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Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:18 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH2Au03mXU0&feature=youtu.be



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I found this impressive 30" Yellow Birch on my land. Not very tall but likely old and impressive for this region. In the past, birch like this was more common. I have read, the first Europeans referred to it as black birch because they saw mostly mature trees.

The walking stick is appropriately a piece of yellow birch.
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:26 pm


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A YB that looks like it grew on a seed log which YB is known to do. I pulled a rock out of the cavity that was 3 feet above ground.
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Lucas- Wow those are impressive Birch- I've seen some large ones in northern Wisconsin. Where is your propery located? I'd guess them to be 100- 150 years. Cool!!!!! Larry

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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:59 am

Where is your propery located? I'd guess them to be 100- 150 years.
Col. Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch ... n%20forest

This is the Acadian forest region that covers ME and the Maritimes. Trees don't get super high because of the conditions but the lack of fire made for a lot of mature forest in the past. YB, sugar maple, red spruce, White ash, Beech before canker were some of the primary trees.

I am fortunate that a 0.5 sq mile block of hardwood is across the house from us. It is likely 100 years old if not older. It is certainly more than 50 as we have been there that long. Its days may be numbered as forest companies own most of it and most of hardwood has been cut across the ridge usually to plant stinking norway spruce plantations.


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http://timberturner.blogspot.ca/2014/09 ... ning+Blog)
ground cover. Most of it has the worm free look


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100 +(?) year old hardwood hill.


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BTW the red spruce sticking up above crown in the center of the pic is a 30" tree that I would love to know the height of. These pics don't do it justice and I couldn't get a stitch right.


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The crown average is likely 60-70 ft so it may be close to 100 ft.
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:07 pm

RE the spruce there is a clear shadow of it on the ground on google maps.

Anyway to calculate height from that?
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:58 pm


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Found this one close to the one in the 1st post.

I like the fluted base. It is in wet and spot ground hence the lean?


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Starting to get the bark of a well aged birch.
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Don » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:58 pm

Lucas-
There are ways, when topographic features are available...if you know slope of the land that the shadow occurs on, it's helpful. Time of day, season...this is the stuff of photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing!
Lucas wrote:RE the spruce there is a clear shadow of it on the ground on google maps.

Anyway to calculate height from that?
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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:25 pm

Lucas wrote:
Where is your propery located? I'd guess them to be 100- 150 years.
Col. Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch ... n%20forest

This is the Acadian forest region that covers ME and the Maritimes. Trees don't get super high because of the conditions but the lack of fire made for a lot of mature forest in the past. YB, sugar maple, red spruce, White ash, Beech before canker were some of the primary trees.

I am fortunate that a 0.5 sq mile block of hardwood is across the house from us. It is likely 100 years old if not older. It is certainly more than 50 as we have been there that long. Its days may be numbered as forest companies own most of it and most of hardwood has been cut across the ridge usually to plant stinking norway spruce plantations.


Click on image to see its original size


Click on image to see its original size

http://timberturner.blogspot.ca/2014/09 ... ning+Blog)
ground cover. Most of it has the worm free look


Click on image to see its original size

100 +(?) year old hardwood hill.


Click on image to see its original size


Click on image to see its original size

BTW the red spruce sticking up above crown in the center of the pic is a 30" tree that I would love to know the height of. These pics don't do it justice and I couldn't get a stitch right.


Click on image to see its original size

The crown average is likely 60-70 ft so it may be close to 100 ft.
http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 477#p37477

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Re: Yellow\Black Birch

Post by Lucas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:04 am


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Neat old yellow birch and wildlife den.
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