Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Moderators: edfrank, dbhguru

User avatar
George Fieo
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:24 pm

Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by George Fieo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:53 pm

ENTS,

Here is the list of 12' x 100' Tulip poplars for Brandywine Creek State Park along with some photos.
A 12'11" x 156.8' Tulip poplar within Tulip Tree Woods.
A 12'11" x 156.8' Tulip poplar within Tulip Tree Woods.
A 15'2" x 154.1' Tulip poplar.
A 15'2" x 154.1' Tulip poplar.
Me between two large poplars measuring 14'11" x 148.7' and 13'10" x 150.3'.
Me between two large poplars measuring 14'11" x 148.7' and 13'10" x 150.3'.
A 14'8" x 139.8' Tulip Poplar.
A 14'8" x 139.8' Tulip Poplar.
My brother Rob and I in a general forest seen.  Notice Rob in the background between some unmeasured tulips.
My brother Rob and I in a general forest seen. Notice Rob in the background between some unmeasured tulips.
Me with one of two tulip poplars with girths of 17'3" and more than 140' in height.
Me with one of two tulip poplars with girths of 17'3" and more than 140' in height.
The bole of a 19' x 149.1' Tulip poplar.
The bole of a 19' x 149.1' Tulip poplar.
Rob at the base of the 19' x 149.1' Tulip poplar.
Rob at the base of the 19' x 149.1' Tulip poplar.
12' x 100' Club
CBH Height Coordinates
15'11" 122.3'
12'4" 125.5'
16' 127'
15'3" 127.3'
12'2" 130.2'
12'3" 130.4'
12'8" 131.4'
12'4" 131.6'
14'1" 132.2'
14'8" 134.4'
13'5" 134.6'
12'4" 135.2'
12'2" 135.3'
13' 135.3'
13'4" 135.8'
12'1" 136.9'
13'8" 137.2'
13'9" 137.5'
12'8" 138.1'
13'7" 138.2'
12'2" 138.7'
12' 138.8'
15'4" 138.8'
14'9" 138.9' N 39*47.997' x W 75*34.132'
14'1" 139.5'
14'8" 139.8'
12'3" 140'
14'7" 140.3'
12'4" 140.5'
12'5" 140.7'
13' 140.8'
17'3" 140.8' N 39*48.011' x W 75*33.980'
14' 141.3'
13'11" 142'
15'2" 142'
12'1" 143'
12' 143.2'
12'7" 143.4'
13'10" 144.4'
17'3" 144.8' N 39*47.970' x W 75*34.045'
12'5' 144.9'
12'4" 145.2'
12'2" 145.3'
12'6" 145.3'
14'11" 145.6'
13'7" 145.7'
12'1" 145.8'
13' 146.1'
12'1" 147.2'
12'8" 147.3'
13'8" 147.5'
12'5" 147.7'
14'10" 147.8'
12'1" 148.1'
14'11" 148.7'
12'5" 148.9'
19' 149.1' N 39*48.642' x W 75*33.756'
13'4" 149.3'
12'9" 149.5'
13' 149.5'

12' x 150' Club
CBH Height
12'3" 150'
13'10" 150.3'
12'11" 150.4'
12'2" 150.5'
12'2" 152.1'
13'10" 152.2'
12'11" 152.6"
12'10" 153.4'
12'5" 153.5'
13' 153.5'
13'5" 153.7'
13'9" 154.1'
15'2" 154.1' N 39*48.241' x W 75*34.107'
13'5" 156.6'
12'11" 156.8'
12'9" 157'
12'2" 158'
13'7" 160.1'

George


'

User avatar
dbhguru
Posts: 4467
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:34 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:12 am

George,

You are a one man measuring machine. You do us proud. You also have filled in a large gap in our tree numbers for that region. I'll add the new numbers to the article several of us are writing on the tuliptree for the Bulletin. Your data is highly significant, and likely shows that the Delaware area was once a highly tree-fertile region.

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

User avatar
jamesrobertsmith
Posts: 906
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:32 am

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:27 am

Good grief! That's a lot of really huge poplars! I'd love to visit that place.

User avatar
Rand
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:25 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by Rand » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:37 am

Wow. I think that's more big populars than Steve & I have measured in the entire state of Ohio.

User avatar
eliahd24
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:17 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by eliahd24 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:57 am

Is this site in PA? Holy crap those are some magnificent trees. Exceptional girth and height for such high latitude. Make sure these are included in Neil's Liriodendron study. Great work!

User avatar
Neil
Posts: 143
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:17 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by Neil » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:16 pm

Wow, Gorge - that is one heckuva data set - wonderful!

neil

User avatar
James Parton
Posts: 1576
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by James Parton » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:30 pm

WoW! Huge tulips! Their heights are comparable to the ones I measured last winter in the Green River Gorge but the girths on the Brandywine trees are much larger.
James E Parton
Ovate Course Graduate - Druid Student
Bardic Mentor
New Order of Druids

http://www.druidcircle.org/nod/index.ph ... Itemid=145

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1086
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:37 am

Wow! There just aren't many places with so much quantity and quality. I'm astounded that such a fine collection exists just outside of Delaware's capital. Are all of the tuliptrees in the tuliptree preserve or do they spill over into other areas of the park?

User avatar
Larry Tucei
Posts: 2014
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 am

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:09 pm

Wow is right! Man that is one fantastic stand of Tulips. Can you imagine how the Forest would have looked 200 years ago! Larry

RobLine
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:27 pm

Re: Brandywine Creek State Park's Tulip Poplars

Post by RobLine » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:40 pm

Very interesting site. I was forwarded this link by the Brandywine Creek Park Naturalist. I am a biologist with Delaware State Parks and we have been doing invasive species control in Tulip Tree Woods in Brandywine Creek State Park for around 10 years. I have some data about this forest (and the park overall), but nothing about the height of the trees...and nothing about how they compare outside of Delaware. We are manageing the site for it's return to old growth forest. We have mapped all of our state parks for older forests. Interested in doing some more investigating? Just let me know. Rob - Env. Stewardship Prog.

Post Reply

Return to “Delaware”