The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Titans

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Re: The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Tita

Post by mdvaden » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:47 am

Mark Collins wrote:If the base of the tree and area around the tree was left undisturbed, how long do you think it would take for the duff area and ferns to return? Would it help to throw a few handfuls of soil or duff around the base from time to time, or cover it with fallen branches to prevent people from stepping all over it?
I doubt the parks would ever let me in on a restoration, but if I were given a free hand contract to work on the grove, I would have a few workers take small picks and graze the top inch of bare earth to loosen the layer. Not within 10 feet of the trunk. But 20 feet or more away. And I would transplant-in some ferns out from the trunk.

Otherwise, I think it would take about 20 to 100 years for for ferns to fill in naturally again. The needle duff would build up in a matter of just a few years. My estimate is based on watching the slow fill-in of decommissioned trails. They take decades to overgrow and return.
wisconsitom wrote:I've got to be honest here-I've often wondered too about all the ropes and other hiking apparati used to climb the big trees.
Did you ever find this page of mine? Its been online for years. It will definitely need updating because I'm sure my thoughts evolved and I'm sure I can cull some vocabulary.

Link >http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_climbing.shtml

It has been read by quite a few. I know one canopy researcher paid close attention to it too.
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Re: The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Tita

Post by wisconsitom » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:46 pm

Indeed Mario, I was not suggesting that it was I and I alone that ever considered this subject. Glad to see attention being payed, even if the answer-like so many others-remains elusive.

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Re: The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Tita

Post by mdvaden » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:56 pm

wisconsitom wrote:Indeed Mario, I was not suggesting that it was I and I alone that ever considered this subject. Glad to see attention being payed, even if the answer-like so many others-remains elusive.
Quoting just to keep this thread bumped in context to the other thread that probably was best included here to avoid confusion of two topics with identical titles.
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Re: The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Tita

Post by mdvaden » Fri May 20, 2016 8:48 pm

Two updates.

1. The following donation was mailed to the redwood parks to day to potentially curb some impact to the Grove of Titans.

2. My discovery page - http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_year_discovery.shtml - was updated to announce collaborator changes.


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Re: The Forest Weeps + Before & After Photos of Redwood Tita

Post by mdvaden » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:55 am

Thought it was worth adding that virtually anybody can donate to the redwood parks for various reasons. If anyone cares to contribute to this grove or any other park, trail, etc., just contact the Crescent City visitor center and ask them how to go about it.
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