Tulip trees in Penwood

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sam goodwin
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Tulip trees in Penwood

Post by sam goodwin » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:12 pm

ENTS. We covered a little over 1 mile of the eastern border of Penwood State Park in Bloomfield,CT today. We counted 29 tulips and measured alot of them. Many of them were up to between 3' cbh and 80' - 107' high. One tulip was 9'7" cbh and I got measurements between 119' to 129' high. I settled on 125'. One was 10'8.5" cbh @ 117' high. This one had a broken branch that might have added another 10' or so. The area around the Pinchot sycamore is now under water. Sam

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Re: Tulip trees in Penwood

Post by dbhguru » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:44 pm

Sam,


Good job. Gary and I need to see Penn Woods. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't break 130 feet since you got close to that.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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Re: Tulip trees in Penwood

Post by sam goodwin » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:44 pm

Bob, Gary, I plan on returning to Penwood in the next day or so, maybe we can get together. If not I can give you the coordinates to the biggest tulip. N41 50.468 W72 46.886. There is a parking lot for the park on route 185. The coordinates are only .3 miles from the parking. From the parking lot follow the most eastern, near the lake, paved road. By staying on the paved road past the coordinates the tulips are for the most part on the right with some on the left side hillside for the next .7 miles. We also measured a shagbark hickory, 8'6" @ 94', black birch,8'4" cbh, pines to 8'5" @110' and oak to 107'. Sam

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