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by wisconsitom
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Maritime coast range ponderosa pine forest (UPDATE 200')
Replies: 20
Views: 3926

Re: Maritime coast range ponderosa pine forest

Yup, interesting report.
by wisconsitom
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Nice work. Curious though about your designation of "Tilia heterophylla"....is that just a synonym for T. americana? I'd not heard of that species.

ps......just looked it up-never mind! Did not know about this variant.
by wisconsitom
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: New tall trees in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: New tall trees in Europe

Thanks Jeroen. Most interesting.
by wisconsitom
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A trend some may not be aware of.
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: A trend some may not be aware of.

Bob, you asked, "Are there many supporters of...." to which I will simply say yes, of course there are some good people who have the necessarily wide-angle view. But the mega-trend...the big thing that's happening is young forests. Both as a nod to the forest products industry in this state...never ...
by wisconsitom
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: New tall trees in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: New tall trees in Europe

Seems like Ireland would be an ideal setting for a plantation of Thuja plicata. Something about the spring in their step some species sometimes get when moved around the globe...but to a suitable location....kinda like the situation with regards to Pinus contorta in Scandinavian countries, where it ...
by wisconsitom
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

Yes, coolness favors the species. It's not calcitic materials however that it seems to associate with, but the somewhat softer carbonates like this dolomite. Not that dolomite is soft, but compared to calcitic carbonates, it is somewhat more so. Our woods is full of old, fairly large Thuja o's. But ...
by wisconsitom
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A trend some may not be aware of.
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: A trend some may not be aware of.

And hey look, there's all types out there; Sure, some hunters really are on the biological tip, actually interested in the animals they hunt and so on. I know lots of hunters who skillfully butcher their own deer and do so with success, year after year. It's just so prevalent right now....the real s...
by wisconsitom
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A trend some may not be aware of.
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: A trend some may not be aware of.

I used to justify hunting in that the meat is more nutritious than farm-raised stuff. Then I heard a talk about what actually happens to a slug when it enters the body of a deer; In short, lead gets vaporized and tiny fragments of lead are driven deeply into the meat. I think I'm going to pass on ve...
by wisconsitom
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

I've often considered starting a group to promote cedar here in Wisconsin and the other Great Lakes states. It's a valuable resource and is really quite capable of growth. It only needs the opportunity. I've heard peeps talking about struggling to keep an "arborvitae" in their yards alive...somethin...
by wisconsitom
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A trend some may not be aware of.
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: A trend some may not be aware of.

The whole thing to aid a species.....that is already wildly out of control. No sense and all those guys and their oaks are not into forests. They are into mast crops for deer or turkey, that's about as far as their "ecological" concerns go. If a scrubby type of oak would provide those acorns, the wh...

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