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by ryandallas
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Housatonic Excursions
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Housatonic Excursions

That would be interesting! Connecticut would dominate :D
by ryandallas
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Ash height record?
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Ash height record?

I was at Indian Well State Park today, and while I was there, I came across a very tall ash tree. The straight-up height measurement (taken while I was prostrate) was 140'! Standing about 100 feet from the tree, I was consistently getting heights in the 145 range. I also got a 148 and a 151, but 145...
by ryandallas
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Housatonic Excursions
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Housatonic Excursions

Bob--Yes, the 142' tree is a bitternut hickory. This is a great spot. It's almost directly across the river from the 152' tulip. Even though this spot (where the bitternut grows) is prime tulip habitat, tulips are conspicuous by their absence. It does seem like Liriodendron prefers east-facing slope...
by ryandallas
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Housatonic Excursions
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Housatonic Excursions

This weekend I went to the Housatonic river valley, where I revisited some old discoveries and made a few new ones as well. First I went to Osborndale State Park, which is in Derby, on the eastern side of the river. Bart and I visited this spot in 2012. Here I measured a large black birch snag I had...
by ryandallas
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Cannot post photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: Cannot post photos

Erik--wow. I am not very computer savvy, so I can't offer any technical advice, but hopefully that works out for you. That sounds like a huge headache.
by ryandallas
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Cannot post photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: Cannot post photos

For anyone else having problems--I had to import my JPG format photos into Microsoft Paint, and then save them under PNG format. Then the forum accepted them with no issues.

I uploaded some photos of Allens Meadow Park in Connecticut, please take a look at them!
by ryandallas
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Armstrong Creek, McDowell County, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Armstrong Creek, McDowell County, NC

Wow, great write up! The hickory numbers are interesting. Bitternut seems to be one of the unsung giants of the forest. Here in Connecticut, only tulips and sycamore (among hardwoods) are taller.

Is that sourwood very tall for the species?
by ryandallas
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar
Replies: 20
Views: 8109

Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Bob,

Looking forward to it! Just let me know what time works for you. I should be available on weekends, all spring and maybe summer.

The hillside in Wilton is the place I want you to see the most. One tulip there is most likely in the upper 150s, and there some other 150s there.
by ryandallas
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Cannot post photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: Cannot post photos

Seems to be a server issue. I will try to post photos from another computer.

Lovely view. I'm sure it's a lot nicer there than it is here! This winter isn't ever going to end it seems.
by ryandallas
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar
Replies: 20
Views: 8109

Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Ents, I am excited to announce that the LeClair Tulip tree is approaching 160 feet, and may have actually eclipsed it. While standing 40 feet above the tree's roots, I was able to find a twig that was 120 feet above me. I was not able to replicated that measurement, however. In any case the LeClair ...

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