Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by RyanLeClair » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Sounds like you've been watching The Wicker Man, Ed ;) And yes, sorry we couldn't meet up Sam we'll have to all exchange numbers for next time.

On another note, with a straight-up shot I measured a tulip tree near my house at 41 yards...with my six feet added it should border on 130'. I just need to get a clinometer soon.

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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by edfrank » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:34 am

Guys,

Sounds like a nice trip. Is someone going to do a longer write-up? I pulled some of these shorter comments for the January magazine along with a couple of Andrew's photos. I wish I could have been there. I hope to see at least some of you in Cook in April

Ed
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by AndrewJoslin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:07 pm

edfrank wrote:Guys,

Sounds like a nice trip. Is someone going to do a longer write-up? I pulled some of these shorter comments for the January magazine along with a couple of Andrew's photos. I wish I could have been there. I hope to see at least some of you in Cook in April

Ed
I'm thinking it might be better as part of an overall "Connecticut Tall Tree Hunt" write-up when we actually find a plus 140 :-) I'm working on a couple of leads for more productive sites. However if our esteemed dbh guru feels so moved to write something up...
-AJ

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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:33 pm

Andrew,

I was treating it as your site since you got the ball rolling. However, I'd be please to do a write-up over the next few days if you want me to.

Bob
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by edfrank » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:41 pm

Andrew, Bob,

If you want to write up a trip report now, that would be fine. Usually, the more immediate the trip report, the more details you remember, but if you want to wait until later that is fine also. The next magazine issue will be out likely tomorrow, so the report will not get in until the February issue comes out at the earliest anyway.

Ed
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by AndrewJoslin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:01 pm

edfrank wrote:Andrew, Bob,

If you want to write up a trip report now, that would be fine. Usually, the more immediate the trip report, the more details you remember, but if you want to wait until later that is fine also. The next magazine issue will be out likely tomorrow, so the report will not get in until the February issue comes out at the earliest anyway.

Ed
All the better, want to roll it up into a overall Connecticut report.

Looking through the Connecticut's Notable Trees Project website

Here's a report of a 153' tuliptree in Norwich

Norwich is a surprise, in eastern Connecticut not where we're expecting to get the tallest tulip.
-AJ
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by AndrewJoslin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Here's the contact list for the Connecticut Notable Trees Committee, I believe this is who we should be talking to next.

I took a look at their measuring guidelines, they're based on the American Forestry Council guidelines. Some diplomacy may be required.
-AJ

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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:50 pm

AndrewJoslin wrote:
I'm thinking it might be better as part of an overall "Connecticut Tall Tree Hunt" write-up when we actually find a plus 140 :-) I'm working on a couple of leads for more productive sites.
-AJ
Andrew-

I think you can rightfully claim several sites, now in Ohio, with 160+' tuliptrees, since these sites were historically in an area that once was part of Connecticut :)
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by dbhguru » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:12 am

Andrew,

I took a look at the measuring instructions. Sheeesh! You're right, diplomacy is required. I think I'll leave the job to others.

Bob
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Re: Devil's Den Preserve, Redding, CT

Post by AndrewJoslin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:43 am

dbhguru wrote:Andrew,

I took a look at the measuring instructions. Sheeesh! You're right, diplomacy is required. I think I'll leave the job to others.

Bob
I'll take it on, will report back.
-AJ

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