California Woods (OH)

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Re: California Woods (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:04 am

American sycafour at California Woods...
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Re: California Woods (OH)

Post by sradivoy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:13 pm

Matt Markworth wrote:American sycafour at California Woods...
American sycafour.JPG
Looks like you may have found a unique species. Reminds me of alphabet soup. What I like about the sycamore is that it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It can be tall; it can be wide, and it can be strange.

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Re: California Woods (OH)

Post by sradivoy » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:03 am

Matt Markworth wrote:
Jess Riddle wrote:Matt,

That looks like an incredible site! Finding a cherry or bitternut like those would be enough to make my day, let alone those two new species height records. I did not expect to see numbers like those coming out of that region.

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Jess,

I knew it was a special place just by hiking the trails over the last few years, and I knew it was tall, but I didn't expect it to be quite this tall. I have a preliminary measurement on a sycamore over 150', which would be 3 species over 150' at the site. Darkness and freezing rain finally convinced me to head home and I didn't have enough time to do a proper measurement.

Here's another photo showing the tall cherry and bitternut side by side . . .
DSCN2177 - BH and BC - small.jpg
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I find this unique shot absolutely stunning! You should consider framing it. To find two state champion specimens, from two different species, virtually adjacent to each other is unprecedented as far as I know. Talk about compression! Can anyone find me a similar situation from a different site?

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Re: California Woods (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:25 am

All,

I added two new species to my list of measurements at California Woods - red maple and (heaven forbid) tree-of-heaven.

One of the red maples takes over the 19th spot on the Rucker Height Index 20 at 8.95' (with vine) x 117.6'. Dropping off the RHI20 is a 103.6' black gum, which brings the RHI20 for this small site to 130.8'.

Another nice red maple:
10.1' x 115.5' red maple
10.1' x 115.5' red maple
This tree-of-heaven appears to be making itself at home measuring 10.6' x 110'. It's thriving on top of a small ridge.
10.6' x 110' tree-of-heaven
10.6' x 110' tree-of-heaven
10.6' x 110' tree-of-heaven
10.6' x 110' tree-of-heaven
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Re: California Woods (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Two happy campers (Iowa Big Tree Guy Mark Rouw and me) after a pleasant hike through California Woods last October. It was really neat to be able to "show off" the forest to another ENT.
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