Dahlonega, GA River Birch

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Jess Riddle
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Dahlonega, GA River Birch

Post by Jess Riddle » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:57 pm

Nts,

A couple of river birch caught my eye as I was driving around town, and I finally stopped to measure them. The first grows in a somewhat unusual spot for river birch, a narrow ravine far from any large stream. Tuliptrees farther down the ravine reach about 140'.
6’3.5” cbh x 88.5’ tall ravine grown river birch
6’3.5” cbh x 88.5’ tall ravine grown river birch
The second is in a more typical setting. It grows on the bank of a large stream just above that stream’s juncture with a small river. Some partial clearing around a nearby building, an adjacent highway bridge, and the stream itself have reduced competition and allowed the birch to spread out.
10’11” cbh x 83.4’ tall river birch
10’11” cbh x 83.4’ tall river birch
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Re: Dahlonega, GA River Birch

Post by eliahd24 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Good Lord that's a fatty. Nice find Jess.

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