Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

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Steve Galehouse
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Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:17 pm

ENTS-

Today I quickly visited Elywood Park in Elyria, Ohio---a small patch of woods along the Black River surrounded by an urban area. I visited this park a couple of summers ago, mainly to see the nice waterfalls of the Black River in the contiguous Cascade Park, but did no measuring then. I didn't have much time to spend there today, but I did manage to find a few good trees, especially a 144' x 12' 8'' tuliptree. I'm quite sure this is the first 140'+ tulip I've found that has not been associated with a steep ravine topography, and about 50' from this tree was another tulip at 130.8' x 13' 8'', both trees on a level floodplain. Many large sycamores, and a 118' pin oak were also present.
Some photos:

144' x 12' 8'' tulip:
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130.8 x 13' 8'' tulip:
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118' pin oak:
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Big sycamore:
Sycamore.jpg
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Re: Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

Post by edfrank » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:59 pm

Steve,

Nice to see that you were able to get out and do a little measuring.

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Re: Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

Post by James Parton » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:26 pm

I am so overdue for some woodland time. It's absence is about to drive me nuts!
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Re: Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:11 pm

James, Ed-

I try to get out into a local woods at least twice a week, although actually measuring and recording is about once a month lately, and Winter is slowly closing in, but I hope to continue visiting sites as weather permits.

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Re: Elywood Park, Elyria. Lorain Co., Ohio

Post by James Parton » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:15 pm

It seems that when I window opens up for me to get out into the forest, something comes up or someone closes it. Cabin fever is setting in....
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