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by pdbrandt
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Tree Measurment & Natural history #2
Replies: 4
Views: 2307

Re: Costa Rica Tree Measurment & Natural history #2

Bart, Thank you for the exciting and educational post! That Kapok is amazing. How old do you suppose it is? I have been to Puerto Rico and lived in Honduras for a couple of years, and in neither place have I ever heard of such tall trees. Is it that Costa Rica didn't have the rampant deforestation t...
by pdbrandt
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC
Replies: 20
Views: 9847

Re: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC

Andrew and Ed,

Thanks for the info about sapsuckers. I'll keep my eye out for more evidence of their activity. I'm always excited to learn something new.
by pdbrandt
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC
Replies: 20
Views: 9847

Re: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC

Does English ivy irritate the skin, too? I've never been exposed to it. I see it a lot, but I've never had my skin come in contact with it. Skin contact does lead to an itchy rash in a small percentage of the population. Here are two links that I found helpful: http://www.walterreeves.com/landscapi...
by pdbrandt
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC
Replies: 20
Views: 9847

Re: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC

edfrank wrote:Patrick,

Not woodpeckers, but sapsuckers.

Ed
Thanks for the clarification, Ed. Do tulip trees have extra sweet sap or if I looked closely would I see sapsucker holes on most types of trees?

Patrick
by pdbrandt
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC
Replies: 20
Views: 9847

Eno River Tulip Tree - Hillsborough, NC

About a week ago I was at the doctor’s office for a follow up appointment to check on a nasty allergic reaction I had had to English Ivy (Hedera helix). Four weeks ago I was trying to free a beautiful Sycamore tree of ivy vines that were clinging to it’s trunk, but in so doing I unknowingly showered...
by pdbrandt
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Main Street Park, Weaverville, NC
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Willow Oaks in Efland, NC

Brian, I love the pictures of the "Medussa Oak". It reminds me of one of my favorite willow oaks in Efland. Here are a few pictures. I have yet to climb up and get a height measurement (I don't have a rangefinder/clinometer), but the average crown spread is 88 feet. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com...
by pdbrandt
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar
Replies: 20
Views: 9499

Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Congratulations, Ryan, Bart and Bob! What an exciting find. Keep up the great work and the posts. Long live the tulips!
by pdbrandt
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Native Tree Society
Topic: Arborists and Recreational Tree Climbers
Replies: 7
Views: 4332

Re: Arborists and Recreational Tree Climbers

... I'm happy to assist the ENTS on whatever tree they would like to do manual measuring, if it happens to the "tallest", whatever, so be it. More discussion is needed on this issue, it can get polarized fast but I don't think it needs to be. -Andrew I'm a relatively new (4 months old) rec tree cli...
by pdbrandt
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Hemlock crown sampling for UT study, GSMNP
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: Hemlock crown sampling for UT study, GSMNP

Will, Nick, Jason, et al Nice work and great pictures! Seeing healthy hemlocks and hearing about this project gives me hope for the future of the species. How many days did it take to climb all the desired trees? 500+ feet of vertical ascent per day is a memorable accomplishment any day, let alone d...
by pdbrandt
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Events 2012
Topic: Free public lecture by Canopy Meg 4/14/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Free public lecture by Canopy Meg 4/14/2012

Hi NTS, Dr. Meg Lowman, better known as Canopy Meg, will give the keynote address at a "citizen science" event open to the public on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Her title is Out on a Limb: Using Research Discoveries as a "Hook" to Inspire the Public about Science Here's the descriptio...

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