Second largest Douglas Fir in Canada discovered
Thought you might have seen this, but if not look below.
This appalling Forestry practice continues! This would not happen in the UK!
The tree is sadly doomed and will blow over in the next Pacific gale.
Trees such as these need the whole valley side to protect them.
See 23/9/14 post to view it
Sorry meant 23/3/14 post not easy to find.
How old 4-500 years?
This is not forestry and I thought the Amazon was bad!
Is there any hope for the Human Race!!
You can sign an online petition here:
Abies alba ;-)
I knew there had to be something wrong. Thanks.
Pinus strobus is universally called "white pine" throughout its natural range. I have never in my life heard it called Weymouth pine.
More accurately, Eastern White Pine, so as to distinguish it from e.g. Pinus monticola (Western White Pine).
Is there another like this one? how old would she be? (at 3.6m girth, .. of the birch family)
Quite old, but impossible to give a good estimate as it is looks like an old pollard.
PS Species now classified as Frangula alnus
PPS Frangula is hermaphrodite, so 'it', not 'she' ;-)
Yes knew it was hermaphrodite, so preferred a 'she' or 'he' or 'he/she' as mood suggested. it is not a a rock!
Must see this marvel of creation. But tell me, what is its condition? Live top? Much decay or dead wood?
Plenty of pics available with a google search (it's a famous tree). From these two, it has a good dense healthy crown, though looks like it's lost its top at some stage:
The original top has snapped a long time ago, but the tree is still almost 60 m tall. Otherwise the tree is, as far as I remember, in a good shape.
Still more than this tree, I liked neighbouring Olympic National Park. One of the greatest park I have hiked. A primeval wilderness with giant Douglas-firs, Sitka spruces and western redcedars, wild rivers and snow-capped mountains.
So you have been there and I advertised the park needlessly!
wonderfull,I am deeply impressed
Pinus nigra ;-)
ich habe es gleich abgeändert. Danke für den Hinweis.
Die Art Carya illinoinensis wird falsch sein, ist es Carya cordiformis? Nüsse habe ich noch keine gefunden.
The species Carya illinoinensis will be wrong, it is Carya cordiformis? Nuts I have not found yet.
Both the bark and the foliage are a good match for Carya cordiformis
; compare e.g. here
I agree, Carya cordiformis.
thanks, I have changed to cordiformis.
I asked on the American NTS forum, what they think about the species identity. Follow the discussion here:
Thanks Kouta, it'll be interesting to see the consensus there.
For clarification for anyone who doesn't understand bbeduhn's comment 'it is not one of the "true" hickories', the hickory genus Carya is divided into two subgenera, the pecans (Cc. illinoinensis, cordiformis, aquatica, myristiciformis), and the true hickories (Cc. ovata, laciniosa, tomentosa, glabra, etc.).
Conifers, thanks for the clarification. I did not understand that comment either.
Gestern bin ich nochmal hingefahren. Bei intensiver Suche konnte ich doch noch Nüsse finden. In diesem Park gibt es keine weiteren Hickory-Bäume. Die Nüsse bestätigen die Art Bitternuss (Carya cordiformis).
I went there again yesterday. With an intensive search, I could still find nuts.
In this park there are no other hickory trees. The nuts confirm the species bitter nut (Carya cordiformis).
Is it "tilia platyphyllos"?
Either Tilia platyphyllos or T. × europaea. A close-up of the underside of a leaf would help decide which.
Leaf-form and color of leafs and twigs show this is Tilia platyphyllos for me.
Help Tree Friends. Someone can give me determine the species?
Needles: 8-13 mm; Pin: ~ 18 mm
Yes it might be true. All features except a vote sawn edge of the needles. I could not find it. it is smooth.
What exactly is the difference between Tsuga heterophylla and Tsuga canadensis?
There are small, but reliable differences in the shape of the cones. Also T. canadensis has a more irregular crown shape, T. heterophylla is usually very strongly conical.
Above, T. canadensis; below, T. heterophylla
Not sure what the tree (green foliage) is, possibly Pyrus sp., but it is covered in a dense Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia Creeper; red foliage).
It has some apples on it (edible-looking). I'm surprised how healthy the bits of the tree underneath look, despite being so overgrown.
Yes, Malus domestica - I didn't look at the right part of the tree to see those apples!
It's a fun picture puzzle, right? ;-)