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by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Larry, thank you. Regarding the Lake Superior shoreline in Minnesota, I also think it looks similar to Pictured Rocks but the big difference is that the Pictured Rocks are made of sandstone and I think that the North Shore of Minnesota is of volcanic origin. In Michigan, the best place to see shorel...
by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan

Larry,
I think it's always great to do the things you love best with the people you love best. It was my dad who first taught me to ID trees and my mom who first taught me how to grow them. I can't thank them enough.
Doug
by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct

I can completely understand. You are pretty sure that the trees are quite tall for their age (or at least they are showing characteristics of rather young trees) but you don't feel confident about throwing out actual numbers. I know a place like this in Waltham, MA which is where I work. The trees l...
by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: 'Leverett Dashboard' for Michigan
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: 'Leverett Dashboard' for Michigan

Larry, awesome! I'm looking forward to your Mississippi list (and the other southeastern states too) and regarding the Colorado list you bring up an important topic: historic vs contemporary measurements. I actually prefer the historic numbers as long as we know the measurements are good and we cert...
by DougBidlack
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Gristmill Open Space, Shelton, Ct

How old do you think these trees are?
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: 'Leverett Dashboard' for Michigan
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: 'Leverett Dashboard' for Michigan

One of the cool things about a dashboard is not just the numbers but the trees that make up those numbers. So each state, province, country etc. will have a kind of unique fingerprint. For Michigan the really tall red pine will be one of the unique features. Probably only Wisconsin, Minnesota and On...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Michigan List
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Michigan List

Bob, hopefully I'll have more opportunities to measure trees in the few old-growth sites in southern Michigan as that is where much of the 'good stuff' is located. It is so much easier to find trees worth measuring at those few sites and I need to spend more time in them. I'd also love to spend more...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan

Elijah,

did you measure that really big NY state champion?

Doug
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Elijah, thank you. I'm also sorry to here about your mom passing. Last year was an extremely difficult one for me and I'm sure for you as well. The place I feel saddest when thinking about my mom is within the house itself. Mom, more than anyone else, made the house a home and the place just feels s...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Kensington Metropark, Michigan
Replies: 22
Views: 2481

Re: Kensington Metropark, Michigan

Erik, very nice. I'm looking forward to checking out the black maples. I must confess that I never looked closely at the 'hard maples' of Kensington and this was in part due to the fact that they always did look odd to me and I was very uncertain of how to ID black maples vs sugar maples. I do think...

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