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Cosby Nature Trail

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:11 am

This trail is so different from how I remembered it from the early 2000's. I recalled many footbridges and yellow birch trees. In actuality, there weren't all that many bridges and no birches. Sometimes memories become colored incorrectly. Anyway, this is now a very special trail due to the preponderance of healthy hemlocks. many groves are here and virtually every hemlock is healthy.

It was quite difficult finding the tops of the trees so these measurements are a bit low overall.

Tsuga canadensis hemlock 132.6' 126.3' 123.5' 122.0' 121.0' 120.1'

Liriodendron tulipifera tulip 138.3'

Magnolia acuminata cucumber 104.7'

Platanus occidentalis sycamore 120.9'

Tilia heterophylla white basswood 102.7'

Fraxinus biltmoreana biltmore ash 106.3'

Halesia monticola mountain silverbell 113.3' 100.3'

Acer rubrum red maple 114.5'

Acer saccharum sugar maple ~112'

Quercus rubra red oak 116.1'

Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory 126.9' 118.4'

Juglans nigra black walnut 108.7' 103.9' 101.8'

A winter visit is in order.

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