Hello from Northern Ohio

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Fred Meyer
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Hello from Northern Ohio

Post by Fred Meyer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:43 pm

I am not a big tree hunter per se, like many of you, but I have been enjoying reading some of your stories the last few days. Steve Galehouse told me about this site a number of years ago (I have known Steve for years), and I came, set up a username, and then forgot all about it. Well I finally made it back here, and thought I should say hello, and introduce myself. I did go out one day last year with Lisa Bowers, who is administrator of Ohio's Big Tree program for ODNR/Division of Forestry, and helped her measure trees here in north central Ohio, including the large American Chestnut that has been discussed here several times.

I am a pest specialist with the State of Ohio, and at times get to spend time hiking the forests of Ohio doing pest surveys. I get to see amazing trees all the time, but don't currently have any of the equipment to measure them. Hemlocks are a passion of mine, and after reading Steve's posts about the Carolina hemlocks here in Ohio, I am dying to see them. Steve, if you are reading this, I would love to talk to you about them.

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dbhguru
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Re: Hello from Northern Ohio

Post by dbhguru » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Fred

Welcome to NTS. Ohio is becoming increasingly important in new discoveries. Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, and Matt Markworth are super producers, but there is room for all levels of interest and participation. I have been to many big tree sites in Ohio and look forward to future visits. But thanks to Steve, Rand, and Matt, the state has so much more potential than I could have imagined.

Again welcome aboard.

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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Steve Galehouse
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Re: Hello from Northern Ohio

Post by Steve Galehouse » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:38 pm

Fred-

Let me know when you'd like to visit the Carolina hemlocks, or other sites in NE Ohio. Tuesdays and Sundays are the best for me. You can e-mail me at srgalehouse@gmail.com, or call 440-835-1253.

Steve
every plant is native somewhere

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jasonbaker
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Re: Hello from Northern Ohio

Post by jasonbaker » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:22 pm

It's good to see more Ohio people on the board! Welcome! I'm a hemlock fan too. Searching for information on the Carolina hemlocks in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is what led me here.

If you are ever in the Cleveland area, the North Chagrin Reservation Metropark has some nice eastern hemlocks. There's a nice ravine which the hemlocks follow.

Fred Meyer
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Re: Hello from Northern Ohio

Post by Fred Meyer » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:23 pm

Thanks for the kind welcome all! Steve, I will be in touch. Thanks for the tip Jason. I live in Erie county, not too far from Sandusky/Cedar Point, and I have discovered and surveyed virtually every stand of hemlock in Erie and Lorain counties, as well as many in Lake county, and most in the Mohican area south of us. I have spent some time in the Cuyahoga metroparks, as well as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but I have many more to explore in your home county.

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