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Winter climbing Connecticut tulip poplars

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:44 pm
by AndrewJoslin
On Saturday, Jan. 8 I had the opportunity to climb with a group of New England tree climbers along a river in Norwalk, Connecticut. A friend from the area located a nice stand of mature tulip poplar mixed with red oak and hickory (don't know the species). The tulips were good sized, the tallest 135.2, here's a climber on the trunk, gives a sense of the girth (I didn't get the CBH) pretty decent for a forest grown tulip in New England.

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My friend Ian didn't seem to understand that we were not climbing in the summer

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We set up a traverse line between two tulips, I'm going across at approx. 110'

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Everyone after the climb

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-AJ

Re: Winter climbing Connecticut tulip poplars

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:23 am
by dbhguru
Andrew,

Great post. Fine TT. There have to be many spots in CT with TTs that reach into the 130s and possibly a few into the 140s. Did you get any other measurements of TTS in the area?

Bob

Re: Winter climbing Connecticut tulip poplars

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:50 pm
by AndrewJoslin
dbhguru wrote:Andrew,

Great post. Fine TT. There have to be many spots in CT with TTs that reach into the 130s and possibly a few into the 140s. Did you get any other measurements of TTS in the area?

Bob
3 other tulips nearby were low 130's. I believe with a little more work I could've gotten more height out of the tallest. In general the area had some good sized hardwoods, worth more looking around in the wooded areas along the rivers in Norwalk.
-AJ

Re: Winter climbing Connecticut tulip poplars

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:50 pm
by edfrank
Andrew,

Very nice stuff. It looks like you ad fun.

Ed