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by George Fieo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.

NTS,

This tulip is not in the FHNRMA. I'll make a field trip report on this tree at a later date.

George
by George Fieo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.

John Harvey wrote:Is the 162' Tulip the tallest in Maryland? It has to be close.

John,

No. I measured a 170.1' tulip in Maryland last year. Here is a photo of the tree with my brother Rob near its base. The tree has a CBH of 13.6'.
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George
by George Fieo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.

George, As with the others, I am very impressed with the oaks you are measuring (actually everything). And the Rucker is wild! Your oak discoveries make me believe that we should continue in the direction of each of us developing a separate database for a species of our choice. We all would feed th...
by George Fieo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.

George, Incredible site, as the littering of height records and 142' Rucker Index make clear. The oaks seem to really take the cake though. Not many upland sites anywhere with three oak species over 140'. Jess d Jess, This is a former DuPont family site which was the largest privately owned land ho...
by George Fieo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Md.

Holy crap! That's one hell of a site. There's some pretty serious age but still the black oaks and red oaks are crazy. I just don't see many 130' black oaks at all and more than one at a site is quite extraordinary. Maryland may be the epicenter of black oaks. The red oaks in the 140's in great num...
by George Fieo
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: The Kennett Beech
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

The Kennett Beech

NTS, In August of 2015 my brother Rob and I had some time to visit Anson B Nixon park just north of Kennett Square, Pa. The park is comprised of 120 acres. I've been wanting to see the parks claimed 250-300 year old beech trees for several years now and I finally had the opportunity to investigate. ...
by George Fieo
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Bailey Arboretum, Nassau County
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Bailey Arboretum, Nassau County

NTS, Delaware has a 160' Metasequoia glyptostroboides located at the bottom of a somewhat forested slope at the entrance to the Mt Cuba Center. I took a crude measuremet, straight- up laser shot from the road and got a hit of 55yds. At that time, late fall of 2014, the tree was listed at 161'. I est...
by George Fieo
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: New York
Topic: New York City RHI
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: New York City RHI

Erik, I'm impressed with your NTS work ethic. You've taken NYC by storm!!! My brother has lived in Manhatten for years and has pleaded with me for some time to come and measure the trees he has seen in the city, especially Inwood Park. In July of 2015 I finally made the trip with intensions to measu...
by George Fieo
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Howland's Island
Replies: 69
Views: 12213

Re: Howland's Island

Erik, My brother and I were in Inwood Park this past July. I didn't do any serious measuring. There is some great older growth tulips and red oak along some large outcrops. One tulip measured over 16' and is likely around 130'. The tops are beat up pretty well. On the other side of the trail opposit...
by George Fieo
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: Rushton Woods Preserve, Pa.
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Rushton Woods Preserve, Pa.

Rushton Woods Preserve Site Index Species CBH Height Comment A Beech 8.8' 122.4' A Beech 9.4' 126.3' Hornet nest @ 122' A Beech 9.5' 129.1' Bigtooth Aspen 4' 121.4' Blackgum 6.9' 107' Blackgum 6.2' 108.2' Blackgum 8.2' 111.8' Black Oak 8.5' 118.4' Black Walnut 8.5' 112.4' Mockernut Hickory 6.9' 123....

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