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by DougBidlack
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Brighton State Recreation Area, Michigan
Replies: 0
Views: 1301

Brighton State Recreation Area, Michigan

NTS, back in November of 2016 I measured a couple of trees at this state park in Livingston county. A father and son that my mom knew wanted me to measure a big tree that they found in the park. Unfortunately I don't recall their names but I'm hoping I wrote it down somewhere. In any case the tree t...
by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan
Replies: 12
Views: 4177

Kentucky Coffeetrees in Michigan

NTS, back in 2014 I was planning on planting some Kentucky coffeetrees but I wanted to grow them from seeds of trees growing within Michigan. Mark Rouw, the Iowa Big Tree Guy, told me that I should contact Andy Schmitz because he knows coffeetrees particularly well. Andy Schmitz is the director of h...
by DougBidlack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

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: 2594

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: 1358

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: 1358

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: 7913

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: 7913

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: 7913

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: 7913

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 ...

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