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by JHarkness
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Vermont
Topic: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Billings Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Re: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Billings Park

ENTS, I failed to report on a visit I made to the park in September of 2018. I did not bring a tripod and the in-leaf canopy made hitting the true tops of many of these trees very difficult. So please consider these height numbers on the low side. The white pines and Norway spruce may be the stars o...
by JHarkness
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 5709

Re: County Rucker Index

I decided to also put together an RHI10 for Columbia County, which neighbors Dutchess to the north. This county RHI is probably an even poorer representation of what trees currently grow in the county, let alone what once did. Columbia is under even more widespread and intensive agriculture than Dut...
by JHarkness
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 5709

Re: County Rucker Index

Since Erik mentioned Dutchess County, I shall do my part and contribute what I believe is the most accurate current RHI10 for the county based on my own findings and Elijah's reports from along the Hudson River. It should be kept in mind that this is only representing two sites, the Vanderbilt Estat...
by JHarkness
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: California
Topic: FR whodunnit mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 7324

Re: FR whodunnit mystery

I am confused here, have I missed something in my absence from the BBS? What exactly is this FR site? I do hope someone can explain this for my sake, and for any others who have not heard of this.

Thanks,
Joshua Harkness
by JHarkness
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: pictures of some trees at my timberland
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: pictures of some trees at my timberland

Gaines,

I have sent you a private message with my e-mail address. Feel free to e-mail me. I thought this was better as I am anticipating a series of long replies on part of both of us.

Joshua
by JHarkness
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: pictures of some trees at my timberland
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: pictures of some trees at my timberland

Gaines, Your timberland is exceptionally beautiful, even the empty understory (I assume because of deer) isn't an eyesore like empty understories often are. Despite being a managed forest, it has a very natural look to it. I know you've gone into a lot of detail in discussing the principles and econ...
by JHarkness
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Thinking About Multi-trunk Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Thinking About Multi-trunk Trees

ENTS, I've recently developed more of an interest in floodplain forests and trees and that has got me thinking about the multi-stem coppices that are the norm in such sites, particularly silver maples. There are always specimens where multiple trees fused together, but many silver maples, at least t...
by JHarkness
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 14
Views: 3338

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Erik, Great work! That red maple is off the charts! An 8' CBH forest grown red maple seems to be quite an accomplishment in this area of NY, in fact, I've seen few over 8'. But 14'! I wonder if this tree could be the legitimate state champion? The one on the register seems to be a double stem with s...
by JHarkness
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Re: NASA Measure Tree height with Your Smartphone

Bob, So what is the scientific purpose of this tangent-based height data if it can only be applied to needle straight trees, and probably only ones of small size as well. If their goal is ground truthing, why not purchase laser rangefinders and send researchers into the field to collect this data, s...
by JHarkness
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: The Saheda White Pine as of March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 831

The Saheda White Pine as of March 2019

ENTS, I wasn't planning on creating a trip report for this, but I decided I would for the sake of sharing Saheda's 2019 pre-growing season numbers. On March 27, I visited the Elders Grove located in the Deerfield River Gorge in the Mohawk Trail State Forest. I had been wanting to see these great tre...

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