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Field Trips & Reports

 

 

  • My tallest eastern Massachusetts white pine measured to-date Edmund Hill Woods is a tract of conservation land in Northborough, Mass., a swampy section of the woods with a slope on one side is dominated by white pine. The site is fairly exposed to west and north wind, as a result the pines are pretty ragged looking up top. One pine in particular stands out for having the largest diameter in the grove, I... more   Mar 12, 2010.
  • Conway State Forest Hello Ents - I've been doing some hiking in the Conway (Mass) State Forest (CSF), enjoying the flora and fauna but also with an eye towards locating veteran trees. I believe I may have found a stand of hemlocks and oaks on a steep ravine slope which may have spared them from the loggers craft for a few (human) generations. The CSF has been logged... more   Mar 7, 2010.
  • Southwick,MA sugar maple ENTS. On the way to the transfer station today I spotted on the side of route 202/10 a sugar maple. Went home and got the measuring equipment. 19' cbh @ 90' high. Will stop later for some pictures. Sam March 4, 2010.
  • Historic landscape in MA #2 More on Prexy's Ridge - I realized I was rushing when I sent that and forgot to include the information that Tony D'Amato had taken cores of some of the trees there 5 years ago when we were fighting a proposal by UMass to build a dorm on the top of the hill into the trees; and also that I'd forgotten to... more   Feb 25, 2010.
  • Historic landscape in Massachusetts Bob will remember the old trees on the UMass Amherst campus (he measured one of its old black birches last winter and has looked at the trees in other years). The area is called Prexy's Ridge because the university president's house was on the same ridge (it's now the chancellor's house). Some of the trees growing on the ridge are more than 200 years... more   Feb 24, 2010.
  • Loupinski Farm Conservation Area We explored the conservation/ wildlife preserve area off Honey Pot Road in Southwick/Westfield MA over the last 2 days. The area is small overgrown fields most near the road, wetlands and possible old wood lots, alot of doubles and triples in the area and more recent signs of activity. The area is a mixture of white pine, hemlock, black birch and maybe black locust. There are some oak, white birch, shagbark hickory and a few pitch pines. The white pines range up to 100' high and 10' 8" cbh. Hemlocks 100' high 6'5" cbh. Black birch up to 80' high 6'3" cbh. If they are black locust they were up to 70' high 6' cbh. Most of the pitch pines were near the road and up to 70' high 6' cbh. We covered about 80 +% of the area. Sam... more   Feb 22, 2010.
  • Honey Pot Road Bob, Gary, Bart, did you see the shag bark hickory on the side of the road near the horse farm when you were nearby? 71' high 9' cbh. Sam  Feb 22, 2010.
  • Great Brook watershed revisit We went back today and concentrated on measuring pitch pines. On the east side we found one of the pitch pines at 6'5" cbh and 75' high. I had no luck finding any pitch pines over 85' high. On the east side I measured a white pine at 114' high, 9'6" cbh. Sam  Feb 20, 2010.
  • Great Brook watershed  ENTS. Over the past 2 weeks my wife and I made 5 trips into the watershed of Great Brook which contains 4 wells for W.Springfield, MA Water Works. W.Springfield owns 375 acres and most of the acres are in Southwick,MA and border Westfield,MA. I don't know at this point how many total acres in this area are under the control of the Southwick Conservation Commission. We explored about 75% of the area, alot of the areas not explored were covered with young growth. What I will call the west side of the brook area is mostly white pines, biggest 10' cbh about 70' high, oaks, nothing over 80" high or 10' cbh and many, many pitch pines, many in groves and one plantation. On the east side is more a mixture of white pine, biggest 104' high 11'11" cbh, pitch pines, oaks and black and white birch. Now the pitch pines! The largest cbh we saw and there was alot in this range was 6'. I know there are some pitch pines in MA over 100' high so I didn't pay much... more   Feb 20, 2010.
  • Westfield, Ma pitch pine ENTS. 70' high, 9'6" cbh. Pictures on the dark side, late in the day, Sam  Feb 18, 2010.
  • Southampton, MA trees First email was the sugar maple. This should be the white pine. Sam  Feb 18, 2010.
  • Southhampton,MA ENTS, Checked a old cemetery on Fomer Road in Southampton and measured what might be a double White pine, see picture, 95' high, 12'9" cbh. On the way back we measured a sugar maple at 84' high, 16'7" cbh, second picture. I saw a tall pine on the bank of the new intake reservoir area of the Manhan River and stopped to measure it. Had to go down a bank and just before I found a good spot to shoot it I slipped on snow covered ice. I got the shot, 134 + feet!, and went back to the road. The fall must have rattled my brain because I found a better area to shoot it. Turns out I shot the base of one tree and the top of another. It ended up 110' high. Sam... more   Feb 18, 2010.
  • Westfield,MA trip ENTS, while on the way to a geocaching/ hiking/ tree hunt today I passed by a pitch pine in a yard. It looked like no one was home and it was just a few feet off the treebelt so we parked on a side street and I measured it at 65' high and 9'.6" cbh. It was a real nice looking pine even with a big U cutout for powerlines. The geocache was in a white pine,black birch, white birch and oak forest. Most were short of 100' and up to 6' cbh. One white pine was 104' high and 10'2" cbh. I totally missed seeing in my hunt for a geocache and tall pines a grove of tulip trees! I got a reading on one tulip at least 104' high and another tulip at 9'3.5" cbh. Sam... more   Feb 17, 2010.
  • Fowl Meadow, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton MA Continuing my measuring activities in the DCR Blue Hills Reservation Milton, in eastern Massachusetts. To re-cap, the reservation is primarily rocky uplands but there are lower areas on the edges of the reservation that produce the tallest trees for the area. In a previous report I recorded a max height for the reservation, a 121' white pine... more   Feb 15, 2010.
  • Drake/Sodom mountains Gary, ENTS, I decided on a change of pace today and checked out the mountain bike approach to Drake Mountain but I think I will approach it from Honey Pot Road area. I think I can do some of it from the back roads of Granville. I then parked across from the Granville Gorge and we hiked up the northeast slope of Sodom Mountain a short distance to a trail following the lower slope east to S. Loomis Street. The forest is made up of oak, white birch, black birch and alot of hemlocks. I was hard pressed to find anything higher then 100 feet or more then 7 feet cbh. I saw no pitch pines or maples. I did find and measures one tulip tree, about 100 feet high and 6.6 feet cbh. The tulip was at the head of a small ravine. There was a deeper ravine but I will have to revisit it. We could see signs of older and newer logging in the area. The picture shows Charlie at the base of the tulip. Sam... more   Feb 14, 2010.
  • Sodom Mountain Gary, while we were on the Forest Park trip you asked about Sodom Mountain in Southwick/Granville and possible old growth in some of the ravines, do you have any rough idea where some of them may be? I may head up there in the next few days. Thanks, Sam
    By Sam Goodwin  - Feb 13 - 8 messages
  • Forest Futures Vision Process Hi all, I have participated as an Advisory Stakeholder Group member in the process and was just reading your conversation online. I completely agree with protecting as much land as possible as parklands and reserves. I hope that Commissioner Sullivan will take your expertise and passion for our forests... more   Nan Finkenaur Feb 10, 2010
  • My comments on the TSC meeting in Amherst  I found it less then satisfactory. I found the start was handled well by the committee but when they asked for questions to clarify some of the points brought up so far it went down hill. Instead of clarifying questions the audience tried putting their personal agendas on display including subjects beyond the scope of the TSC. They broke up the audience into groups with a moderator for each group to discuss the 10 points before the final question and comments period. There was so much background noise from not only the group meetings but from people just waiting around for the final period. Unless you were close to the speaker you could not hear anything. We started to leave at this point but not before I spoke to the DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan about the noise. He agreed about the noise here and at the other meeting but they were following guidelines set up by UMASS. Many of the people just waiting around he recognized from the other meetings... more Feb 10, 2010.
  • buckland sf larch John: We had the same snow storm in West Virginia as they did in the DC area and I lost both electricity and internet access for four days. I had written the following e-mail just before we lost power and I was unable to send it. I hope it is not too late at getting posted. In Shelburne Falls at the intersection of Route 2 and 2A there used to be... more   Feb 8, 2010.
  • future forest plan for MA Bob: You have passed on some very good information and documentation of the effort and detail being done to plan the Massachusetts forests for a possible 100 year horizon. I wanted to pass on the link below about some studies that have been taking place at Walden Woods using 150 year old records created by Henry Thoreau.... more Feb 5, 2010.
  • Mystery tree revisited ENTS, Aw shucks folks, I think it is a pitch pine after all. Gary, Bart, and I went to photograph the tree and check its physical characteristics against the list that our fellow and lady Ents gave us. Our conclusion is pitch after all. The tree is large at 8.8 feet in girth and not tall at about 71 feet. However, the tree didn't have resin blisters nor give off any special scent. Its cones looked like pitch the more we looked. We examined more foliage and at first thought we'd found a pattern of twos and threes on the needle fascicles, but on closer examination, the twos probably represented lost needles. Sorry for all the fuss.... more   Feb 5, 2010.
  • Deciduous European larch John: I headed out to Buckland State Forest today after my third meeting ended. My second meeting was a training by the USDA on the Asian Longhorned Beetle. The tunneling by beetle larvae girdles tree stems and branches and repeated attacks lead to dieback of the tree crown and, eventually, death of... more   Feb 4, 2010.
  • Gary, Bart, and Bob Show ENTS, Today Gary Beluzo, Bart Bouricius, and yours truly headed out to look for tuliptrees in the Russell, Southampton, Westhampton, etc. areas. We examined the Westfield mystery tree first. I'll over that topic in another email. We then went to a Division of Fish and Wildlife site off Honeypot Road that was supposed to have tuliptrees. We didn't find any. So we switched gears and decided to look for pitch pines.... more   Feb 4, 2010.
  • Two recommendation for a response to the TSC draft Bob: I thought it perhaps best that I separate out these two recommendations from the general discussion. This first statement would apply to lands in all three classifications: Although our organization focuses on native trees, we also appreciate the value and beauty of certain non-invasive exotic species... more   Feb 3, 2010.
  • Robinson State Park newsletter 2/2/10 Bob, Gary, ENTS, Did you get this newsletter? They talk about Robinson SP Day on 6/19/10. There is also an inline attachment from MA Forest & Park Friends Network about Forest Futures vision Process. Sam  Feb 3, 2010.
  • Forest Visioning Plan: Green Certification Bob, If you want to know what other states with a well-established timber industry are doing with regards to green certification: * *Wisconsin DNR is dual FSC/SFI certified while DNR managed private lands are FSC: [link] * Michigan DNR is dual FSC/SFI certified: [link]... more   Feb 3, 2010.
  • Forest Visioning Plan Because of the short time I have to respond to the TSC draft, I need to speed up the review process of Forest Futures . Instead of dealing with the TSC draft report line by line, time constraints dictate hitting the most important themes first. So, I'm putting the big stuff on the table all at once.... more   Feb 3, 2010.
  • Starting the review of Forest Futures ENTS, It appears that from a conceptual standpoint, the partitioning of DCR forests into woodlands, parklands, and reserves is acceptable to most of you, i.e. you acknowledge that the idea has merit. One and maybe two of you seem to be saying no partitioning - all to parklands and reserves. Clarifications would be appreciated. Again, I'm only referring to the concept. The details come next. We will address TSC's recommended acreages for each partition, and after that, what can and cannot be done in each partition. If I understand the responses to the partitioning so far, I would categorize them as follows. Please correct me if I'm wrong.... more   Feb 2, 2010.
  • Today in Stanley Park Westfield, MA Bob/Gary/ENTS, I know you have measured alot of trees in the park but have you measured any on the west side of the brook, the area off Granville Road? We found a maple or oak today and measured it at 15' 5" and 90' high. I will download 2 pictures of that tree and 2 of a pine and grape vine. Sam... more   Feb 1, 2010.
  • Forest Futures Process analyzed  The TSC recommends 3 types of forest properties on DCR lands: woodlands, parklands, and reserves. Basically, woodlands would be actively managed for timber. Parklands would be managed for recreation, and the reserves would not be managed, but left to natural processes. This sounds simple enough, but there are gray areas. Presently, DCR manages 308,323 + 105,272 acres of forests. The 105,272 are watershed lands. The rest is state forests, reservations, and parks. The following statement established the TSC vision of woodlands, parklands, and reserves. The TSC vision presently does not address watershed lands. Here is the actual vision statement formulated as a recommendation.... more   Jan 30, 2010.
  • Tough life for a tree  On a hike near the Southwick, MA town sandpit the other day my wife spotted this birch. Its growing over cinder blocks, a burnt beam from the nearby burnt building and 3 or 4 of its exposed roots crewed thru by a beaver. She wants to stop back later to see if it is still living. So far I would say it is. Sam... more   Jan 30, 2010.
  • Starting the review of Forest Futures At the beginning of the draft report, the TSC presents its vision of the future forests of Massachusetts. Quoting: " Key Elements of the Vision for Massachusetts Forests in 2110 147 148 The vision for the year 2110 contemplates more than half the land area of the Commonwealth 149 will remain in forests, with large blocks of reserves surrounded by parks and woodlands actively... more   Jan 29, 2010.
  • Forest Futures Project Joint ENTS project ENTS, Last year a project was launched by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) here in Massachusetts called Forest Futures. It was to be a visionary undertaking involving forest experts and stakeholders who would come together and develop a common vision for the future of our forests, recommend improvements to existing systems, regulations, and practices, and present the results to the Commissioner of DCR. The period from now until February 22nd has been established for public input. I am getting ready to review the draft report released by The Steering Committee (TSC). Many important issues are on the table, some highly contentious.... more   Bob Leverett, Jan 28, 2010.
  • Cottonwood in Pittsfield,MA There is a MA State Champion eastern cottonwood listed for a small park on Columbus Street in Pittsfield,MA. Does anyone know if it is called Pitt Park. Thanks, Sam  Jan 27, 2010.
  • Forest, Laurel, and Turner Parks Today Bart Bouricius and I headed to Longmeadow Mass to visit several urban parks. It was an exploratory mission. The first park we visited was quite small. I can't recall its name. Bart ? However, the park has about half a dozen pitch pines between 86 and 92 feet. Girths are all modest. Those trees gave me hope of finding taller pines in the Longmeadow area. So we moved on.... more   Jan 26, 2010.
  • Buckland SF site list Bob, Tim, I returned to the BSF site to check the boundary markings. I was relieved to confirm the entire grove is within the marked boundaries -- marked by boundary markers on each side (Cowls Lumber owns the adjacent property) and with a stone wall as a monument. The site is in the lower right corner of... more   Jan 24, 2010
  • More Norway Spruce Buckland State Forest I returned yesterday to the site at the Buckland State Forest where I recently measured a Norway Spruce to 130'. In my previous post I noted the site had rich potential. I was curious about the extent of the Norway spruce area, and whether I would find any red spruce alive among the many skeletons.... more   Jan 23, 2010.
  • Chestnut Run, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA 01/22/10 Chestnut Run is a brook that runs east through an area on the northern edge of the Blue Hills Reservation. Woods adjacent to the lower part of the brook near Unquity Road have some of the tallest trees found in the reservation. These are not exceptional trees for New England but are good for the immediate Boston area. A white pine grove on the edge of... more Jan 22,2010.
  • Buckland MA big tree site John: There are a couple of places in Buckland that could have some very tall Norway spruce and some unusually tall red pine. If you have never visited the Buckland Recreation area along Rt 112 I would encourage checking it out. The area also sports some very nice white pine and other trees along some... more   Jan 21, 2010.
  • Norway Spruce find Hi Bob, ENTS: I have been checking out a new site in the Buckland State Forest just outside Shelburne Falls. I like having so many nice forests nearby. This site is kind of high up a series of hills that rises up from the Deerfield River downstream of the Falls. It is known to me as the site of the "Charter Oak" as I have heard it called, which is a 5 or 6... more   Jan 21, 2010.
  • Today at Robinson State Park Parked at the Westfield/Agawam line and followed a powerline down to the river, its not as steep as the M+ M Trail that's here. This part of Robinson State Park is only a few hundren feet wide on both sides of Route 187. I expected to see some big trees along the bank of the Westfield River but the biggest was a white pine at 10'6" cbh, 100+. We followed a old road back up to the road near the hamburger/hot dog stand, GOOD hot dogs, on route 187 and measured a white pine on the ridge above the other white pine, 9' cbh 108+ high.There are alot of white pines here in this size range.We walked back on 187 past the car and back into the park. We followed the ridge above the river to this end of the park. The Westfield River is about 100 feet below the ridge and most of the trees on the bank are hemlocks in the 4 or 5 feet cbh 85+ range. At the end of the ridge we went back down to the river and walked down stream back towards the car.  Jan 20, 2010.
  • Will Blozan in Massachusett My friend Will Blozan and family has been visiting Monica and me over the past several days. I thought I'd put together a brief photo chronology of his visit. On Monday Will and I headed for MTSF. I wanted to make use of Will's eagle eye. He quickly sees what takes me time to sort out. The first assignment was to eyeball some of the Pocumtuck Pines for missed opportunities. The Pocumtucks are a crowded grove. The first image, Image WillInPocumtuckPine.jpg, shows brother Will next to a 149.1-foot tall, 8.9-foot girth white pine. This handsome beauty will likely join the ranks of the 150s at the end of this year's growing season. I took this image while standing in a leech field. We decided to name the tree the Poopy Pine.... more   Jan 19, 2010.
  • Tree Climbing Eastern MA - This morning I watched a really nice video of a climb of a white pine in eastern Massachusetts by Andrew Joslin. Gnarly white pine - Climbing a tree with character, White Pine, eastern Massachusetts, height 109.36ft. , circumference 9.55 ft., January 18, 2010 - "Balmy winter climb in a venerable old pine full of twisty deadwood and some nice limbs to hang a rope on. " 7:55 by moss TreeClimber (Andrew Joslin) [link]... more
  • 2 New England sites to look at? I think I've come up with 2 potential sites for the New England ENTS to look at. The first site is Island Grove Park in Abington, MA. This site was used as a meeting place for Abolitionists from 1846-1865; in the 1919(?) book on Historic Trees of Massachusetts large White Pines are shown at this site, and recent photos also show large White Pines but it's hard to tell how big they are from these recent pictures. I wonder if the ENTS could see how big and old these White Pines are Jan 17, 2010
  • Robinson State Park I was in Robinson State Park today checking my skills with the new laser against your measurements of the champion tulip. There were 4 of them near each other and I forgot which one was the champion. I was only getting 122 to 129 feet high. My wife and I tried the 3 sides of the cove but couldn't get any better. We worked our way down into the cove and I measured the biggest cbh at 10'.3".  January 17, 2010
  • Forest Park with Bart and Sam  Larry, The distribution of the 12-ft girth oaks is very sparse in the park. So far we've found only three. Those three will get larger, but not necessarily a lot larger. I haven't tried to map out the size distribution for the oaks in Forest Park yet. But the vast majority will be from 7 to 10 feet around. On my next visit, I plan to take lots of photos of the trees to provide a better feel for what's there and what the trees looks like, age wise. None of the hemlocks I've seen in Forest Park appear very old, somewhere between 120 and 160 years. None have developed flatten crowns or bark characteristics of truly old hemlocks. The pines appear to represent a range of ages from about 120 up to maybe 200 years for a few, but most are under 200. Basically, the Park harbors a scattering of older trees embedded in a younger matrix. It is going to take time to sort out the age distributions. There are a few much older trees scattered around. A few are sugar maples, trees that probably reach 250 years, but nowhere that I've seen so far do they for a stand. Lots of work to do.... more
    By dbhg...@comcast.net  - Jan 13, 2010
  • Weather, adelgids and what is being lost in the forest I recently visited Massachusetts and spent many hours walking around my families' farm in Franklin County. The last time I spent much time walking around my native territory prior to this trip, the HWA had not yet arrived. The first thing I noticed was a nearly complete absence of healthy...
    By forestr...@aol.com  - Jan 9, 2010
  • Buckland State Forest & Norway Spruce January 24, 2010
  • Forest Park in Springfield January 5, 2010
  • Magical morning Mt. Holyoke Range December 26, 2009
  • The Special Public Forests of Massachusetts - video http://vimeo.com/8369352 December 24, 2009
  • Pine Hill Surprise Catamount State Forest - Dec 21, 2009
  • Rocky Mountain Park, Greenfield MA   December 21, 2009
  • One more photo of the grandfather Pine December 9, 2009
  • Photo of the Grandfather tree December 8, 2009
  • West Springfield, MA trees December 7, 2009
  • Thoreau Pine Climb - music video December 7, 2009
  • Settling the issue on Thoreau December 6, 2009
  • Andrew Joslin and Henry David Thoreau December 4, 2009
  • 120' Eastern Hemlock survey December 3, 2009
  • Sunderland Sycamore is on Wikipedia Nov 30, 2009
  • Tall Silver Maple Arnold Arboretum Nov 28, 2009
  • more 140's Nov. 23, 2009
  • Japanese stiltgrass in MA Nov. 23, 2009
  • Continuing the mission Nov. 21, 2009
  • Meet the Neil Pederson Pine Nov. 19, 2009
  • Trout Brook Ramble Slideshow Nov. 17, 2009
  • Dunbar Brook Promising pine   Nov. 16, 2009
  • Photos of Forbes Woods Milton Mass. cherry   Nov. 16, 2009
  •  Forbes Woods, Milton, Massachusetts 11/15/09] correction Nov 14, 2009
  • Catamount update #3 Nov. 14, 2009
  • Forbes Woods, Milton, Massachusetts 11/15/09 Nov. 14, 2009
  • Dunbar Brook  Monroe State Forest Nov. 11, 2009
  • Catamount update #2  Nov. 10, 2009
  • Oak bark characteristics  Nov. 10, 2009
  • A Great Tree - Mt. Tom Hemlock  Nov. 10, 2009
  • Fitzgerald Lake Evening reflections  Nov. 10, 2009
  • Dendrology - the study of trees, # 1   Nov. 8, 2009
  • Catamount -- a further look  Nov. 8, 2009
  • Arms/Audubon site in Shelburne Falls Nov. 7, 2009
  • Great Trees protected in a Massachusetts Forest Reserve Nov. 7, 2009
  • ENTS site visit in the Monroe State Forest with Bob, John, and Julia Nov. 7, 2009
  • Look Park Nov 6, 2007
  • Catamount State Forest  Nov. 6, 2007
  • From earth to earth Nov. 2, 2009
  • Hophornbeam the Ironwood of the Northeast  Nov. 2, 2009
  • Ironwood tree Oct. 31, 2009
  • ALB in Worcester MA  Oct. 27, 2009
  • Back to Tim  Oct. 27, 2009
  • Old growth red spruce located in a National Natural Area  Mt. Greylock - Oct. 18, 2009
  • Bear Hole Area hike. Oct. 17, 2009
  • big Shelburne white pine Oct. 17, 2009
  • Shelburne, MA foray Oct. 16, 2009
  • Photos of logging near tomb, Chester MA Oct. 15, 2009
  • Recent hikes (Chester, MA etc.) October 14, 2009
  • Purgatory Chasm's surrounding forest Oct. 14, 2009
  • Dunbar Brook travelogue Oct. 14, 2009
  • Eastern Cottonwood, West Roxbury  Oct. 13, 2009
  • Nice chestnut Oak, Boston, Mass. Oct. 13, 2009
  • Seal in ocean Oct. 13, 2009
  • 16' 4" CBH Sugar Maple in Franklin Park, Boston, Massachusetts Oct. 13, 2009
  • Morning moods - Cape Cod National Seashore Oct. 13, 2009
  • Tilted ocean  Cape Cod - Oct. 12, 2009
  • Atlantic ocean  Cape Cod -  Oct 11, 2009
  • Visiting the Thoreau Pine Oct. 9, 2009
  • Lee's New Pine- Monroe Stae Forest Oct. 5, 2009
  • Ashburnham church Sept. 27, 2009
  • Watatick (WNTS) Sept. 25, 2009
  • Ashburnham spruce Sept. 24, 2009
  • Skinner State Park September 20, 2009
  • Petticoat Hill  September 18, 2009
  • Hillside Nurseries Oak  Sept 18, 2009
  • Photo Documentation of Forest Sites - Back to Bob September 17, 2009
  • Sugar Loaf  Conn. River Valley Sept. 17, 2009
  • Taconic State Park Doug fir September 15, 2009
  • Bashbish Mountain and Falls September 14, 2009
  • Bryant Homestead September 11, 2009
  • Our front yard September 8, 2009
  • Ice Glen September 1, 2009
  • Arnold Arboretum Silver Maple height discrepancy September 1, 2009
  • Gary and Bob in Dunbar Brook September 01, 2009
  • Bare Mountain Hickories  August 28, 2009
  • Ashburnam Norway Spruce Gonna grab you  August 28, 2009
  • Ashburnham Norway Spruce   August 28, 2009
  • Mount Tom and Red Pines August 28, 2009
  • Ashburnham Norway Spruce MA August 28, 2009
  • Dunbar Brook 3 MA August 21, 2009
  • Gorgeous Sugar Maples August 20, 2009
  • Katydid and Grasshopper in White Pine Canopy, MA
  • Dunbar Brook White Pine Climb August 19 2009
  • Dunbar Brook MA August 18, 2009
  • Geology of Todd and Clark Mountains, MTSF, MA August 12, 2009
  • Negus the Big Little Mountain MA August 7, 2009
  • Mount Greylock Sortie MA August 4, 2009
  • Mount Greylock Hopper MA August 3, 3009
  • Requiem for a red spruce MA August 2, 2009
  • Old Growth Awareness in MN and MA July 31, 2009
  • Mount Tom Adventures MA July 30, 2009
  • Dwarf Chinquapin Oak, Arnold Arboretum, MA July 26, 2009
  • More Look Park MA July 25, 2009
  • Look Park Northampton MA July 23, 2009
  • Graves Farm MA July 19 2009
  • Legacy Trees of Mount Tom, MA July 16, 2009
  •  Presentation to MA Technical Steering Committee of the Forest Futures Visioning Process July 14, 2009
  • TreesPlease, Great Barrington, MA June 27, 2009 http://groups.google.com/group/entstrees/browse_thread/thread/c3735c7a3cbd44f2?hl=en
  • The Working Forest - Harvard Forest April 21, 2009 http://groups.google.com/group/entstrees/browse_thread/thread/b85cf75106f22f8d?hl=en
  • Great Blue Heron Rookery Davenport Pond in north Petersham.  April 16, 2009
  • Eastern Cottonwood, West Roxbury  March 15, 2009
  • HWA confirmed in Shelburne http://groups.google.com/group/entstrees/browse_thread/thread/44ac7052e1e6aa2c?hl=en March 10, 2009
  • Amherst and Hadley MA Some more local trees  Feb 22, 2009
  • American Hollies in MA Feb 11, 2009
  • DAR Forest Goshen, MA - Day Hike Report Feb 06, 2009
  • Barton Cove, Gill, MA Tree Hunting Report  Feb 2009
  • Howland Cemetary Pines, Conway, MA  Jan 2009
  • Concord White Pines  Jan 2009
  • Broad Brook - Backyard Bounty  Jan 2009
  • Deerfield MA - Rewind and a few photos  Jan 2009
  • Deerfiled MA - First Day Out Hits Measuring Strikes Gold  Jan 2009
  • ENTS and MA DCR Dec 2008
  • Ice Glen Dec 2008
  • Monica's tuliptree Dec 2008
  • Mt Tom Project MA Dec 2008

 

 

 

 

 

        

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Miscellaneous Reports


  • Using the GIS aerial photography taken by MA in 2001 and 2005.  If you have a high speed connection- you can use an online program called Oliver to view that photography and vast amounts of other information as layers- in typical GIS style. Just go to http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/massgis_viewer/index.htm