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by pdbrandt
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Three favorite tree Question.
Replies: 19
Views: 6338

Re: Three favorite tree Question.

Favorite trees to climb/look up at from the ground:
1. Tulip poplar
2. White oak
3. Willow oak

Can't climb it very well, but I do love me some red buds in the spring time. Their soft purple flowers among the understory along the highways in the piedmont of NC make me smile.
by pdbrandt
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3996

Re: Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?

edfrank wrote:You might try a little wine and music on a moonlight night and see if you can find a compatible tree. Maybe one on the rebound after a big windstorm.
What can I say to that? Thanks for a laugh, Ed.
by pdbrandt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Mystery tree on UNC campus
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Thanks, Steve and Dan. From a distance the blooms look like a wisteria vine - another aggressively invasive plant in the Southeast.
by pdbrandt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Mystery tree on UNC campus
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Mystery tree on UNC campus

Dear NTS,

Can you help me identify this interesting tree that is currently flowering on UNC campus? Is it Paulownia tomentosa?
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Thanks!
by pdbrandt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3996

Re: Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?

Thanks, Will. I just sent you a PM.
by pdbrandt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3996

Suggestions for a tree lovers visit to GSMNP?

Dear NTS, I will be in the Asheville/Canton, NC area April 18-20 for business and I've carved out some time in the afternoons/evenings to hike the old growth forests of the GSMNP. I'm hoping to see the Sag Branch Tulip and Booogerman Pine and maybe look for the Fork Ridge Tulip as well if it not too...
by pdbrandt
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Re: CBH versus diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Re: CBH versus diameter?

Thanks, Bob and Ed.

You're explanations are quite helpful. I had never heard of a D-tape before. I guess I will stick with girth readings being aware that they may overestimate the actual diameter/radius when used to compute trunk volumes.
by pdbrandt
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Re: CBH versus diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

CBH versus diameter?

NTS,

Being new to measurement I've often wondered why trunk size is sometimes measured as circumference/girth and at other times as diameter. It seems that the largest trees are reported as diameter. Are there any other times when diameter or circumference are preferred?

Thanks,

Patrick
by pdbrandt
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Patty Jenkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: New member - Patty Jenkins

pattyjenkins1 wrote:My experience is that tree climbers become tree conservationists.
patty
... Or do tree conversationits become climbers? Either way we all benefit the more people care about trees. Welcome, Patty!
by pdbrandt
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Iam glad I found this forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: Hi Iam glad I found this forum

Welcome from another relative newby.

Patrick

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