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by tsharp
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 3521

Re: Lake Lure & Chimney Rock

Jess, James: I noticed that the USDA plants lists the C. pisifera as excluded. I not sure what that means but the description of C. densiflora or Hinoki false cypress seems similar. Before I learned this species i would mix it up with Eastern Arborvitae, but the reddish tinged bark and the cones whi...
by tsharp
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cannabis in our National Forests
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

Re: Cannibis in our National Forests

James: After the big flood of 1985 in West Virginia the South Branch Valley of the Potomac had 100's of acres scoured along the river which must have produced perfect conditions for the seeds laying dormant to take hold and produce wonderous crops for several years. Of course the state and federal g...
by tsharp
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: MD swamp white oak
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: MD swamp white oak

Doug/Ellen, ENTS: I agree that the bark does not look quite right for Swamp White Oak. Probably acorns were not available, but I use the long stalks(2") of the acorns for the SWO as a definitive characteristic. I happen to be a native of that area and can assure you that oak ID is interesting becaus...
by tsharp
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Big Bur Oak
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Big Bur Oak

ENTS: I remeasured a big Bur Oak (Q. macrocarpa) that has resided in the WV big tree database for the since 1982. It was last measured in 1998. Here are the present measurements: CBH 275.2" Ht. 103.7" CS 121' which totals 409.1 AF big tree points. The 1982 CBH was 252" The tree appears healthy but d...
by tsharp
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Big Bur Oak
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Big Bur Oak

Ed: Sorry no photos. I did have a camera along but by the time i measured and talked to camp ground hosts and drank their coffee it was pitch black. I posted this on the West Virginia page but i thought it would be appropriate to post it on the species page and thought there was a way to "clone" suc...
by tsharp
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Big Bur Oak
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Big Bur Oak

ENTS: I remeasured a big Bur Oak (Q. macrocarpa) that has resided in the WV big tree database for the since 1982. It was last measured in 1998. Here are the present measurements: CBH 275.2" Ht. 103.7" CS 121' which totals 409.1 AF big tree points. The 1982 CBH was 252" The tree appears healthy but d...
by tsharp
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Post - Turner Sharp
Replies: 1
Views: 684

First Post - Turner Sharp

Ed, ENTS: Now you have done me in. After two years of finally figuring out how to navigate the previous board with confidence I have to start all over. I do have some good tree measurements to report so bear with the BBS impaired until I get up to speed.
Turner Sharp
by tsharp
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Park ranger recounts his experiences in book
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Park ranger recounts his experiences in book

Ed: Thanks for posting. Rick was a NPS ranger here in West Virginia for a number of years stationed at Glen Jean in New River Gorge National River headquarters.
TS

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