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Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:28 am

Wilmington City Park by Wilmington National Cemetery

This is a small park along a tidal stream with primarily baldcypresses. They are growing nicely, perhaps 60-80 years old.

Taxodium distichum 102.1' 105.8' 110.3' 112.9' 113.3'

Platanus occidentalis 109.8'
Baldcypresses
Baldcypresses
Roots along tidal stream
Roots along tidal stream
Bluethenthal Wildflower preserve, UNCW

This preserve has plenty of older loblolly pines and black gums mixed with much younger forest. I relied on some placards to identify several species.

Pinus taeda loblolly pine 88.3' 94.3' 83.7' 85.5' cbh 9'10"

Magnolia grandiflora S. magnolia ~50'

Persea borbonia red bay 30+'

Cliftonia monophylla titi ~17'

Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum 96' 102'

Taxodium ascendens pondcypress 73' 75' 76.0'

Pinus serotina pond pine 69.7'

Nyssa sylvatica black gum 70' could be biflora but looks like sylvatica
Some longleafs just outside of the preserve
Some longleafs just outside of the preserve

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:08 am

Oakdale Cemetery

This cemetery borders a tidal creek with some nice baldcypresses. Coastal natives and some exotics inhabit the cemetery.

baldcypress T. distichum
109.1' 33.25m
104.1' 31.73m
103.3' 31.48m
103.3' 31.48m

S magnolia M. grandiflora
68.9' 21.0m

Pine Forest Cemetery

S redcedar J. silicicola
54.8' 16.70m

S magnolia M. grandiflora
61.4' 18.71m

Across the street, small park
A sycamore P. occidentalis
104.6' 31.88m

Wilmington, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 100.27' 30.56m
RHI 5 = 107.28' 32.69m

1. baldcypress T. distichum 113.3' 34.53m
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 111.5' 33.98m
3. A sycamore P. occidentalis 109.8' 33.46m
4. sweetgum L. styraciflua 102.0' 31.09m
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 99.8' 30.42m
6. willow oak Q. phellos 98.3' 29.96m
6. tuliptree L. tulipifera 98.3' 29.96m
8. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 92.2' 28.10m
9. white oak Q. alba 90.0' 27.43m
10. mockernut hickory 87.5' 26.67m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:09 pm

Greenfield Lake

Greenfield Lake is a lake in the city limits of Wilmington. It is quite impressive for a city park. It has a mass of baldcypresses in the center, as well as the occasional pond cypress popping up as single trees in the water.

loblolly pine P. taeda
121.1' 36.91m 109.8' 33.46m 107.4' 32.73m 105.5' 32.15m 102.6' 31.27m

baldcypress T. distichum
108.0' 32.91m 103.6' 31.57m 102.7' 31.30m 100.1' 30.51m

sweetgum L. styraciflua
102.6' 31.27m 94.9' 28.92m

pond cypress T. ascendens
86.8' 26.45m 75.0' 22.86m

longleaf pine P. palustris
86.7' 26.42m 83.1' 25.32m

laurel oak Q. laurifolia
85.7' 26.12m 79.1' 24.11m

S magnolia M. grandiflora
83.0' 25.29m 76.1' 23.19m 73.4' 22.37m

willow oak Q. phellos
81.3' 24.78m

water oak Q. nigra
75.2' 22.92m

black gum N. sylvatica
74.8' 22.80m

A sycamore P. occidentalis
65.8' 20.05m

crape myrtle L. indica
51.4' 15.66m 43.3' 13.19m

sabal palmetto S. palmetto
35.0' 10.66m

RHI 10 = 90.52' 27.59m
RHI 5 = 101.04' 30.79m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:25 pm

Pirate Cove neighborhood on Masonboro Sound. Both dahoon species lacked previous measurements, so they are new records.

dahoon Ilex cassine
40.3' 12.28m R 36.8' 11.21m 35.1' 10.69m 29.6' 9.02m

myrtle dahoon Ilex myrtifolia
26.1' 7.95m R

S redcedar J. silicicola
54.5' 16.61m

Taiwania cryptomerioides
26.4' 8.04m

loblolly pine P. taeda
101.5' 30.93m

pecan C. illinoinensis
80.0' 24.38m


Downtown Wilmington

Mediterranean cypress C. sempervirens
50.8' 15.48m

butterfly bush (tree) Buddleja davidii
19.4' 5.91m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:33 am

This post from two years ago has been added to Wilmington

Abbey Nature Preserve

This nature preserve consists of 67 acres of mixed old growth forest. It was set aside by the family that owned Poplar Grove Plantation. As usual, old growth is used as a very general term. I found roughly one half acre of old growth. The old growth consisted of trees you would typically find in the mountains. Two tuliptrees, two pignut hickories, one mockernut hickory, one black oak, and possibly a couple of white oaks appeared to be old growth. Some Shumard oaks had some age but none appeared to be over 100 years.

The forest is mixed with many more species than I'd anticipated. A tidal creek and pond harbor baldcypresses. On the whole, maritime species are underrepresented. An old field has been planted with longleaf pines but they are still adolescent trees.

willow oak Q. phellos
98.3' 29.96m 90.0' 27.43m 88.1' 26.85m

sweetgum L. styraciflua
95.1' 28.98m 89.4' 27.25m

white oak Q. alba
90.0' 27.43m 88.1' 26.85m

Shumard oak Q. shumardii
92.2' 28.10m

S red oak Q. falcata
85.5' 26.06m

pignut hickory C. glabra
99.8' 30.42m 99.6' 30.35m

mockernut hickory C. alba
87.5' 26.67m

tuliptree L. tulipifera
98.3' 29.96m

baldcypress T. distichum
80.4' 24.50m

S magnolia M. grandiflora
61.4' 18.71m 57.7' 17.58m

black oak Q. velutina
69.2' 21.09m

A holly I. opaca
50.1' 15.27m

A sycamore P. occidentalis
83.4' 25.42m

pecan C. illinoinensis
69.9' 21.30m

loblolly pine P. taeda
102.3' 31.18m 99.3' 30.26m 97.7' 29.27m 96.9' 29.53m 96.3' 29.35m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:35 am

This post was from 2013. I have added it to the Wilmington thread

Airlie Gardens

I arrived at airlie Gardens and requested permission to measure their giant live oak. I was soon greeted by their Environmental Education manager, Matt Collogan. He was very enthusiastic about the tree and the gardens and granted access to the bole of the tree, which is currently roped off.

I read about the dimensions for the Airlie Oak and was intrigued. 128' tall, 257" cbh and a 104' spread...oh, and it's 400-450 years old. Obviously, this numbers were arrived at by the experts. The Forest Service had one of their measurers do the numbers. They did get one dimension right.

cbh 258" or 21'6"
h 70.0'
spread 124.5'
age 200-250?

Camellia Japonica
cbh 2'7" h 13.6' spread ~20'

Pinus taeda loblolly pine 91.0' 92.5' 94.9' 97.0'
99.0' 101.0' 101.6' 102.6'
103.1' 103.7' 103.8' 103.8'
107.7' 108.0' 111.1' 111.5'
8'10.5' cbh 89.0'
10'3" cbh 99.0'
11'3" cbh 108.0'

Magnolia Grandiflora S. Mag 70.0' 71.5' 72.2'
74.4' 83.1' 84.7'

Ilex opaca Am. holly 54.9'

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:41 am

Airlie Gardens, 2022

Wilson's dogwood has bark similar to London planetree.

loblolly pine P. taeda
105.0' 32.00m 103.8' 31.63m

sweetgum L. styraciflua
93.0' 28.34m

S magnolia M. grandiflora
82.7' 25.20m 70.2' 21.39m 69.9' 21.30m

coast pignut hickory C. glabra macrocarpa
71.4' 21.76m

Japanese camellia C. japonica
16.4' 4.99m

Wilson's dogwood C. wilsonii
37.8' 11.52m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:52 am

Ev-Henwood Preserve is a holding of UNC. It has numerous trails, a large pond and river frontage. The river frontage is quite swampy. It is located fairly close to Wilmington, on the Outer Coastal Plain. The Carolina ash is just a few feet from the record. This is my first experience with the species. The red maple appeared to be standard red. The bark was a bit different than I would expect but the leaves looked like standard red.

loblolly pine P. taeda
122.9' 37.46m 115.4' 35.17m 114.2' 34.80m 111.9' 34.10m 110.2' 33.58m 107.5' 32.76m 106.2' 32.37m

tuliptree L. tulipifera
111.4' 33.95m 106.0' 32.30m

water hickory C. aquatica
96.5' 29.41m 88.5' 26.97m 83.4' 25.42m

sweetgum L. styraciflua
94.4' 28.77m

water oak Q. nigra
89.0' 27.12m

bitternut hickory C. cordiformis
88.3' 26.91m 87.9' 26.79m 87.3' 26.61m

swamp chestnut oak Q. michauxii
86.8' 26.45m 84.5' 25.75m

pond cypress T. ascendens
86.7' 26.42m 87.6' 26.70m

red maple A. rubrum
86.0' 26.21m

laurel oak Q. laurifolia
83.9' 25.57m

white oak Q. alba
80.3' 24.47m 78.3' 23.86m

Carolina ash F. caroliniana
79.2' 24.14m 73.5' 22.40m

loblolly bay G. lasianthus
76.7' 23.37m 76.7' 23.37m

willow oak Q. phellos
70.5' 21.48m

swamp tupelo N. biflora
69.5' 21.18m 65.6' 19.99m

A beech F. grandifolia
66.0' 20.11m

S bayberry M. cerifera
19.5' 5.94m

RHI 10 = 94.59' 28.83m
RHI 5 = 102.84' 31.34m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:58 am

Wilmington Area Rucker
RHI 10 = 103.68' 31.60m
RHI 5 = 112.0' 34.13m

1. loblolly pine P. taeda 122.9' 37.46m
2. baldcypress T. distichum 113.3' 34.53m
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 111.4' 33.95m
4. A sycamore P. occidentalis 109.8' 33.46m
5. sweetgum L. styraciflua 102.6' 31.27m
6. Coast pignut hickory C. glabra macrocarpa 99.8' 30.42m
7. willow oak Q. phellos 98.3' 29.96m
8. water hickory C. aquatica 96.5' 29.41m
9. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 92.2' 28.10m
10. white oak Q. alba 90.0' 27.43m

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Re: Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:18 am

New Hanover Arboretum

happy tree Camptotheca acuminata (similar to Nyssa)
68.7' 20.94m

Chinese tallow tree Triadica sebifera
54.2' 16.52m

blue Japanese oak Quercus glauca
47.7' 14.53m

Taiwan cypress Taiwania cryptomerioides
43.8' 13.35m

regal prince oak Quercus x warei
31.4' 9.57m

ivory chalice magnolia Magnolia x 'ivory chalice' (acuminata x denudata)
28.8' 8.77m

Japanese flowering apricot Prunus mume
25.5' 7.77m

amur maple Acer ginnala
24.0' 7.31m

inspiration magnolia Magnolia laevifolia
22.4' 6.82m

false holly Osmanthus x fortunei
21.7' 6.61m

Hollywood juniper Juniperus chinensis torulose
21.6' 6.58m

early blush magnolia Magnolia michelia x Magnolia Jordii
21.0' 6.40m

Henry anise tree Illicium henryi
13.2' 4.02m

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