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by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4177

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

NTS, in late February of 2018 I went back to Belle Isle to remeasure some of the trees that I measured in January of 2012 as well as to make new measurements of trees that I never measured before. I'll start with the State Champion pumpkin ash just as I did in 2012. January 2012 measurement: 7.33' (...
by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI

NTS, in late February of this year I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave Gruenawald again to measure some trees in southeastern Michigan. We had a fairly ambitious schedule but we were thwarted on nearly every tree we wanted to measure due to extreme flooding from heavy rain and melting snow. W...
by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI
Replies: 35
Views: 7792

Re: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI

I corrected the dates for the first year of measurement from 2008 to 2011 or 2012 for several trees. I also noticed that I omitted the American Beech trees that I measured in 2011 from an older post. The tallest and largest in girth of four trees was a tree that measured 9.73' x 99'. Another tree al...
by DougBidlack
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI
Replies: 35
Views: 7792

Re: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI

Oops! I made a mistake on when I first measured these trees. For whatever reason I wrote 2008 as the year of first measurement but I'm pretty sure that all or nearly all of the trees were first measured in 2011 or 2012. When I get this straightened out I'll fix the dates.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI
Replies: 35
Views: 7792

Re: Lower Huron Metroparks, MI

NTS, I went back to remeasure a number of trees as well as make some new measurements from Lower Huron, Willow and Oakwoods Metroparks in February of this year. I'll arrange them from tallest to shortest species. Year of measurement is in parentheses. All trees measured in 2011 were measured in mid ...
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan

Elijah, I forgot to answer your last question. Tamarack generally occurs in pure stands in the tamarack swamps in Highland as well as in Kensington, Proud Lake and Island Lake. At least that is generally true of the larger trees. Poison sumac is often the most common shrub/small tree present in thes...
by DougBidlack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan

Elijah, somehow that 170 footer lost a fair amount of height! Don't know why that keeps happening. I wish I was better differentiating between red and pignut hickories, but probably the best way to do that is to spend more time working on the nuts. Unfortunately that really shaggy one in the picture...
by DougBidlack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Highland State Recreation Area, Michigan

NTS, Highland State Recreation Area is located just to the North of both Proud Lake State Recreation Area and Kensington Metropark in Oakland County, Michigan. The park encompasses about 5,900 acres and it is best known for the 721 acre Haven Hill Natural Area. Haven Hill was designated as both a Hi...
by DougBidlack
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Kensington Metropark, Michigan
Replies: 22
Views: 2962

Re: Kensington Metropark, Michigan

I'm glad Greg got to this question first because he did a great job answering it. I just wanted to mention that the four regional ecosystems of Michigan (the ones taken from the tree and shrub books) are based on climate, landform, soil and vegetation. There is no way to make a perfect black and whi...
by DougBidlack
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Resurgence of Dendromorphometry
Replies: 18
Views: 3169

Re: Resurgence of Dendromorphometry

Bob, my brother has convinced me to learn Python over R. I've never actually learned a programming language before but I very much want to learn to analyze my own data using the best possible language. According to my brother Python is easier to learn than R and there isn't a better language for dat...

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