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by JHarkness
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Tripods

Doug, I saw this thread and thought I should recommend the tripod I use, but alas I see I'm too late. However, I will do as Don has and list it anyway if you or anyone else should find the information useful. I use a Vanguard Alta Pro 263, which comes in a number of configurations, I personally use ...
by JHarkness
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited
Replies: 31
Views: 4386

Re: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited

Erik, I like what you've done with volume modeling the Stagheaded Oak, I think modeling hardwoods across many forms with this level of precision and comparing it to rougher measurements should enable us to see just how much of a hardwood's volume can be accurately estimated without modeling its enti...
by JHarkness
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited
Replies: 31
Views: 4386

Re: Leolyn Grove at Lilydale, NY Revisited

Erik, It is sad to hear about the tree going down, while not as impressive or beautiful as some of the other Leolyn hemlocks, Great Uncle's weather-beaten crown and overall gnarled form certainly it one of my favorites. Nice job on the ring count though, I'm honestly surprised the heartwood wasn't t...
by JHarkness
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Giants of Monroe State Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Giants of Monroe State Forest

Jared, Really great and informative post. And what a big, beautiful tree. Thank you for taking the time to take such detailed measurements and photographs of this tree, I don't believe I have seen any one photo showing the tree's entire form before. Oh, and that snag in the foreground of the first i...
by JHarkness
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: BB #2 and beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: BB #2 and beyond

Doug, The sugar maple should not be an outlier, the majority of the other sugar maples in the stand seem to exhibit similar trunk to crown ratios, and this tree may even have a bit less crown to trunk volume than some of the others, though they are all smaller trees overall. I should also mention th...
by JHarkness
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Tallest tree in New York City?
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Tallest tree in New York City?

Erik, I am well aware of the big tree on Tuliptree Allee, but that is not the tree I'm talking about. The tree I am talking about grows on the edge of the forest, I would like to say north of the Rock Garden, but I don't know for a fact. Perhaps you know of this tree as well. Looking at the photo of...
by JHarkness
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Tallest tree in New York City?
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Tallest tree in New York City?

Erik, I was aware of the Queens Giants and the Staten Island tree, but I was unaware of the others. This is great to have all of these tuliptrees listed here together. I had seen the measurements for several trees at Inwood Hill before, but I hadn't seen photos of the site, I think it is wonderful t...
by JHarkness
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's Champion Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: Connecticut's Champion Trees

Doug, Great! I'm sure Connecticut's unique climate, geology and mix of oak-hickory and northern hardwood forests provide plenty of opportunities for oaks of many species to attain respectable size. I'm willing to volunteer my time to check out some of the NW CT sites, as I'm very close to many of th...
by JHarkness
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's Champion Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Connecticut's Champion Trees

ENTS, Here is a link to Connecticut's champion tree register: http://oak.conncoll.edu:8080/notabletrees/ There is a lot of interesting information here, including some measurements and photos dating back to the 1930s, but it doesn't have much scientific value, a quick glance through the register and...
by JHarkness
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

Re: Volume Measurement of Gene's Oak

John, Jared,

I actually discovered when I received my monocular that the belt clip fits perfectly over an adjustment knob on the tripod and is surprisingly sturdy, investing in a proper mount certainly would be good, but it is certainly usable like this.

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