Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by James Parton » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:51 pm

Randy,

That deep ravine has a beauty all its own. That last picture would make a beautiful desktop background for a computer.
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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:49 pm

Randy-

Really nice photos--it's remarkable how different the area can look, just by walking a few hundred yards.

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:25 pm

ENTS-

I returned to Sand Run today to get a preliminary 20 species Rucker Index---I'm sure this will be modified upwards in the future, but here are the current figures:
R I 20.JPG
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Also found another nice Tulip in a different area of the park, at 151.8' x 15' 2'', with another large Tulip behind it to the right:
' trunk.jpg
'  crown.jpg
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Post by dbhguru » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Steve,

You are putting the tulips on the map for Ohio. How many have you measured so far over 150?

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:50 pm

Bob-

There are at least five at this relatively small site above 150, including one above 160(your tree), and a plethora in the 130's and 140's. I've not yet found a 150+ tree at a different site in NE Ohio, of any species.

Another pic of a Tulip measured today, at 140.3' x 13' 7'':
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Today was a nice day to be in the woods, with temps in the 60's and dry conditions, so I could lay on my back and explore the crowns with leisure, and fortunately there were no other hikers to think a lying down person in the woods was derelict, demented, or deranged. I did run into a fellow around my age coming down a ravine as I was climbing up--his comment was "I usually don't see other people in these ravines", --I said "Well, you should, this is where the action is!"(Meaning trees, for me)--I think I might have spooked him, unintentionally.

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Hook » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:52 am

Amazing report. I cannot wait to visit this area. With or without my Ropes.
Steve, do you have contact information for me If I were to want to climb trees in this area?

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:42 am

Hook-
The area is part of Summit County(Akron) MetroParks, link here: http://www.summitmetroparks.org/ParksAn ... ndRun.aspx

I don't have a contact name within the park system. If you'd like to visit the area, I'd love to show you around. I'm currently off work on Fridays and Saturdays. Attached is a Bing Map image of the tallest tulip:
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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:22 am

Steve and Randy, Awesome trees! Such a beautiful looking place. What a Tall Tulip tree. Larry

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by George Fieo » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:22 pm

Steve,

Sand Run is awesome! Keep the numbers coming.

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Re: Two possible(likely?) state height records today...

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:35 pm

George, Larry, ENTS-

I returned to Sand Run today to get an average crown spread on the tallest Tulip Randy Brown and I measured, and have determined it is a new state record for the species in Ohio, with 362 points using the AFA system. At over 163' in height it is also likely the height record for the species. While at Sand Run I found another Tulip in a different area that measured 157' x 13' 1''. Also, spotted a pileated woodpecker, and found a wildflower that is seldom encountered in Ohio, Chimaphila maculata, or spotted wintergreen. A few pics:
Chimaphlia-
Chimaphila maculata.jpg
Head of ravine with 147' tulip-
' Tulip.jpg
Record Tulip-
Record tuliptree.jpg
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