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by ryandallas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Allens Meadows Park and Kristine Lilly Field
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Allens Meadows Park and Kristine Lilly Field

This post is an edit from 5/10/2020 In early 2019 I did some "terrain sleuthing" and discovered that Wilton, CT is home to a massive eastern-facing slope. My searches had shown that tulip trees reach their greatest heights on such slopes, so I headed to Wilton to look for some tall ones. I staked o...
by ryandallas
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Indian Well, CT - New Tuliptree Site
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Indian Well, CT - New Tuliptree Site

Bob and Bart, I know that was a long time ago, but do you remember where, roughly, that 152-footer was? Was it by the railroad tracks and the pond with the planted white pines? I've been scouring Indian Well/Birchbank, and I was excited to find another 150-footer, but I think I rediscovered your tre...
by ryandallas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Mount Laurel Open Space, Fairfield
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: CT's Second 150-footer found

Erik -- I do think that there are many 150-footers in CT. Any sort of ravine or river valley seems to hold a lot of tall tulips. And, of course, there are white pines. And thanks! I can use the confidence boost, you know? When you're scrambling around the woods, fighting walls of winged euonymous an...
by ryandallas
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Mount Laurel Open Space, Fairfield
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: CT's Second 150-footer found

Thanks for the responses, guys. Bob -- It is very exciting. The Housatonic River valley probably holds many, many tall tulips. Bart and I found some tall tulips at Birchbank Open space and Indian Well State park (140'+). There are many promising parks in the river valley. I will set my sights on thi...
by ryandallas
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Mount Laurel Open Space, Fairfield
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Mount Laurel Open Space, Fairfield

This post is an edit from 5/10/2020 This open space features one of the largest pure stands of TTs I have seen. Probably the largest. The open space is centered around a small creek that flows from north to south. The eastern portion of the park features some cool rock formations, and is forested m...
by ryandallas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Possible 150 footer
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Possible 150 footer

ENTS, I recently returned to this spot and did some real measuring with my Forestry Pro. The tallest trees I found were: 145.5' x 9'3" (measured at 2' above ground level, due to double stem) 148' x 7'8". This is a very promising spot. I do believe that there is a 150-footer here. I will be returning...
by ryandallas
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving

Ray and Bob,

Thanks for the clarification.
by ryandallas
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Broad Brook Keeps on Giving

RayA-- First of all, nice photos. What gear/software are you using? Secondly, some of those Betula lenta look pretty dern big (the ones in the fourth photo, specifically). Have you measured any of them? The biggest one I've ever found was 3 feet in diameter. Those look like they might be close to th...
by ryandallas
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct

Doug, I am not really confident in my ability to answer that question.

Some of the red oaks had bark so smooth that I had trouble fixing my measuring tape to it. So very young, but an actual figure? I'm not sure.
by ryandallas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct

Recently I did some measuring at the Gristmill Open Space in Shelton, CT. While there aren't any superlative trees here, this place is still interesting because its growth, which is very young, is very vigorous. Many trees here display marked orthotropic growth, and many have achieved impressive hei...

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