Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

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Will Blozan
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Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

Post by Will Blozan » Sun May 27, 2012 7:05 pm

NTS,

Michael Davie sent an alarming note out a while back about a tordanic track near the site of the Fork Ridge Tuliptree, the current tallest eastern tree. Today I was not too far away and was able to zoom in to the tree from an overlook and it appears to be fine. I originally was looking in the wrong place and did not see the tree but when I was able to access photos from last year I see it is indeed alive and well.

Great news!!!!!!

There is a good chance Steve Sillett and Marie Antoine (The Wild Trees; by Richard Preston) will join NTS this fall for a 3D modeling of this tree. Now we know it is there so...

Will
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Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

Post by edfrank » Sun May 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Great News about the tree!

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Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

Post by James Parton » Sun May 27, 2012 11:14 pm

Will,

That photo cleaned up well in PhotoShop!

Thank you for inviting me today.
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Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Mon May 28, 2012 4:33 am

I take it those brown ones are hemlock skeletons from the HWA?

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Re: Fork Ridge Tuliptree intact after tornadic winds

Post by Will Blozan » Mon May 28, 2012 8:28 am

Yes, dead hemlocks.

NTS, I removed the photos after a "duh" moment about an NPS request for non-disclosure of the specific site. Sorry, I am not sure what I was thinking...

Will

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