tallest trees in NY. Very few trees in NY have been measured above 150 ft.

As far as I know, the 92.1 ft. Black Spruce and 87 ft. Jack Pine are the tallest that have been measured in NY.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

Elijah, As far as I know, the 102 ft. Tamarack is the tallest known to NTS. Back in 2010, I measured a planted Tamarack at Root Glen at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY at 101 ft. These White Pines are amazing, that far north, just under 100 years old, and almost 130 ft. tall. Here in central NY, we ...
by tomhoward
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Cornell Plantations June 7, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3220

Cornell Plantations June 7, 2015

NTS, On this sunny warm breezy Sunday (up to 81 F), Elijah Whitcomb and I explored part of the famous Cornell Plantations up on the hill at Cornell University. We explored the eastern part of the Plantations, a section we did not get to in our earlier exploration of Oct. 5, 2014. The trees in this e...
by tomhoward
Mon May 18, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Lake Champlain & Peru NY
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Lake Champlain & Peru NY

The tallest Cottonwood I know of in NY is a 134.4 ft. tree in Zoar Valley measured in 2003. The tallest Cottonwood in Fuertes Bird Sanctuary in Ithaca is probably about 130 ft. tall.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Mon May 18, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Oaks in New York
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Big Oaks in New York

Rochester is in western NY. I've never seen the National Champion Red Oak in Monroe County, but it looks like an impressive tree. It is clearly at least a double - maybe 2 individual trees that have grown together (in North Syracuse where I live is a huge double Red Oak in North Syracuse Cemetery on...
by tomhoward
Mon May 18, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Fork Ridge Tuliptree- new eastern height record!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 39084

Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree- new eastern height record!!!

Wrong reply - this is supposed to be about big oaks in NY Here is my reply about the Tuliptrees in upstate NY - The Syracuse area where I live is farther north than Kingston, and Tuliptree reaches significant size in this area. Green lakes State Park near here has the tallest Tuliptrees possibly for...
by tomhoward
Mon May 18, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Fork Ridge Tuliptree- new eastern height record!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 39084

Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree- new eastern height record!!!

Rochester is in western NY. I've never seen the National Champion Red Oak in Monroe County, but it looks like an impressive tree. It's clearly at least a double - maybe even 2 individual trees that have grown together (in North Syracuse where I live is a huge double Red Oak by South Bay Rd. in North...
by tomhoward
Sun May 10, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

Elijah,

Thanks for posting the article on these fast-growing White Pines. Too bad they most likely were harvested. They must have been a magnificent stand, but it's unlikely that White Pines planted in 1916 would reach 140 ft. in 100 years in a harsh climate like the Adirondacks.

Tom Howard
by tomhoward
Sun May 10, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015

Elijah,

Thanks for posting the great pictures. it was a fabulous outing.

Tom Howard

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