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by DougBidlack
Wed May 02, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

I've never seen rock elm in Michigan. At least I've never noticed it!
by DougBidlack
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

Erik,
I agree but with one modification. Southeastern Michigan and western New York are the "bookends" of the eastern Great Lakes. The western Great Lakes like eastern New York have more differences.
Yes, I'm pretty sure the pumpkin ash is still getting treated.
Doug
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI

Bob,

after leaf out I hope to put together a list or lists of tall (and maybe big) trees for Michigan. I'm not sure how much more measuring I'll be able to do before then but the cold doesn't seem to want to give way just yet.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

Maybe I'll have to say a bit more about the history of Belle Isle in a future post. Bell Isle was almost sold off because of Detroit's debt problems. Luckily the State stepped in and it looks like it will remain in public hands for the time being.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Erik, I guess I knew about the Niagara Escarpment reaching western NY so I should have guessed they'd be there. Do you only find the black maples in the lowlands? In 'Michigan Trees' black maple is considered to be mostly a tree to found along second bottoms as it is adapted to wet-mesic site condit...
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Russ Forest Lidar
Replies: 28
Views: 3747

Re: Russ Forest Lidar

NTS, in early March of this year I was able to meet up with Greg Schmidt to measure some impressive trees at this forest. I was able to get there a couple hours or so earlier as I was staying in northern Indiana the previous night and I set out to check on the site with the 3rd tallest lidar hit. I ...
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Elijah, I like 'em too. It is the only oak species native to Michigan that really needs high levels of calcium to thrive. I know that in Vermont and neighboring New York they are relatively common around Lake Champlain and just south of that region. If I remember right there is plenty of limestone d...
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

It's an island all year. There is a bridge to the island from the Michigan side of the river though.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Dowagiac Woods, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Dowagiac Woods, MI

NTS, in late February of this year I was able to spend a little bit of time in this 384 acre Michigan Nature Association (MNA) property that is located in Cass County in southwestern Michigan. This property was purchased in large part due to the extraordinary spring wildflower bloom but the very fer...
by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Wurster Park, Ann Arbor, MI

NTS, in late February of this year I went to Wurster Park to remeasure the State Champion chinkapin oak as well as to measure a good-sized black oak. First the chinkapin oak measurements: December 2008: 209" x 84' x 94' = 316.5 points (Height measured using sin method with Nikon 440 and clinometer.)...

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