Long Branch Park, Geddes Sept. 7, 2014

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Re: Long Branch Park, Geddes Sept. 7, 2014

Post by ElijahW » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:31 pm

NTS,

Though I've kept up with the trees at Long Branch, I didn't realize that I hadn't updated this thread in over three years. Everything previously documented is in great shape, though some trees have grown more than others, and one tree (the big Cottonwood) actually lost a little height. Here are the trees making up the current (as of this afternoon) Rucker Index, which stands at 120.8':

Tuliptree: 132.2'
Northern Red Oak: 130.7'
Black Cherry: 123.8'
Pignut Hickory: 123.5'
White Oak: 116.6'
American Basswood: 116.5'
Shagbark Hickory: 116.3'
Eastern White Pine: 115.3'
Bitternut Hickory: 114.3'
Eastern Cottonwood: 112.6'
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Elijah
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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Re: Long Branch Park, Geddes Sept. 7, 2014

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:43 am

Elijah,
I hate that I missed your hickory question from a few years ago. It certainly appears to be a red hickory. The bark is not peeling but the thickness of the bark says most likely red. The fruit looks like red as well.
Brian

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Re: Long Branch Park, Geddes Sept. 7, 2014

Post by ElijahW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:56 am

Brian,

No problem, and thanks.

Red hickory is here, too, but seems to be concentrated in the cluster of trees closer to the parking lot. I agree that the tree I originally asked about is probably a Red hickory.

Elijah
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Re: Long Branch Park, Geddes Sept. 7, 2014

Post by ElijahW » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:19 pm

NTS,

I spent some time last week updating the Rucker Index for Long Branch. A couple of new trees made the list, but the rest remain the same.

Tuliptree 133.4’ x 10.35’
Northern Red Oak 133.0’ x 7.99’
Pignut Hickory 125.6’ x 6.24’
Red Hickory 124.6’ x 6.13’
Black Cherry 121.6’ x 7.17’
Bitternut Hickory 121.5’ x 5.57’
Red Maple 120.3’ x 4.99’
White Oak 117.4’ x 6.48’
American Basswood 116.7’ (double trunk)
Shagbark Hickory 116.0 x 5.29’

Rucker Index: 123.0

Elijah

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