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by gnmcmartin
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

Rand: This is not a "pretty tree" at this point, but this illustrates the general idea of how many very large white oaks "started," more or less in the open. All of the dead branch stubs are a feature of such trees. As the tree first started growing, branches low down grew relatively large. Then as ...
by gnmcmartin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

NTS: Maybe I should clarify my view of what the Leadmine white oak may have been. Many of us have seen large white oaks, and know how they grow, and under what conditions. And, the two measurements reported give us some clues as to how this tree grew. In no way do I imagine a tree with a trunk risin...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: Forest management in the redwood parks
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Forest management in the redwood parks

NTS: I just received my Save-the Redwoods autumn and winter issue of their magazine, Redwoods. In it there is an article describing the League's participation in two very special projects. One is called "Redwoods Rising," and the other is the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. One can go to the...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

NTS members: Well, I will chime in here again on this topic. Some new members may not have followed the discussion we had previously. Yes, the pictures that one sees "everywhere" of western conifer forests in various museums in WV, and publications, represented as pictures of WV forests of years lon...
by gnmcmartin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?
Replies: 47
Views: 5838

Re: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?

And lots of Bangladesh will be underwater, and some important places all over the globe. If this is inevitable, I don't think we should be speeding it up. But some say that based on other factors, the earth could otherwise be in a mild cooling trend.

--Gaines
by gnmcmartin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?
Replies: 47
Views: 5838

Re: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?

Well, I guess I can see the argument that man is a product of nature, and thus a part of nature, so anything he does is just a part of natural processes. Maybe a nuclear war would just be accelerating a process of death and renewal, a process that has gone on in the universe since its creation. Yep,...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: California
Topic: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?
Replies: 47
Views: 5838

Re: Northern California Redwood Forests - Not That Old?

I have no reason to question the basic science behind the idea that global warming is to a very large degree caused by the changes man's activities have been making in the content of the atmosphere. Since the start of the industrial revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide has increased from about 2...
by gnmcmartin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Perry Hill Norway Spruce Plantations
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Perry Hill Norway Spruce Plantations

Joshua: I would like to discuss your Norway spruce a bit more specifically . If I understand what you have said about the ages and heights, you may well have some truly exceptionally fast growing Norway spruce. So, they were planted in 1977 or about that time. That would make them 41 years old. In t...
by gnmcmartin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Perry Hill Norway Spruce Plantations
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Perry Hill Norway Spruce Plantations

Joshua: Yes, some nice looking trees. Lucas asked about weevil damage. Looking at the pictures, I am not sure I can tell just how much. In my groves, I had considerable, with leaders killed in about 40% of the trees each year. This usually did not affect the growth significantly, but after so many a...
by gnmcmartin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce growth Edwards, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 2231

Re: Norway spruce growth Edwards, New York

Joshua: The Norway spruce growth curves study done at SUNY Syracuse is, unfortunately, not on-line. You can, however, call the Department of Environmental Science and Forestry, and request a copy. I believe they would send you one. Edwin White is now retired. The last time I talked to him--at his ho...

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