Search found 249 matches

by JHarkness
Sun May 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Black Birches of Eastern New York
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Black Birches of Eastern New York

Erik, Yes, the birch definitely is the big question at the moment. Ironically, it's one of the least impressive trees in the grove and even now I haven't yet confirmed it's measurements, I will hopefully confirm them within the next couple days though. I discovered the other day that my neighbor has...
by JHarkness
Wed May 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Black Birches of Eastern New York
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Black Birches of Eastern New York

Bob, Thanks for the kind words about my trees, they've always been very special to me, and now it seems they might be a bit more special than I had always thought. Yes, that is my measurement process, I tend to, especially in the winter when the entire tree is well visible, search for a 45.0 degree ...
by JHarkness
Wed May 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Black Birches of Eastern New York
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Black Birches of Eastern New York

Hi Larry, thanks, I have 60 acres, most of which is forested, a lot of it is certainly second growth, but I've found a number of trees that date back to 1760s and 1770s, why several large fields with good soil would have been abandoned after just two decades of use is beyond me, my theory is that th...
by JHarkness
Tue May 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Elongate Hemlock Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Elongate Hemlock Scale

While most, if not all, members of ENTS are aware of the hemlock woolly adelgid, there's another insect killing our beloved hemlocks, it's the elongate hemlock scale, a type of armored scale that sucks fluid from the tree's needles causing the tree's foliage to dry out, die and fall, effectively it'...
by JHarkness
Tue May 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Black Birches of Eastern New York
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Black Birches of Eastern New York

On my property in northeastern Dutchess County (Taconic Mountains Region) I have a number of large, old trees, perhaps not old growth, but some of them are very remarkable. Among them are a grove of black birch, Betula lenta, in an area I call "The Valley of the Giants", reason being is the size of ...
by JHarkness
Tue May 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest

Thanks again, and yes, I always do locate the top most twig and get a perfect vertical angle from it so I know where to measure to, an issue I didn't think about at all when I first started measuring our trees, but that once I realized that we had some extraordinary trees, I quickly started checking...
by JHarkness
Tue May 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest

Thanks Erik! Fortunately none of my trees are exactly difficult to measure in terms of their form, most are pretty tall and straight and I've had very good results with my current method, for example I've been able to successfully determine the growth rate of one of our hemlocks by getting a series ...
by JHarkness
Mon May 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Tuliptrees in northeastern NY

My area of eastern New York (northern Dutchess and Columbia Counties) doesn't really seem like tuliptree country, at least the higher elevations in the eastern halves of those counties. I've only ever seen one wild tulip in my town and it's nothing exceptional, probably only around 80-85 feet tall, ...
by JHarkness
Sun May 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Greetings from a Maple-Beech Forest

Hello everyone, I'm Joshua, I'm from eastern New York State in the Taconic Mountains. I have loved trees, especially large old ones, all my life. My family owns a decent sized patch of second growth, and what I'm thinking is disturbed old growth (disturbed in the sense that hemlocks and white pines ...

Go to advanced search