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by RyanLeClair
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Linden in Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Linden in Charlottesville, VA

Thank you for the input, Elijah. It does appear to be Tilia americana--it's just so much bigger than any other specimen I've heard of. The (current?) national champ in PA has a much larger circumference, but it's indisputably a multi-trunk tree-in fact, it's probably got five or six stems. This Char...
by RyanLeClair
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Why do we find trees so rapturous?
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Why do we find trees so rapturous?

I agree with both of you gentleman--our primitive ancestors probably admired the wilderness more than Huxley would care to admit. I don't know if you've heard this little tidbit, but the legend goes that if you peeled the bark off of an oak tree in pagan Germany, you were killed in a very bad way (w...
by RyanLeClair
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Why do we find trees so rapturous?
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Why do we find trees so rapturous?

This is an excerpt from a Sam Harris article: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-life/ "The mere existence of psychedelics would seem to establish the material basis of mental and spiritual life beyond any doubt—for the introduction of these substances into the brain is the ...
by RyanLeClair
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Linden in Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Linden in Charlottesville, VA

Yeah it's got to be some sort of Linden...I just can't figure out which.
by RyanLeClair
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Linden in Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Linden in Charlottesville, VA

Hey NTS, I was in Charlottesville, Virginia a couple of weeks ago...found this linden growing in what I guess is the town square. It's either a T. platyphyllos, x europa, or T. americana...definitely not heterophylla or cordata. The circumference was 19'0". The height was very unremarkable, as main ...
by RyanLeClair
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: New Mexico
Topic: Villanueva Cottonwood, NM
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: Villanueva Cottonwood, NM

OMG! it reminds me of the giant Fremont cottonwood in AZ.
by RyanLeClair
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Food for thought

This is a fun topic to talk about...how shockingly arbitrary the experts' height estimates are. For example, my Audubon Guide (which I love!) lists Sitka Spruce at 160'...but go to, say, the Queets River in WA, and most of the mature Sitkas will be WELL over 200'. It's all very confusing. Sometimes ...
by RyanLeClair
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Zane Moore Reports Tallest Known Tree South of Golden Gate
Replies: 13
Views: 6680

Re: Zane Moore Reports Tallest Known Tree South of Golden Ga

Michael, very cool. 15' is obviously A LOT bigger than the one I posted, so you probably have found the new champ! Almost every single P. racemosa we happened upon in Orange County was a multi-stem...and it sounds like the ones your finding are as well...so maybe racemosa is one species for which mu...
by RyanLeClair
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Taking The Survey Into The Sky
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Re: Taking The Survey Into The Sky

So it is the same tree! I was worried for a minute that my post was unrelated. Is this the tallest open-grown native tree in North America? It is taller than the open-grown sycamore in Asheville...that tree was measured by Will at 144'.

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