Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

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John Harvey
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Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by John Harvey » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:52 pm

A couple weeks ago I posted about this area and the 151' tulip I found. I was back in the area today and found a few exceptional trees. The largest tulip poplar was partially hollow and appeared to be much older than the forest. The second tulip poplar was very tall, 145', and of great volume. It kept its 16'+CBH for almost the first 100'. The American Beech was one of the largest single stem specimens I've ever seen. It also kept it girth straight up.

Tulip Poplar 18'8" x 127' x 85'

Tulip poplar 16'9" x 145' x 90'

Black Oak 14'1" x 115' x 80'

Ameri Beech 12'8" x 110' x 65'
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Tulip Tree 145' 16'9" CBH
Tulip Tree 145' 16'9" CBH
Tulip Poplar 18'8"
Tulip Poplar 18'8"
tulip 18'8"
tulip 18'8"
18'8" CBH Tulip
18'8" CBH Tulip
American Beech
American Beech
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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by dbhguru » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:04 pm

John,

Impressive trees. I think New Jersey once would have been a big tree spectacle. What is the largest girth single trunked tree you know of in the Garden State?

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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by tclikesbigtrees » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:59 pm

Nice size Tulip Trees. More trees that I want to see. It would be nice to check out all the forests in New Jersey. There must be some big trees hidden in all of them.

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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by John Harvey » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:38 am

Bob,
So far the largest single stemmed tree I've been able to locate in NJ is an American Sycamore at 26'5". PA and VA are probably my favorite east coast states for big trees though, of course they are larger and less populated therefore they have more trees and big sections of "unexplored" terrain.

NJ Trees
Trees over 20' CBH: 21

Trees between 17' and 20' CBH: 47

Trees between 15' and 17' CBH: 63

Tom,
My updated google earth .kmz file will have these trees on it. Ill send around the end of the month.
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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by Joe » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:40 am

Wow, that sycamore is quite the beauty!
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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by Lucas » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:03 pm

JohnnyDJersey wrote: The American Beech was one of the largest single stem specimens I've ever seen. It also kept it girth straight up.

Ameri Beech 12'8" x 110' x 65'

Click on image to see its original size


Wow!!
Very impressed by that Beech. I never saw one like that before. We likely had them here one time but canker and logging got them all.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by Joe » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:42 am

As a forester, most of the beech I see in the forests of Mass. are diseased- however, I sometimes see gorgeous, disease free specimens, so, if I'm marking a stand for thinning, I always leave the healthy beech and always cut the diseased beech. If this was done by all foresters and loggers, we'd soon see mostly healthy trees- but unfortunately, most logging is still done the wrong way, thus this disease and others only get worse.
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Re: Big trees from Mantua Conservation Area

Post by greenent22 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:08 am

good stuff

that first tulip is immense, some of the shots seem more like Southern Apps shots than what I think of as NJ (having grown up in the cold, rocky, glacial terminal moraine).

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