Lasell Park, Scoharie, NY

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Lasell Park, Scoharie, NY

Post by ElijahW » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:44 am

NTS,

On 12/26, I came across a nice town park in the Village of Scoharie, NY. Lasell Park sits on a bluff overlooking the village and contains a mix of stately white pines and hemlocks. Though many of the trees have an aged appearance, they're probably old second-growth. I measured just heights on a couple of the tallest-looking white pines and one hemlock, along with an eastern redcedar, which seems to be growing naturally:

White pine

135.4'
134.0'

Hemlock

106.0'

Eastern redcedar

67.4' x 6'3"

The village of Scoharie also has a couple of very nice sycamores along Rt. 30 near the center of town, and the Scoharie Creek corridor looks to have been a great spot for sycamores and cottonwoods before the land was cleared, I'm assuming in the early to mid 18th century.

Elijah
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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