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by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Lee Branch, Blue Ridge Escarpment, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Lee Branch, Blue Ridge Escarpment, SC

Brian,

The tuliptrees are a nice find. I'm not sure if I got into that cove.

The cove with the record red hickory still looks forested on recent aerial photos. I hope the tree hasn't fallen. I always felt like it was one worth a climb.

Any photos of the red elm?

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Old St. David's Church and surroundings
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Old St. David's Church and surroundings

Tyler,

The church looks so peaceful in your photograph, you would never guess it was at the center of so much conflict.

That sparkleberry is just insane. Its much more massive than any I've seen, and I wouldn't have guessed they could get so large so far inland.

Nice river birch too.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Station Cove, Sumter NF, Pickens District, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Station Cove, Sumter NF, Pickens District, SC

Brian, Did you see my reply to a post of yours ( http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=7487&p=36142#p36142 )? I measured these same trees just a few months ago. It would be really good if we could coordinate remeasuring on these sites, so no one is wasting their time. As several people on these b...
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC
Replies: 13
Views: 3218

Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC

DSCN2196.JPG Nts, Conventional wisdom would not predict the spectacular forests of Tamassee Knob. Plains and valleys are the domain of agriculture, yet at Tamassee it is on the steep slopes specifically that the normal limits to tree growth are relaxed. This inversion of growth patterns traces back...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve

Rand,

I think it's important to have some measurements from "ordinary" sites. They help us appreciate how extraordinary the other sites are and help us learn what attributes make a site exceptionally productive.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA

Duncan, Not thoroughly at all. I only made it about half way up the watershed, and there are a few parts of the lower watershed I didn't see. Granted the lower parts may have the best growing conditions. I wouldn't be surprised though if the tallest trees in the area turn out to be outside of the RN...
by Jess Riddle
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Georgia
Topic: West Fork Chattooga River Pines
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

West Fork Chattooga River Pines

Nts, Three states may claim parts of the Chattooga River, but the watershed really belongs to the conifers. The view from any overlook reveals a sea of white pine. Look closer and oaks are similarly abundant, but there are also table mountain pines, normally a scarce species, clinging to the high ro...
by Jess Riddle
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA

Nts, A few years ago I had an opportunity to explore the Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area ( http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/rna/mount_pleasant.shtml ). The unusual dominance, fast growth, and abundant reproduction of red fir set apart the area as exceptional and prompted the Forest Service to ...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Nannyberry in Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Nannyberry in Michigan

Doug, I've never seen a nannyberry that tall. I did measure some large ones (though rather decrepit) ones at Henderson Shores Unique Area next to Lake Ontario in New York several years ago. IMG_4134.JPG IMG_4135.JPG The one in the photographs was 34" circumference at a little below 4.5', where it wa...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: extending an invitation to Michigan Ents.
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

Re: extending an invitation to Michigan Ents.

Hi All,

Ernie Ostuno and Lee Frelich visited South Manitou Island several years ago and brought back impressive photos and measurements.

http://nativetreesociety.org/fieldtrips ... island.htm

Jess

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