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by tsharp
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: 170'+ Yellow-poplar
Replies: 1
Views: 455

170'+ Yellow-poplar

NTS: The Saulsville Yellow-poplar was remeasured this spring. It came in at 173' x 187" x 106.5'. It is located near Saulsville, Wyoming County at an elevation of 2,160' with a northeast exposure. It is on private land (coal company) and survvived the last round of cutting ca. 2005 This is the secon...
by tsharp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Canaan Valley Fir
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Canaan Valley Fir

Brian, NTS: Scientific name is Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis. The common name of Canaan fir is probably a result of Christmas tree marketing people. The original source of the variety was Canaan Valley, Tucker County, WV. Both varieties are found in West Virginia plus several plantations of Frase...
by tsharp
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Louisiana
Topic: Some New Orleans area trees
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Some New Orleans area trees

John: Thanks for heads up. If air fares cooperate I will get in touch.
by tsharp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Cheat Lake, WV
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Cheat Lake, WV

Steve, NTS: Nice report. The height for the Pin Oak is exceptional for West Virginia. Is it planted or naturally occurring? Please nominate it to the West Virginia Big Tree Register. On a personal note - my late mother-in-law grew up in the village of Canyon, WV which is at the bottom of the lake. T...
by tsharp
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: Morocco - Atlas Cedar
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Morocco - Atlas Cedar

NTS: In early October I had a chance to measure a few Atlas Cedars ( Cedrus atlantica ) in their native range in Morocco. The largest tree measured was 20.6' x 101.4'. The trees were located in Ifrane National Park near the Muncipality of Azrou in the Province of D'Ifrane. This area would be conside...
by tsharp
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Lead Mine White Oak

NTS: In 2016 The Journal of Forestry published an article concerning some photos found in Roy Clarksons book (Tumult on the Mountain). In this mostly historical picture book an obvious west coast species was identified as being a large White Oak located near Lead Mine, Tucker County, West Virginia.....
by tsharp
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Clearwater National Forest - Idaho - 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Clearwater National Forest - Idaho - 2018

Michael: Average precipitation at the elevation of these two locations (3400-3600) is 35-45 inches per year with one half falling as snow. As one gains elevation toward the continental divide probably it in the 60-70 inches per year range. Many peaks are in the 6-8000 range. Apparently this type of ...
by tsharp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Clearwater National Forest - Idaho - 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Clearwater National Forest - Idaho - 2018

NTS: I spent two days in July of 2018 among some trees that I last visited in July of 2014. Powell Campground Western Larch ( Larix occidentalis )11.7' x 176.7' Western White Pine ( Pinus monticola ) 10.9' x 173.3' Re-measurement Ponderosa Pine ( Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa ) 8.0' x 131.1' Re-mea...
by tsharp
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: WV has more old-growth forest than once thought

PA.Don, NTS: This article in the Charleston Gazette Mail is a result of push back from may West Virginians on the attempt to open up West Virginia State parks to timber sales. At present commercial timber cutting is not allowed and has not been since the park system was established in 1929. Last win...
by tsharp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Lolo National Forest - Girard Grove
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Lolo National Forest - Girard Grove

NTS: On 7/21/ 2018 I visited a site on the Lolo National Forest called the Girard Memorial Tamarack Forest. I measured eight Western Larch on this site near Seeley Lake Montana The largest of eight trees measured were: Western Larch ( Larix occidentalis ) 11.6' x 169.8', 23.3' x 160.8' x 38' (crown ...

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