Son of a Beech! (CT)

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RyanLeClair
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Son of a Beech! (CT)

Post by RyanLeClair » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:15 pm

Just some tasteless humor to kick off today's post.

Fairfield, Conn., is home to Lake Mohegan Park. This park has A LOT of beeches. The park features a lot of well-drained slopes, and the beeches dominate these areas.

The first beech we measured was essentially a snag--the top blew out long, long ago, and the tree only has a couple of branches left. It's FAT, though.

BEECH #1
Ht: 56.4'
Circumference: 10' 2"
Diameter: 3.2'

The next tree was an ash. I believe it's a green.

GREEN ASH
Ht: ~100' (straight-up, because the top was so irregular)
Circumference: 9' 9"
Diameter: 3.1'

Beech No. 2 was perfect. A specimen tree. A sight to behold.

BEECH #2
Ht: ~100' (again a straight-up. I couldn't find the top)
Circumference: 10' 5.5"
Diameter: 3.3'

The next beech was somewhat tall, though not very thick.

BEECH #3
Ht: 115.2'

Pictures coming later!

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Re: Son of a Beech!

Post by RyanLeClair » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:02 pm

The pictures from Mohegan Lake
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Beech #3 (The Tallish Beech)
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Green Ash
Green Ash
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Beech #1
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Re: Son of a Beech!

Post by AndrewJoslin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:47 am

Excellent! Great looking trees Ryan.
-AJ

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Re: Son of a Beech! (CT)

Post by RyanLeClair » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Thanks! These are the thickest beeches (excepting European beeches) I have yet to come across.

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