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by Jess Riddle
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Wildflowers in Pretty Hollow Gap, Cataloochee Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Wildflowers in Pretty Hollow Gap, Cataloochee Valley

James, You have a meadow-rue (Thalictrum), and elderberry (either Sambucus candensis or S. racemosa), Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), and either speckled wood lily or blue bead lily (Clintonia umbellulata or C. borealis). The photographs are definitely the best aid to identification, but o...
by Jess Riddle
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Remote Sensing, LIDAR, and GIS
Topic: Backpack LiDAR
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Backpack LiDAR

Ents, Is anyone familiar with backpack mounted LiDAR units? A few weeks ago, I ran into a researcher who was using such a unit to investigate how an invasive vine is changing the vertical distribution of biomass in different seasons. They would wear the unit and walk a grid through their plots to co...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Bacon Woods, Vermilion River valley
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Bacon Woods, Vermilion River valley

Steve, Sounds like a very rich site. Do you think lack of age is the main thing limiting tree size? Were there ostrich fern mixed in with the cinnamon fern? Some of the fertile fronds from last year appear to be visible in the photo. I associate ostrich fern with more calcereous sites and cinnamon f...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 4342

Re: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock


Given the topography, I'm sure there are several stands of old-growth in Hickory Nut Gorge, but I can not recall any specific sites. The first place I would look would be along the trails that go just above or just below the cliffs in Chimney Rock State Park.

by Jess Riddle
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 4342

Re: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock

James, The Hickory Nut Gorge has great potential for tall trees. The area has pockets of rich soil, exceptional protection from wind, and a substantial area of mature forest, so it could rival some of the other tall tree sites on the Blue Ridge escarpment. I think the tree in the last photo is Sawar...
by Jess Riddle
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Ladybird Johnson Redwood Grove, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Ladybird Johnson Redwood Grove, CA

Don, Pretty pictures and good to hear a little about a part of the world I rarely get to visit. I was confused by the mention of "Bishop pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta). I thought Bishop pine was P. muricata and P. contorta was lodgepole pine. If there is P. muricata at the site, that would be i...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Mississippi
Topic: Southern Red Cedar?
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

Re: Southern Red Cedar?

Jimmy, That tree is huge for a juniper in the eastern US. Too bad half the crown's gone. Eastern red cedar does not grow right along the coast, so unless the tree was planted, it must be a southern red cedar. It would be great to confirm that with some foliage so that we can add the tree to the max ...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

James, I'm glad you were able track down the pine again, and get some closure on that issue. Now we know what to do with the Joyce Kilmer Rucker index. I'm curious what you've read about trees dying of old age. I am not familiar with any studies showing how age itself negatively impacts trees, but I...
by Jess Riddle
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Tree ID Booklet - Beech
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: Tree ID Booklet - Beech

Jenny, You might want to use Little's range maps ( instead of those from USDA plants. His maps show range boundaries rather than just state lines, and they don't include areas where the species as only naturalized; contrary to the UDSA map, beech is not nati...
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Welcome to the ENTS BBS
Replies: 16
Views: 9371

Re: Welome to the ENTS BBS


Nice job introducing the new system and anticipating questions. Looks like a lot of thought went into how to structure the hierarchy of sections too.

Might want to check on the "Massacusetts" section though.


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