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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:55 pm
I am Marty Glendon of Windsor, MA. My wife Cindy and I operate a Tree Farm in this town. The farm was certified in 1963.
We raised Christmas Trees in abandoned meadows for over 30 years. We retired from that and now focus on managing
our woodlands under Chapter 61. We are anxious to broaden our understanding of all the issues surrounding our forest
and to open our minds to emerging philosophies.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:34 pm
Welcome aboard. You are among friends here, and a number of them have visited Mohawk Trail State Forest.
I hope other members of the group we had last Saturday will join us.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:12 pm
Thanks Bob, I found four senior white birch in the farm's hinterlands that I can't get my arms around. I also found a small
group of white ash flanking a small drainage that have great girth. Some are beginning to decline. I will go back with a tape
and report on the measurements.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:20 pm
Sounds like we're going to have to add white birch to the list. Do the ash show an open or forest-grown shape?
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:35 pm
The birch and ash are in a deep woods environment. The ash are pretty tall and linear. I've known of them for a long time
and it seems proper to record them while they still exist. The birch are not too tall, and have heavy "stag horn" limbs. One of them fell, and it is very large in girth.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:25 am
When I get back from Ohio on Nov 1st, maybe I can schedule time to see and measure the ashes.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:54 pm
That would be great. Hope to see you soon.