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Connecticut College

Post by dbhguru » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:16 pm

ENTS,

Today Monica and I are in New London, CT at Connecticut College. Monica is part of the concert tonight. Arcadia Players will present an all Beethoven concert. It begins with the Egmont Overture, followed by the 3rd Piano Concerto, and ends with the Eroica symphony. Monica is snoozing right now - resting in preparation for teh concert.

Earlier I took a jaunt over to a tuliptree that looked impressive from a distance. I took iPhone images, but can't transmit them. I didn't bring the computer-iPhone connector. I'll send images tomorrow. Any way, the tulip is fairly impressive. It measures 16.5 feet in girth and is 100.7 feet tall. Not bad, but no cigar.

There are lots of pretty trees on campus. If I had more time, I'd scout them out, but there is a Lacrosse tournament today and the campus is saturated with people. No way I'm going to float around sports enthusiasts with a tape measure in hand. No way.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Connecticut College

Post by edfrank » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:49 pm

Bob,

I am wondering if the tree was simply a campus tree or part of their arboretum? The website says that most of the arboretum had been agricultural ground with old fields and stone walls, but that there was a stand of mature hemlock in part of the intial 64 acre parcel. http://www.conncoll.edu/green/arbo/8583.htm There also are Bolleswood Tract and Mamacoke Island, totaling about 200 acres, which are dedicated as Natural Areas within the arboretum. The oak and hemlock forested Bolleswood tract is located west of the Arboretum Pond, and the rocky, wooded, 40-acre Mamacoke Island in the Thames River is attached to the mainland by a small tidal salt marsh. http://www.conncoll.edu/green/arbo/8574.htm Again the properties are not described as having old trees.
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Ed
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Re: Connecticut College

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:16 pm

ENTS,

Here is the 16.5-ft girth, 100.7-ft tall tulip on the campus of Connecticut College. Ed, it is a lawn tree.
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Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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