Today I quickly and briefly visited this park, which was once part of the F. A. Seiberling (Goodyear Tire and Rubber founder) Estate. The park has a very nice interpretive nature center as well as some cultivated grounds, but most of the park is natural forest. The park is contiguous and continuous with Sand Run Metropark, about which Randy Brown and I reported last Fall. The weather was exceptional--in the low 80's and sunny.
As usual in my area, topography determines tree height. I found a nice tulip-tree on top of a ridge at 136.5' x 11' 8''----this is about the best any species in the area will do on high or level ground. A short distance away, starting at the bottom of a deep ravine, another tulip reached 153.7', at what appeared to be a smaller cbh. Farther on down the ravine, a hemlock measured to 140.4'---this is the tallest hemlock in the the northern part of Ohio to my knowledge.
Later when I returned home I examined maps and aerial photos, and I think the 140.4' hemlock is actually on Sand Run Park land, which would push the R.I. for that park to 134'+.
136,5' tulip 136.5 tulip top
153.7 tulip(center in distance)
every plant is native somewhere
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