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by gnmcmartin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A mix of trees is good
Replies: 13
Views: 2168

Re: A mix of trees is good

This is an incredibly complicated topic, so it is hard decide just where to start, to get a clear way into it. Mario, Don and Bart have raised very important issues. This issue of the forest succession is an especially important. But I will begin with the most simple idea in this study, which I will...
by gnmcmartin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: General Sherman is NOT single stem origin. Hence, not the ..
Replies: 43
Views: 4801

Re: General Sherman is NOT single stem origin. Hence, not th

From what has been noted in this topic, it is clear that sequoia trees have an amazing ability to merge. Or, is it one tree "eating" the other, and leaving no trace, except a "seam" or a bit of a fold in the bark? This merging is so complete, that even higher up, all the way into the upper crown, al...
by gnmcmartin
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad Storm Yesterday in Northeast
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Bad Storm Yesterday in Northeast

Mario: It is not only tornados, and, of course, hurricanes, that can destroy very healthy and beautiful trees here in the eastern US. Super Storm Sandy destroyed all kinds of healthy trees at my timberland in the MD mountains. There was three feet of heavy, wet, sticky snow blown by strong winds. Ab...
by gnmcmartin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob: I think I may have finally solved a mystery, and maybe you can give me some information that could help confirm this. Here is the mystery: Something like 15 years ago my wife and I travelled up into NY and MA. One of the things we did was get the national champion NS measured. When I was on the...
by gnmcmartin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

Joe: In Maryland, a land owner can't get any Forestry Incentives Program (FIP) assistance to plant any non-native species, including, of course, Norway spruce. A few years ago--last time I checked--one could apply for a waiver for a planting of 5% of any re-forestation project. This strict limitatio...
by gnmcmartin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob, and others interested in Norway spruce: I left out a couple of important things related to poor performing Norway spruce. One problem for landscape/ornamental plantings is its high sensitivity to weed control lawn chemicals. I don't have any data on specific chemicals and the application rates ...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob: Just a couple of examples I can find immediately: Knowing Your trees, 1964 edition, says this: "Norway spruce usually begins to deteriorate before reaching 60 feet, and seldom lives more than 100 years." And this from The guide to Garden Trees and Shrubs, by Norman Taylor: "A ubiquitous second ...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Some NTS Statistics and related babble
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Some NTS Statistics and related babble

Bob: Misinformation of all sorts about trees is everywhere--it is like a virus that can't be stamped out. I haven't looked at the most recent edition of Knowing Your Trees, published by American Forests, but anyone reading the description in some of the former editions would definitely remove any NS...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob:

Of course.

--Gaines
by gnmcmartin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3121

Re: Norway spruce cones

PA wildernessadvocate and NS lovers generally: As for spreading cones on the ground for reproduction, maybe. The big issue is the environment for the seedlings to grow once they germinate. Norway spruce seedlings do not compete well with weeds and grasses--not nearly as well as white pine. But, of c...

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