Chattahoochee River - NPS photo




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Field Trips 2010
  • Updating ENTS maxlist  Jess and ENTS, As I collect more and more data on exceptional trees in the Atlanta area I often cross reference my findings with the ENTS maxlist found here: [link] This gives me a rough idea of what "tall" is for a given species.  I'd like to start putting the superlative trees from my list on this max list.  Do you (or other ENTS) have a copy of the Excel file used to create this? ... more »  Feb 26, 2010.
  • ATL champ sweetgum Just found this beauty of a Sweetgum in a hidden greenspace between Atlanta and Decatur, GA.  There's a tight grove of them with a few over 130'.  Here's the spec's:   Height: 136.4' CBH: 10.6' Spread: 72' -------------------- Points: 281   The current listed state champ is in Gainesville.  It's listed as:... more »  Feb 19, 2010.
  • Tree ID help- persimmon? ENTS, I was measuring some Betula nigra this week in the East Palisades park unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (Atlanta, GA) and came across this tree.  It's in the floodplain of the river.  At first glance I thought Prunus serotina, but now I'm guessing Persimmon.  What do you think?  It was about 60-80' tall.  I didn't take the time to get a precise measurement...... more »  Feb 19, 2010.
  • white oak, oxford,ga the little person at base is my 5'4" tall daughter with arms "akimbo"; large pine nearby is Pinus echinata, perhaps one third the volumn of the oak.  Jan 19, 2010
  • Atlanta tree root compaction questions - NTS, On a recent outing with Jess and Doug Riddle we observed a (likely) new state champion White Ash tree within Atlanta city limits that has a newly laid concrete path within 7" of it's base (see pic).  This is a large city tree at 128' x 14'. This was cause for concern, so I contacted those who planned and constructed the path and was given this explanation:... more »
    By Eli Dickerson  - Jan 12, 2010
  • Significant Trees of Georgia" list from UGA January 4, 2010








  • Chattahoochee River  The Chattahoochee River and its valley is a place rich in natural and cultural resources. Sometimes the river is clear, cold, and slow-moving, while at other times it is a muddy torrent, plunging through rocky shoals. The valley contains a rich, diverse mix of plants and animals that represent an environment much larger than itself. For centuries, humans have been drawn to this river valley for life’s basics: food, water, and shelter as well as transportation and power to support the increasing numbers of mills and factories.