Schappacher Park - SW Ohio

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Matt Markworth
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Schappacher Park - SW Ohio

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:45 pm

NTS,

I felt like measuring some trees this morning so I headed out to a local park.

The park is nothing to get too excited about, although it did provide a species mix that is uncommon for the typical open space park in this area.

I don't know the history of this 10 acre park, although my impression is that the vast majority of the trees were not planted by human hands. Most of it probably seeded naturally.

Here are the measured species ordered by height. 15 species were measured. Shagbark hickory and shingle oak were the tallest.

7.36' x 96.5' - shagbark hickory
4' x 89' - shagbark hickory
8.05' x 88.5' - shagbark hickory

11.26' x 95' - shingle oak
9.68' x 90.5' - shingle oak

10.6' x 89' - bur oak

11.4' x 88' - white oak
7.93' x 81' - white oak
8.17' x 80.5' - white oak
9.77' x 79.5' - white oak
8.76' x 74' - white oak

10.81' x 85.5' - swamp white oak
9.37' x 85' - swamp white oak
11.12' x 79.5' - swamp white oak
11.35' x 71' - swamp white oak
10.04' x 70' - swamp white oak

10.78' x 84.5' - pin oak

5.56' x 81.5' - honeylocust
too much poison ivy x 77.5' - honeylocust

double x 79' - black walnut

double x 78.5' - kingnut (shellbark hickory) (based on much bigger leaves, bigger fruit, and more leaflets than shagbark hickory)

9.25' x 74' (dead top) - red maple

8.8' x 74' - sugar maple

5.26' x 72.5' - common hackberry

double x 71.5' - black locust

6.37' x 71' - white ash (some of the white ash crowns are dying off)

(the blackgum crowns intermingled and were mostly 60' - 65' tall)
6.92' x intermingled - blackgum
6.81' x intermingled - blackgum
6.79' x intermingled - blackgum
6.79' x short - blackgum
6.69' x intermingled - blackgum
6.36' x intermingled - blackgum
6.29 x intermingled - blackgum
6.1' x intermingled - blackgum


blackgum grove:
blackgum grove 1.jpg
blackgum grove:
blackgum grove 2.jpg
blackgum fruit (bitter!):
blackgum fruit.jpg
poison ivy tree (unmeasured, looked like a bitternut hickory):
poison ivy tree.jpg
shingle oak (the biggest in the photo):
shingle oak.jpg
swamp white oak:
swamp white oak.jpg
Matt

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