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by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Bob and Erik, glad you both liked the photos. I'm looking forward to posting the Michigan list as well. It's been a few years since the last one. Erik, I had to think for a while about your question as not many gnarly trees came to mind along Pictured Rocks. I think the birches (paper and/or heartle...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

NTS, Pictured Rocks has always been special to me and my family as it was the place we visited most frequently when we went to the UP (Upper Peninsula). My mom especially liked the area so we went there for her 70th birthday in 2014. Even though my mom was unusually healthy for her age, her colon wa...
by DougBidlack
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Here is a rundown of all the trees that Kouta, Ellen and I have measured in 2013. Three were measured only by Kouta and I've indicated these trees by placing his name afterwards in parentheses. Species are arranged from tallest to shortest. White Pine 13.10' x 125.0' (3.99m x 38.1m) 7.89' x 101.2' (...
by DougBidlack
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

NTS, Kouta and I visited several sites in Ontario back in 2013 and we reported on all of those sites but one by 2014. This is that final report but I'd like to say a couple words about Ontario first. I grew up in Michigan and my family visited Ontario nearly every year and often several times a year...
by DougBidlack
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

Lucas, the only pictures I have online are those that I've put on this site in other posts. I'll try and get more pictures for when I post in the future but I always seem to be short on time. All the records for the weather station you gave were from 2018. Is the station so new or did you just limit...
by DougBidlack
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

Joshua, yes I guess I did have the impression that they were growing within a forest. Sorry for misinterpreting you on that one. I'll have to gather up all my questions and start quizzing you soon. Maybe by this weekend if I can work it in. Lucas, I believe I have provenance data for almost all my o...
by DougBidlack
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

Lucas,
oh yes, almost all of the oaks are in southeastern Michigan but I have also planted a bur oak and dwarf chinkapin oak here in southeastern Massachusetts.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

Josh, this non-native oak sounds quite odd. It would be nice to see the acorns. It seems they are too shade tolerant and fast growing to be black oaks. Could be a different species or, as you suggest, some kind of hybrid. I'd love to see them and your site some day as I have lots of questions about ...
by DougBidlack
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Discussions of the Eastern United States and Canada
Topic: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: Tree Identification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

Josh, I have to wonder about your identifications as well as some of your observations. I don't see how black oak could ever out-compete beech, sugar maple or hemlock when soil and precipitation are adequate. Those three species are the super competitors of the northeastern quadrant of the US and bl...
by DougBidlack
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Hartwick Pines State Park, MI
Replies: 15
Views: 3493

Re: Hartwick Pines State Park, MI

NTS, last month I remeasured the tallest White Pine and tallest Red Pine. May 2016 White Pine 8.86' (106.3") x 162' 2" Red Pine 5.62' (67.4") x 151' 10" May 2018 White Pine 8.87' (106.4") x 163' 3" Red Pine 5.65' (67.8") x 152' 5" So the White Pine grew 13" in height and the Red Pine grew 7" in heig...

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