Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

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Steve Galehouse
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Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

Post by Steve Galehouse » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:10 pm


Today I revisited an area I first reported on in April 2010. This area is a floodplain forest along the Vermilion River in Lorain County, composed mainly of sycamores, walnuts, and cottonwoods. When I first reported on the site I found a big pin oak which is now even bigger---123.4' tall with a 14' 6'' girth, an increase of 1' in height and 4'' in girth.
pin oak 124,4' x 14' 6'' trunk.jpg
pin oak 124,4' x 14' 6'' top.jpg
Another nice tree was a sycamore at 123' by 13':
sycamore 123' x 13' trunk.jpg
sycamore 123' x 13' top.jpg
Other finds include a hackberry at 95' by 8' 10'' ;
hackberry 95' x 8' 10''.jpg
hackberry 95' x 8' 10'' top.jpg
a sassafras at 86' by 9' 4'';
sassafras 9'4'' x 86' trunk.jpg
sassafras 9'4'' x 86' top.jpg
and a walnut at 113.2' by 10' 6'';
walnut113,2' x 10' 6'' trunk.jpg
walnut113,2' x 10' 6'' top.jpg
Other notable trees included a boxelder at 13' 4'' girth and a honeylocust ay 9' 1'' girth.

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Re: Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:26 pm

Steve, Nice trees! Love the fall foilage and wow that Sasafras is awesome! Ohio sure does have some beautiful Forests. Larry

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Re: Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

Post by James Parton » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:26 pm


Awesome forest! It's got a nice collection of large trees. How are the fall colors doing up your way? Things are starting to turn here in NC.
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Re: Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

Post by George Fieo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:43 pm


Great pics of some very respectable trees. I especially liked the pin oak and sassafras. Forest grown sassafras of those dimensions are rare. I was in a small preservered woodlot back in early May that had trees of similar dimensions. Primarily of beech, oak, and tulip. All had girths over 10'. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Bacon Woods & Vermilion River

Post by edfrank » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:31 pm


Excellent post. Sorry I did not reply earlier. You say you are running out of sites in northeastern Ohio, but you still keep posting about them. Here in my area of PA, many of the prime sites have already been scooped by Dale, so I have to look pretty ahrd for sites, and smaller patches as well.

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