eNTS Magazine November 2012

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eNTS Magazine November 2012

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eNTS: The Magazine of the Native Tree Society,
Volume 2, Number 11, November 2012

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In three parts:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazi ... 012_01.pdf
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazi ... 012_02.pdf
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/magazi ... 012_03.pdf

I want to remind the readers of this magazine that the articles presented here are only a part, usually just the beginning, of the discussions being held on our BBS at http://www.ents-bbs.org . The full discussion can be read by clicking on the link embedded in the title of each individual article.

Editor’s Corner
By Edward Frank

Webmaster , BBS Administrator,
eNTS Magazine Editor-in-Chief
edfrank@nativetreesociety.org

This has been a very eventful month for teh Native Tree Society. We have some fantastic posts from fantastic trips. Internationally we have Michael Spraggon, Jeroen Philippona, and Kouta Räsänen have published Part 2 through 6, of their expedition to the Balkans this past summer. It includes both a travelogue and technical reports on their finds. Bar Bouricious wades in with a report of some enormous trees from the Amazon rainforest in Peru, and Lee Frelich contributes a nice piece on Estonia. Domestically we have an impressive account by George Feio on Wissahickon Valley Park, Pa, Eric Morgan reports on the Skull Valley cottonwood in AZ, along with reports by Rand Brown, Brian Beduhn, Eli Dickerson, Bill Solomon, Larry Baum, James Robert Smith, Elijah Whitcomb, Tom Howard, Zane Moore, Mario Vaden, and Larry Tucei. Mark Collins posted a series on mushrooms found in the forests of northern California. Incidentally these are some of the posts that have recieved the most buzz on Facebook.

This month also marked the impact of super storm Sandy on the Northeast. There are accounts of storm damage by many people including Robert Leverett, Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, Kirk Johnson, Turner Sharp, and Gaines McMartin. Gaines unfortunately had significant damage to his forested property in western Virginia.

Robert Leverett continued with his series on measurement techniques and instrument testing. These are perhaps not as exciting a read and the zombie apocalypse, but vital to our overall scientific mission. We had a long and ongoing discussion repeated here about the idea of volume, and characterizing the physical "presence" of large trees started by Don Bertolette.

The National Geographic featured an article on the work by Steve Sillett and his team in measuring and mapping the canopy, branches and trunk of the "President" sequoia in Sequoia National Park in California. NTS President Will Blozan was part of that mapping team, even though he was not a participant in the National Geographic photo shoot.

The arts are not neglected with several short poems by Edward Frank, Steve Galehouse, and Jennifer Dudley on the theme of autumn. Jennifer Dudley also submitted another of her lovely birds and leaves videos from this fall.

It has been a top month for the NTS BBS and members. As an aside on the NTS Facebook page we have reached 2,235 likes from over two dizen countries. Over half of the people following the NTS Facebook page are from outside the United States. I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!!

Edward Forrest Frank
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Table of Contents

Editor's Corner by Edward Frank 6
Autumn in the Redwoods by M. D. Vaden 7
Balkans Expedition 2012 Travelogue Part 2 by Michael J Spraggon 8
The Prašnik Oak Forest in Croatia by Jeroen Philippona 10
#2 is okay, MTSF, MA by Robert Leverett 12
Re: #2 is okay, MTSF, MA by Joe Zorzin 14
Checking on Thoreau, MA by Robert Leverett 14
Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins 17
Operating range of laser rangefinders by Robert Leverett 18
Storm report from Ohio by Steve Galehouse 18
Re: Storm report from Ohio by Rand Brown 19
Giant eucalypts 20
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Edward Frank 21
Mount Pisgah Academy in Candler (near Asheville) by Brian Beduhn 21
2011 Update: Wissahickon Valley Park, Pa. by George Fieo 22
2,000 Facebook Likes by Edward Frank 30
Re: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010 by Bill Solomon 30
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by M. D. Vaden 31
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by Kouta Rasanen 32
New initiatives by Robert Leverett 32
Re: New initiatives by Larry Tucei 33
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Kirk Johnson 34
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Turner Sharp 35
Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy by Rand Brown 35
Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett 36
Re: Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett 37
Re: Vortex Solo R/T 8 x 36 by Robert Leverett 37
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins 38
Balkan Travelogue Part 3 - Trsteno Planes by Michael J Spraggon 40
The Trsteno Planes - largest trees of Europe? by Jeroen Philippona 44
Re: Balkan Travelogue Part 3 - Trsteno Planes by Will Blozan 47
Potential National Champion Mountain camellia, TN by Will Blozan 48
The Golden Spruce – Book Recommendation by Mark Collins 48
Estonia by Lee Frelich 49
Re: Pine Plains Sycamore Report by Seth Gross 52
Re: Pine Plains Sycamore Report by Robert Leverett 53
Re: The Golden Spruce by Robert Leverett 53
The Tallest Trees in Africa by Kouta Räsänen 54
Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin 54
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin 55
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Turner Sharp 55
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction By Rand Brown 56
Re: Super Storm Sandy Destruction by Gaines McMartin 56
Re: Estonia by Kouta Räsänen 57
Re: Estonia by Lee Frelich 57
Re: Estonia by Kouta Räsänen 57
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by Bill Soloman 58
Chinook Salmon? (South Fork of the Eel River) by Mark Collins 59
Re: The Trsteno Planes - largest trees of Europe? by Kouta Räsänen 60
TP360 Tilt Sensor Testing by Robert Leverett 62
Ash twig ID by Owen 63
Birds and leaves by Jennifer Dudley 64
Agawam High School Students Project by Robert Leverett 65
Re: Agawam High School Students Project by Robert Leverett 65
A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette 66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank 66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 66
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 67
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 67
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank 69
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 69
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Joe Zorzin 70
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Will Blozan 70
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Eli Dickerson 71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Will Blozan 71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass By Don Bertolette 71
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 72
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 72
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Joe Zorzin 73
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 73
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank 74
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette 74
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Robert Leverett 75
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette 75
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Don Bertolette 76
Re: A discussion on trunk and limb mass by Edward Frank 76
Hawaii Trip Prospects by Robert Leverett 77
Harvard Forest and beyond by Robert Leverett 78
Balkans 2012 - Travelogue Part 4 - Biogradska Gora NP by Michael J Spraggon 79
Photos of Forest on Rocky Face Mountain, NC by James Robert Smith 81
Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records by Kouta Räsänen 83
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins 87
"The President" giant sequioa, SNP, CA by Edward Frank 89
Bad year for acorns? by Joe Zorzin 89
Re: Biogradska GoraNP, Montenegro – two new broadleaf tree height records
by Jeroen Philippona 89
Hurricane Sandy Damage to Trees, Central Park, NYC by Jenifer Dudley 92
Sandy Damage Re: Small Sugar Maple rich NJ forest patch by Larry Baum 92
Bad Sandy by Larry Baum 92
Re: Bad Sandy by Joe Zorzin 92
Archaeology of Autumn by Edward Frank 93
Autumn by Steve Galehouse 93
Autumn’s Last Days by Jennifer Dudley 93
Pileated Woodpecker by Jennifer Dudley 93
Re: Tracey Ridge Chestnuts, PA by Rand Brown 94
Promising looking small patch, NJ by Larry Baum 99
Atlanta Tree hugger/hunter by Scott Honeycutt 99
Balkans 2012 - Travelogue Part 5 - Canyons and Mountains by Michael J Spraggon 100
Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine by Kouta Räsänen 105
Re: Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine by Kouta Räsänen 107
Re: Washington Grove City Park, NY by Elijah Whitcomb 108
Re: Washington Grove City Park, NY by Tom Howard 108
Bear and Salmon: Humboldt Redwoods State Park by Mark Collins 109
Lake Champlain, NY by Robert Leverett 110
Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Eric Morgan 111
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Will Blozan 112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Eric Morgan 112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Robert leverett 112
Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ by Turner Sharp 113
Tallest Eucalypts in Santa Cruz County by Zane Moore 113
Amazon Giants Trip Report from Peru by Bart Bouricius 114
Re: Amazon Giants Trip Report from Peru by Bart Bouricius 120
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by Mark Collins 120
Re: Pictures of Fungi in the Redwood Forest by M. D. Vaden 123
North Syracuse Oak Groves Fall 2012 by Tom Howard 123
Beginner Tree Climbing certifications by Eli Dickerson 126
Re: Beginner Tree Climbing certifications by Will Blozan 126
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by Zane Moore 126
Re: Maple Height Record - Humboldt Honey - 157.8 ft. by M. D. Vaden 127
Hello from Cincinnati, Ohio by pitsandmounds 127
Tallest Eucalypts in Santa Cruz County by Zane Moore 128
Welcome to the WNTS (Re: Skull Valley Cottonwood, etc., AZ) by Don Bertolette 128
Mt. Logan Natural Area Dale Luthringer 129
Travelogue Part 6: the Perućica Forest Reserve by Michael J Spraggon 130
The Perućica Forest reserve in Bosnia Herzegovina by Jeroen Philippona 136
Re: Small Sugar Maple rich NJ forest patch by Larry Baum 141
Re: Green Lakes State Park 4/24/2011 by Rand Brown 142
Historic Lansdowne Sycamore, a true beauty by John Harvey 145
No recognition for this old growth forest (patch) in NJ by John Harvey 145
Cathedral Pines Wisconsin by Larry Tucei 147
9 hours of Sleep Relaxation Sounds of Allegheny Forest Night by by best333WillC 150
Re: Cathedral Pines Wisconsin by Don C. Bragg 151
Guilford Courthouse-Greensboro, NC by Brian Beduhn 151
External Links 153
Back Issues of the eNTS Magazine 154
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

Joe

Re: eNTS Magazine November 2012

Post by Joe » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:08 pm

good editorial work, Ed. and good work by all the contributors- perhaps someday the best of the best of the best of these articles could be compiled into an ENTs coffee table book

Joe

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