Ozark National Scenic
Riverways - NPS photo
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What tree is this and what is infecting it Ents, I keep
passing this tree ever since I move out here (40 miles Southwest
of St. Louis along I-44) and every time I kept thinking "I
oughta to take a pic" Well I finally did. I am not
sure to the ID of the tree nor what is infecting it. (maybe a
gall as it appears like giant horned galls)....
more » Feb 19, 2010.
Big Eastern Cottonwood Ents, Yesterday on my way home
from eagle watching I came across this Eastern Cottonwood.
I didn't have any way of measuring it with me so I took a couple
of pics. The first one shows the most of the tree
growing along the Mississippi River The second photo
shows a portapotty on the left side of the tree and on the right
side you can see an Eastern Red Cedar growing from a stump of a
limb that broke off long ago....
more » Feb 19, 2010.
Small grove of white pines Today I volunteered at
Rockwoods Reservation. Today was their Maple Syrup Festival. We,
the staff and volunteers, start setting up around 8:00am and the
vistors started coming around 9:00 - 9:30 a few at first then in
droves. We ended up with over 850 people in a span of 4 hours.
As I was relieving someone so they could have lunch and I had no
vistors at my station I looked up and took these two pics of the
more » Feb 6, 2010.
Small grove of white pines-2
Small grove of white pines-3
Big Oak Tree State Park December 10,
Big Oak Tree State Park and Wisconsin Trip
Nov. 18, 2009
- Southern Missouri
August 23, 2009
knoll glade MO August 5, 2009
Redbud and Dogwood Ring Counts MO July 21, 2009
Classroom MO June 28, 2009
- Henry Shaw Ozark
- Lone Elk Park, MO
- Rockwood Reservation
- Babler State Park
- Big Oak Tree State
Park July 2005
- Big Oak Tree State Park
- August Bush and Weldon Spring Conservation Areas, MO
- Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project http://mofep.mdc.mo.gov/overview/default_overview.htm
- Big Oak Tree Natural Area, in Big Oak Tree State Park in
Missouri (Missippi County): old-growth wet-mesic bottomland forest
covering 160 acres within a 940-acre natural area. Big Oak
Tree Natural Area is a remnant of the vast bottomland forest and
swamp that once covered the Mississippi Lowlands Natural Division.
An 80-acre portion of the area is virgin wet-mesic bottomland
forest. The park, often called "The Park of Champions,"
has a tree canopy averaging 120 feet with several trees more than
140 feet tall. Nine trees qualify as state champions, including a
persimmon which is more than 133 feet tall. The half-mile long
boardwalk provides access to points of interest which are
interpreted in a self-guiding trail brochure. http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/natareas/p84-1.htm
- Big Oak Tree State Park website: http://www.mostateparks.com/bigoak.htm
The big oak tree that the citizens fought to save was located in an 80-acre
tract of virgin bottomland hardwood forest, which is now designated as a
National Natural Landmark. It stood its ground there for nearly 400 years
before dying in 1952 and was cut down. Today, trees in the park are
unsurpassed in the state for their size, with a canopy averaging 120 feet
and with several trees more than 130 feet tall. Seven trees qualify as
state champions in their species; two of these rank as national champions.
Ninety percent of the park is designated as a Missouri natural area because
of its rarity and value in preserving this significant representation of
Missouri's natural heritage.
- Missouri Champion Tree Program http://mdc.mo.gov/forest/IandE/MOChampionTrees/index.htm
Champion Tree Registry http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/294.pdf