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jsimms, at 2015-02-27 21:28:31, said:
I have two very tall silver birch trees in my garden. I estimate they are around 90 feet tall and are worth measuring

please advise how I can take this further



Alberto C F, at 2015-02-27 18:10:06, said:
I'm not 100% sure it's Quercus x numantina (Quercus pyrenaica x Quercus faginea subs. Faginea). I have only data leaf. Anyone know which tree can be?

patricia, at 2015-02-26 23:46:04, said:
Amazing. What does the rest of the tree look like?
patricia, at 2015-02-26 23:48:08, said:
I have found the rest of the tree!

Maarten Windemuller, at 2015-02-26 16:30:38, said:
De hangtakken hebben zich ontwikkeld tot nieuwe bomen rondom de boom.

ECTF, at 2015-02-07 16:05:37, said:
Thought to be the very first introduction of Sequoia in Europe, but it cannot be as the gardens have been redone late eighteenth century. You will have to continue your quest Marc! (=Marc Meyer, Sequoia.eu).
Monzon, at 2015-02-22 21:10:51, said:
Hi, ECTF. Where did you get the year of planting 1878?

Regards from Spain.


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-02-21 21:24:21, said:
Hi Owen,

Nice Peter Bourne and you found this tall beech. I already thought it strange the UK did not have more beeches of over 40 m tall, as we have a few in the much smaller Netherlands. I suppose in sheltered valleys there will be some more.

Jeroen



Nicodhamers, at 2015-02-21 12:09:10, said:
wat is het verhaal achter deze boom?

patricia, at 2015-02-20 19:54:57, said:
Lovely! Is this also known as a copper beech?
Conifers, at 2015-02-20 22:31:15, said:
Yes
Frank Gyssling, at 2015-02-21 09:39:24, said:
Thank you to mach, these copper-beech stands directly on the large fountain of the famous' Sanssouci Palace.

greating Frank


Conifers, at 2015-02-20 09:57:25, said:
Do you have a close-up photo of the foliage, please?

Seems a highly unusual location for someone to plant a rare hybrid. Are you certain it isn't just Abies alba?

Milimims, at 2015-02-20 15:13:15, said:
I don't have photo of the foliage, but i'm not sure that an hybrid.

it's possible that just an abies alba. I do the modification.

thank you for the warning that I should be best.


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Tim, at 2015-01-31 14:56:39, said:
Hi all,

as you know the colors of the map icons indicate the trees's girth.

I'm planning to add the possibility to choose what tree property is used for the color: not only girth, but also height, exact height, age, ...

Currently this is with a fixed legend (5-6m is orange, 6-9m is red, ...). This is still a relict from my old Belgium based giant sequoia site for which this legend made sense. For many other trees and other places this is not the case: all trees might be green or there might be too many dark red ones.

If I would add tree height, I could also take a fixed legend (e.g. 40-60m is orange, 60-80m red, ...). This might again be appropriate for some tree species and some areas, but not optimal for others.

That's why I could also make the legend dynamic: purple is for the thickest/highest tree within the area you're looking at. This way the colors would clearly indicate height/girth differences. The downside of course is that a "red icon" in one area might be a green one if the tree would be there. Colors wouldn't be fixed: the legend would be different for every area. Both options are the same work for me.

Of course ideally, you could choose between a fixed/dynamic one or define your own thresholds or something even more fancy, but in a first iteration I would like to go for one simple option only. I can always extend from there, but I would like to start with a simple design first.

What is preferred by most? Fixed or dynamic colors?

Thanks,

Tim


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-31 18:07:12, edited at 2015-01-31 19:57:16, said:
Hi Tim,

I prefer a dynamic legend above a fixed one. Better indeed would be to have the choice between a fixed/dynamic legend and better still to have the possibility to choose your own thresholds for every map.

For now the dynamic legend as well as the posibility to choose what tree property (girth, height, exact height, etc.) is used for the color are very nice extra's.

Kind regards and thank you!

Jeroen


Tim, at 2015-02-15 18:49:10, said:
Hi,

the new marker colors now on the site. You can choose between:

  • girth

  • height

  • exactly measured tree height

  • location elevation

The color are dynamic, as explained above. The legend is not yet visible. There will probably be some hiccups, as I didn't test it thoroughly (still got to do something else this evening).

Kind regards,

Tim



Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-02-14 22:06:36, edited at 2015-02-14 22:14:19, said:
Hallo Frankjan,

Indrukwekkende tulpenboom! Heb je deze bij toeval ontdekt? Het is verreweg de dikste tulpenboom waarvan ik heb gehoord, zelfs in de VS schijnen er niet zulke dikke exemplaren te zijn. Wel wordt de omtrek geflatteerd door de zeer breed uitlopende wortelaanzetten. Je hebt de omtrek gemeten op 1,50 m boven de bodem / het maaiveld. Heb je daarvoor het laagste / het hoogste of het gemiddelde niveau rond de stam gebruikt?

Dat maakt bij deze boom veel uit.

Wat betreft de hoogte: hoe lang is de jongen? Als de overzichtsfoto van forse afstand is genomen, is de boom wellicht 19 x zijn lengte.

Groeten, Jeroen Philippona



Frankjan, at 2015-02-14 16:40:28, said:
En het bewijs ..... aan de overkant van het straatje staat er nog een, iets kleiner.

Frankjan, at 2015-02-14 16:27:30, said:
Stamvoet van deze boom op borsthoogte is meer dan 12 meter!

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-12 05:24:02, said:
Hello Rainer,

the pictures show an Aesculus next to the Gleditsia, cheers, Leo


Rainer Lippert, at 2015-02-12 19:08:35, said:
Hallo Leo,

ja, du hast recht. Danke für den Hinweis.

Viele Grüße,

Rainer



patricia, at 2015-02-11 00:27:56, said:
Quite a nest in that old tree. What bird would make this nest?
Tim, at 2015-02-11 07:28:39, said:
My first guess would be a stork ("ooievaar").
patricia, at 2015-02-11 14:30:53, said:
I was thinking that. Not only is there a wonderful old tree, but a lucky old nest as well. Storks are supposed to be good luck I think

Thank you for your response

Patricia Vincent

Maarten Windemuller, at 2015-02-11 15:14:53, said:
Sorry, I wrote text in the English version of this site. Will add the same information in Dutch version.
patricia, at 2015-02-11 15:30:18, said:
Hello Maarten

That is quite alright. I do speak English.

I wonder if the poor tree cannot be saved perhaps a nest could be constructed on a tall pole. This is done where I live to encourage and maintain osprey's.

I loved the photo of the stork in the nest.

Thank you

Patricia Vincent


patricia, at 2015-02-11 15:19:17, said:
Magnificent

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-07 20:13:08, said:
Tilia tomentosa
mich1995, at 2015-02-11 08:04:47, said:
Kunt u me ook vertellen hoe weet dat dit een Tilia tomentosa is?

Mvg Mich

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-11 15:13:03, said:
Hallo Mich, aan boomvorm, takstand en door 35 jaar ervaring, de cultivar is Tilia tomentosa 'Pendula' om precies te zijn.

Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-27 06:34:03, said:
Hai Mich,

Welkom op MT. Kan je deze foto iets bewerken (helderder maken) en in de goede positie opnieuw uploaden?

Veel plezier met vinden, meten, fotograferen en toevoegen monumentale bomen.

Groet, Martin

WiPe, at 2015-01-27 19:59:06, said:
Vorig jaar is de grond onder de boom gefreesd om daar Rhodo's te planten. Het lijkt er op dat de Ginkgo daar last van ondervindt.
Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-29 13:51:14, said:
Dit is zo'n geval waar ik eerder over berichtte. In Windows 8.1. plaatst de verkenner de foto's automatisch verticaal.! Om hem in de juiste positie te krijgen, moet je de foto eerst met een fotobewerkingsprogramma roteren en opnieuw laden. Pas dan wordt die in de juiste stand zichtbaar.
mich1995, at 2015-02-07 15:17:06, edited at 2015-02-07 15:17:18, said:
Helaas krijg de foto niet in de juiste positie.

Mvg Mich

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-02-08 16:17:31, said:
Hi Mich, Je kunt met een goed fotoprogramma te foto's eerst 90graden draaien en ze daarna uploaden. Hier heb je een voorbeeld van een dergelijk programma. http://www.zoner.com/en/download-request; Het is veilig. Wel even opletten bij het installeren dat je custom installeert en vinkjes uitzet.
Tim, at 2015-02-09 07:11:19, said:
Hallo Mich, welkom!

Maak je maar geen zorgen over die gedraaide foto's.

In de toekomst voeg ik een "roteer" knop toe op elke fotopagina zodat je elke reeds geuploade foto gemakkelijk kan draaien. Eens dat er is, kan je deze en andere foto's draaien zonder ze zelf te bewerken en opnieuw te uploaden. Laat deze dus maar gewoon even staan.

Groeten,

Tim

mich1995, at 2015-02-11 08:03:25, said:
Oke bedankt

Tim, at 2015-02-11 07:27:47, said:
Very impressive!

Thanks for adding this photograph.

Kind regards,

Tim


Sisley, at 2015-02-10 14:16:27, said:
Thank you for all pictures you have registered !

György Pósfai makes a very nice work for all datas of the country that he found, but he didn't submit pictures for the trees.

Laszlo Baranyai, at 2015-02-10 16:04:08, said:
Thank you for your remarks, now I see it has been worth uploading the photos.

Actually, György has his own homepage: http://dendromania.hu/index.php?lang=en

Here you can find the latest versions of the Hungarian lists, and in the list you can click on every specimen. Many photos and in some cases additional data (e.g. height) can be found here. And there is a photo gallery which is updated regularly.

Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-02-10 21:58:50, said:
Hi Laszlo and Sisley,

Indeed very nice you have uploaded photos of Hungarian trees. Actually, Tim Bekaert and I asked György if we could place all his data at monumental trees. He allowed us to do this and sent the whole list without photos to Tim, who added it to the website.

This was a few years ago, after Tim, Leo Goudzwaard and I had proposed to the European Champian Tree Forum (ECTF) to make www.monumentaltrees.com the central database for the ECTF, because it has the possibility to make a common champion tree database of all European countries.

This proposal was not taken over by the ECTF organisation, although we put many Dutch and Belgian champion trees at MT. Also David Alderman and later Owen Johnson decided to put the top trees from the British Tree Register at MT. Aubrey Fennell added many champion trees from Ireland to MT, as did other people for Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia and other countries.

So this goal of having a common database for trees of all of Europe (and if possible other parts of the world) is still getting nearer.

A tree database with reliable measurements as well as good photos always was an important aim for MT. Because of this we also gave instructions about tree measurement, beside girth measurement especially of height measurement.

But of course the photos are also very important, so thanks again!

Kind regards,

Jeoren Philippona


Monumentale bomen · Registreer
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jan, at 2015-02-09 10:20:37, said:
Er staat wel degelijk een Sequoiadendron giganteum voor het kasteel in Perk.

Deze zou één van de overblijvenden zijn van een groep van drie. De boom heeft geen hoogte in verhouding met zijn ouderdom. Vermoedelijk is de top ooit door een storm afgebroken.


Tim, at 2015-02-10 11:00:11, said:
Hallo Jan,

bedankt. Ik heb het aangepast op kasteel De Ribaucourt door te klikken op "Wijzig gegevens van de boom". Dit kan je ook zelf doen.

Groeten,

Tim


jan, at 2015-02-10 15:07:39, said:
Bedankt Tim,

Ben nog niet helemaal vertrouwd met de werking van de site, maar een fantastisch initiatief.

Groeten,

Jan



Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-02-09 22:06:58, said:
Ik stuitte net op deze foto. Prachtig!!
Marc Meyer, at 2015-02-10 07:25:35, said:
Bedankt Wim. Ondertussen heb ik wel vernomen dat deze bomen uit Spanje werden ingevoerd om verkocht te worden aan rijke eigenaaars in Provence. Groetjes. Marc

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-30 21:22:05, said:
Hallo Hans, dit is een Leylandcipres, Cupressus x leylandii, een zeer groot exemplaar voor zijn soort.

Hans Verbaandert, at 2015-02-08 21:42:23, said:
Hoi Leo,

hartstikke bedankt voor je toevoeging. Zoals je zag twijfelde ik ook al. Toevallig vandaag nog een inzet van een kegel toegevoegd aan foto 3. Het heeft wel de achteroverleunende uitstekels die ik ook bij de nootkacypres zie. Waar zit precies het verschil precies in?

Ik verander in ieder geval de tekst bij de boom.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Hans



Monzon, at 2015-02-05 08:51:37, said:
Espectacular rebollo, sin dudas, pero ¿2000 años no son demasiados? Hay un rebollo catalogado en la zona (supongo que es el mismo ejemplar) al que se le atribuyen 300 años http://arbolessingularescyl.blogspot.com.es/2010/07/rebollo-de-los-manaderos.html

http://www.turismoavila.com/es/arbol-rebollo_2.html

Tim, at 2015-02-05 11:10:31, said:
Hello Alberto, what a great picture!

About the age, more than 2000 years is indeed too much. This was caused by a recent problem that caused the "year of planting/germination" to be "year 0", causing an age of 2015 years. I will look into it as soon as I have time.

Kind regards,

Tim

Alberto C F, at 2015-02-05 11:13:54, said:
Muchas gracias Monzon,

No se que error hay en el sistema, dice que los árboles fueron plantados en el año 0000, da igual la edad que le pongas.Tambien ha pasado con un roble común reportado recientemente en Dinamarca y con un pino salgareño reportado por mí hace un par de días. Intentaré marcar la edad correcta de nuevo.

Efectivamente es el mismo árbol del blog y de la página de turismo de Avila y debe tener alrededor de 300 años.

Un saludo.

Alberto C F, at 2015-02-05 11:31:28, said:
Hi tim. thank you for your comment.

I try to put that was planted in 1700 but always goes the year 0000 there is an error in the system because it has gone well lately with other trees.

Grettings, Alberto.

Tim, at 2015-02-06 09:03:53, said:
Hi Alberto, the problem is solved. I have set the planting/germination year to 1700 +- 80 years. Feel free to change it if it is not correct.

Kind regards,

Tim

Alberto C F, at 2015-02-07 23:36:16, said:
Ok Tim, thank you very much.

treerjb, at 2015-02-03 21:37:40, said:
Looks like a.cissifolium to me, very thin red petioles. This is the foliage from the same tree, photographed last Summer.
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-04 19:04:55, said:
also the samara's are really Acer negundo, cheers, Leo

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-03 20:38:48, said:
this nice tree is an Acer negundo

caudex, at 2015-02-03 16:41:05, said:
Klasse Foto, schönes Licht!
Frank Gyssling, at 2015-02-03 16:51:21, said:
Vielen Dank!

fcalmant, at 2015-02-03 00:05:13, said:
Bonjour, Je vois que vous signalez ce Sequoia comme disparu. J'y suis passé ce samedi et l'arbre est bien vivant entre la ferme castrale et l'église de Hermalle-sous-Huy.

Bien à vous,

Fred



Arbres monumentaux · Régistrer
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fcalmant, at 2015-02-02 23:55:49, said:
Bonjour,

Je vois que vous avez barré le Sequoia de Hermalle-sous-huy (entre la ferme castrale et l'église d'Hermalle). J'y suis passé samedi dernier et je peux vous dire que l'arbre est toujours là et bien vivant. ;-)

Bien à vous,

Fred



Roeland Jacobs, at 2015-02-02 17:23:18, said:
Measured by Gyorgy Posfai, David Alderman,Marc Meyer & Roel Jacobs ( ECT-Forum Valsain 2014)


Roeland Jacobs, at 2015-02-02 16:57:14, said:
Measured by Gyorgy Posfai, David Alderman,Marc Meyer & Roel Jacobs ( ECT-Forum Valsain oct 2014)


Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-02-02 16:47:52, said:
This is certainly not Populus alba, but probably Populus nigra, Leo

Tim B, at 2015-01-23 10:36:53, said:
Hi Felipe,

that is an amazing photograph!

Welcome at the site. If there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Tim

felipe, at 2015-01-31 15:53:18, said:
Hi Tim

thanks for the welcome, if it is an amazing photo, is a true witness to history, when i was in front of him was incredible I felt so small, it is way too beautiful !!

Regards  

Felipe.


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:25:59, said:
The Hermit Tree

Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:24:23, said:
Rocks and Resistence

Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:15:20, said:
The Elephant or The Mother

Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:13:52, said:
Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:09:41, said:
Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:08:48, said:
Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:07:49, said:
Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 08:05:58, said:
The Porcupine Tree, detail

Homo Radix series 2015

© Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2013-09-11 04:54:04, edited at 2013-09-11 04:59:19, said:
The Monumental Tree along the path. You've to arrive in the village, to follow the road up to the parking lot in Pian della Regina, to walk around 1,5 / 2 hours following indications to Rifugio Zanotti in Vallone del Piz.
Tim, at 2015-01-30 23:02:34, said:
That is a magnificent photo, Tiziano!
Tiziano Rootman Fratus, at 2015-01-31 07:57:00, said:
Thank you Tim. I'm working on a new book all dedicated to big trees and old forest at the top of the montains...

Scholem Alejchem, at 2015-01-29 16:37:01, edited at 2015-01-29 16:44:03, said:
Liebe Leute

Leider mußte ich heute feststellen, daß alle großen Bäume im Kurpark, der Geldgier des Besitzers zum Opfer fielen. Irgendwie war ich der Tränen nahe, da es sich um einen der ersten Plätze handelt, den ich in MT reinstellte.

Möge den Besitzer der Blitz beim Scheissen treffen!

Scholem

PS: Die großen (7-8 m) von Petronell sind angeblich auch weg, muß ich aber erst überprüfen


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-30 23:07:13, said:
Hi Scholem,

In what way the owner makes money with the felling of these trees?

Regards,

Jeroen



Elevation profiles
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Tim, at 2015-01-30 23:00:53, said:
Hi,

some new functionality: it is now possible to see elevation profiles for any species. An elevation profile shows how many trees are registered for each elevation or altitude interval.

Some examples:

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/elevation/europeanlarch/

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/elevation/giantsequoia/

It also works for varieties/subspecies/cultivars/... There is a link to these pages on each species page.

It has also been possible to see a location's elevation or altitude on the image pages as you might have noticed.

This info might not be useful for trees in flat countries like e.g. the Netherlands but it might be interesting to see how well some species do elsewhere and at what altitudes.

Kind regards,

Tim



Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-28 14:58:50, said:
prachtige knothaagbeuk in het Meerdaelwoud, dit is geen meerstammige boom, dus kun je wijzigen, altijd leuk om in het vervolg omtrek te meten, Leo


WiPe, at 2015-01-24 14:46:51, said:
The variety 'Versicolor hs golden spots on the leaves. But as this foto shows, the spots are not located at the outside of the branches, but a little lower, so the averall look of this tree is not 'versicolor' but rather green.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 15:08:23, said:
Thanks, the foliage of the photo I uploaded doesn't really match the photo you uploaded, it has the golden down the middle of the ends of the branches.
WiPe, at 2015-01-27 19:56:45, edited at 2015-01-27 19:57:23, said:
I have been checking the images in Van gelderen D.M., Van Hoey Smith J.R.P., Conifers, Timber Press 1996, page 154.

I must admit the description you give fits better to what the images in this book show.

Or, our plant is wrong labeled, or the plant is too much shaded and shows very bad colour.


TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:41:35, said:
This is probably the yew that was reported as 364cm girth for Loudon's Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum in 1835-7. 'Rediscovring' a tree after a 180 years' gap doesn't happen every day - well done!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 22:06:39, edited at 2015-01-23 23:45:53, said:
This is very interesting, I will upload a picture of the tree if this would help. Would you have any idea whereabouts in this book that it mentions this yew tree? I have been looking through the book online for the past hour and a half and I couldn't find anything mentioning Gosford... Although I could be looking at the wrong volume perhaps?

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-24 19:42:38, said:
There are four volumes of text in Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum (and four of illustrations). A few years ago when I added the trees in them to the Tree Register, all were available online through Google Books, but last time I looked I was only able to find later editions of one or two of the volumes. I think the species are arranged family by family but I can't remember which volume Taxus is in. Under Taxus baccata there should be a long list of specimens measured by Loudon's corespondents, arranged in approximate geographical order. Having said that, the records for Taxus had already been imput onto the Tree Register by Alan Mitchell many years ago and I didn't check through them all, so it's just possible that an error has crept in somewhere. Let's hope not, as the match seems such a good one!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 22:11:39, said:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46784#page/75/mode/1up

I found the long list of recorded trees, there is a mention of Gosford but it is Gosford House in Edinburgh, however, I don't think the measurements for this tree in Edinburgh match the 364cm that you mentioned.


TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-26 18:54:52, said:
It must have been the Scottish Gosford. We had problems when we were transferring Alan's card-index register onto computer when different sites shared the same name. There may in this case have been a mix-up between girth and diameter as well. A pity as it would have been good to find a previous record for your big yew.


Alberto C F, at 2015-01-26 15:02:59, said:
The stature of the person in the picture is 1,86 m

La estatura de la persona de la foto es 1,86 m


John D Harvey, at 2015-01-26 00:30:27, said:
I doubt these are the exact coordinates of the tree. Although it is a nice little patch of old growth.


Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-25 02:18:45, said:
Stunning picture, great colors. Thanks!
Alberto C F, at 2015-01-25 11:15:36, said:
Thanks Martin!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 15:50:01, said:
On the left is the foliage of a neighbouring common yew, showing the difference in foliage between that of the common yew and this tree.
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 17:56:37, said:
Looks like just a long-leaved cultivar of Common Yew ;-)
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 18:12:14, said:
Thanks for this, didn't know there was a long leaved cultivar of the common Yew, bark is still different to other Yew trees though.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-20 18:14:27, said:
WW and Conifers,

Longer leafs, more pointed leafs. I don't know the species, but is Taxus chinensis possible?

Greetings, Martin Tijdgat

foomanz, at 2015-01-20 21:11:18, said:
If the fruit suggests a Podocarpaceae, then perhaps a Prumnopitys sp (sometimes called yew pines, along with Podocarpus macrophyllus). I'm not familiar with old world candidates.

Cheers,

Matt

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:36:17, said:
Matt and Martin,

I will have a closer look at the tree tomorrow, it is very yew like in appearance but the leaves are nearly twice as long as the common yew and the bark is definitely softer than that of the common yew, you can peel tufts of it off.

Conifers, at 2015-01-20 23:59:13, said:
I've seen one or more (un-named) Taxus baccata cultivar(s) with leaves this long. But the soft bark is odd; that doesn't fit any Taxus well. Cones ('berries') would help, if there are any, but January isn't a good time (and even in autumn, there's still a 50% chance it might be male!).

It isn't Prumnopitys andinus, and I doubt any other species in this genus either.

WiPe, at 2015-01-21 08:22:16, edited at 2015-01-21 13:02:43, said:
Prumnopitys and Cephalotaxus can be easily recognised when bending te leaves. When you bend them, and they break when bended completely, it will be most probably Prumnopitys or Cephalotaxus. If not, yu can exclude both genera.

Prumnopitys also has pale stomata where those of Taxus are green.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 12:22:43, said:
Conifers, I will have a look for any signs of fruit or cones, but as you say it might be the wrong type of year for it.

WiPe, I will bend the leaves then to see and I'll have a look at the stomata, thanks for this.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 12:26:29, said:
Conifers, the bark is softish and as I mentioned before you can also peel bits of it off in tufts, definitely not smooth or Flaky as common Yew is, especially for a tree this age.
Conifers, at 2015-01-21 17:45:13, said:
Keep a look out for pollen cones too - they should be in bud or just starting to open at this time of year. Taxus scattered or in rows on the underside of the shoot, Cephalotaxus in dense rows on the underside of the shoot, Prumnopitys in stalked clusters.
WiPe, at 2015-01-21 18:57:54, said:
I have added a foto of the stem of Prumnopitys andina. This stem is only 17 cm circumference, thus rather small.


In my opninion this tree is far to young to call it a monumental tree. i have just added fot your help on this one. I will not keep it on the side but for a few days.

I have also added an image of the backside of the needles. The needles are hardly bigger as those of Taxus baccata.


Conifers, at 2015-01-21 23:07:14, edited at 2015-01-21 23:07:40, said:
Prumnopitys andina again (at RBG Edinburgh), a male plant with pollen cone panicles developing bottom centre and right:

http://www.pinetum.org/MPF2/PRandina4.jpg

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-22 15:30:58, said:
Underside of P. Andina leaves look similar but the picture of the foliage from RBG Edinburgh shows no similarities, I will check the pollen cones this afternoon.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-22 18:15:13, said:
Hello all, I've uploaded 2 images of what I found under the shoots on one of the branches.
Conifers, at 2015-01-23 00:28:54, said:
Thanks! Those are dried-out / undeveloped Taxus seed 'cones'; so definitely a yew; most likely a cultivar of Taxus baccata, given the rarity of other yews in cultivation.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 01:05:29, said:
Thanks! This would make sense as the tree is definitely very yew like in appearance and I actually thought it was a Yew until the other day when I decided to have a walk underneath it and found it to be slightly different.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-23 01:26:34, said:
WW and Conifers,

So it is no longer an undetermined species, but "a" Taxus. Taxus baccata, Taxus x media, or another Taxus? Is there a picture of the whole tree?

WiPe, at 2015-01-23 13:56:50, said:
Taxus celebica??? http://www.worldbotanical.com/taxus_celebica.htm

Or maybe another species from Taxus-sumatrana group???

http://www.worldbotanical.com/Key%20Taxus%20sumatrana%20grp.htm

Conifers, at 2015-01-23 18:28:19, said:
Not Taxus sumatrana (syn. T. celebica); that has different, very distinctive foliage. I'd stick with a T. baccata cultivar.

As an aside, that www.worldbotanical.com website is highly unreliable, splits Taxus up into a multitude of "species" on the flimsiest of evidence; it is not accepted by any other taxonomists.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:58:23, said:
I can't add to this thread, other than to remark that Taxus cuspidata seems to be the only other Taxus that wants to reach tree-size in Britain/Ireland, and that the bark of the big old one at Borde Hill is a bit sponger and browner than common Yew, but the leaves are no bigger.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 15:58:16, said:
Wouldn't be sure with the foliage of T. Cuspidata but the spongier bark sounds familiar. I wouldn't feel confident in distinguishing between the pair, are there any known cultivars of T. Baccata with spongier bark?

robur73, at 2012-10-27 20:45:37, said:
Beautiful tree. Thanks.
Tim, at 2015-01-24 15:42:16, said:
Hi Joel,

would you be able to correct the coordinates of this tree?

You can do this by clicking on the the coordinates in the right column, and then clicking on the icon on the map.

Thanks,

Tim


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Tim, at 2015-01-24 12:59:24, said:
Hi Temink,

welcome at the site.

Do you perhaps know the exact position of the tree at Doddington Hall?

You can change the coordinates of a tree by clicking on the tree's icon on the map.

Thanks,

Tim



TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:52:45, said:
Unlike the other one this is Betula pubescens, Downy Birch (the commoner native birch species except on sandy soil). You can tell by the bark which remains fairly evenly coloured and thin at the base - rugged black base for B. pendula.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 22:03:00, said:
Thanks, will change it to B. Pubescens now.


Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-20 20:59:17, said:
Beste Smal65,

Bedankt voor het ontrafelen van de identiteit van deze boom. Ik had hem al een paar keer gezien, maar geen idee wat het was. De eerste van zijn soort op MT. Kende je deze soort?

smal65, at 2015-01-22 19:28:28, said:
We kwamen deze soort tegen tijdens een excursie van de NDV (Nederlandse dendrologische vereniging). Degene die de excursie leidde wist deze boom te vinden. In het arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam staat de soort ook, alleen veel kleiner.
Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-22 19:47:43, said:
Kijk dat zijn nog eens leerzame excursies. Had ik ook bij willen zijn. Hoe oud zou de boom zijn? Ik kwam nog een oude meting van mij tegen van een "raar sparretje" dd 9-12-2010. De omtrek was toen 2,49m bij een hoogte van 15,6m
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-22 19:51:22, said:
Geweldig zo'n groot exemplaar van deze zeldzame soort. Ik ken o.a. een fraai ex. van Torreya californica in het pinetum van Schovenhorst, maar is nog te klein voor MT.

Met deze Torreya en gisteren de zachte berk zijn nu al 187 soorten in NL met een ex. dikker dan 2 meter; op naar de 200!

Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-22 20:08:38, said:
Nog 13 te gaan! Ik hoop dat ik er ook nog 1 van mag ontdekken. Hoe schat jij de leeftijd in Leo?
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-23 16:15:29, said:
leeftijd is niet te schatten, want ik heb geen referentie voor deze soort. Nardo zet je die oude meting er nog op?

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-22 19:37:34, said:
This is not the common Juniper (J. communis), but probably an old Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana'.

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-23 09:45:22, said:
Dank Leo, Ik heb hem even gegoogled en dat geeft hetzelfde resultaat. Vind je hem interessant genoeg om hier te laten staan?

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-23 16:07:49, said:
hoi Wim, ja hoor, het is een oudje, dus interessant.


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franktip, at 2014-12-14 18:04:11, said:
As I was reading the section on sequoia trees outside their natural range, I noticed that there was no information about sequoia trees in Africa. I can confirm that they exist: I was recently in South Africa where I visited the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden in the city of Stellenbosch, where they have a giant sequoia growing side-by-side with a california redwood. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures, but the trees are mentioned on the garden's wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch_University_Botanical_Garden


Tim B, at 2015-01-23 10:34:43, said:
Hi Frank,

I added the tree: Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Can you check the exact coordinate on the map? (It can be changed by clicking on the marker)

Probably I placed the icon close to the tree anyway as it is a very small botanical garden, but I couldn't see the tree on Streetview or on the satellite imagery.

Kind regards,

Tim


franktip, at 2015-01-23 14:11:23, said:
Hi Tim,

Thanks for adding the tree! I am glad to have contributed in this small way.

The location looks approximately right. I don't remember enough of the garden's layout

to pinpoint it further, but this will certainly be good enough because, as you said,

the garden is quite small, and it is hard to overlook a giant sequoia :-) As I recall,

there is a coast redwood right next to it, which is somewhat amusing.

I wonder if there are more sequoia's elsewhere in South AFrica. I didn't see any

in the (very large and beautiful) Kirstenbosch Gardens, but that is to be expected

because that place is focused on indigenous trees and plants.

best regards,

-Frank



Tim, at 2015-01-22 16:19:24, said:
Hallo Juglans30,

heb je toevallig een foto van deze notenboom?

Groeten,

Tim



Samenvoegen bomen landgoed Elswout Overveen
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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-20 10:22:59, said:
Hallo Henk,

Landgoed Elswout in Overveen komt 2x voor op deze site. Het lijkt me beter als die worden samengevoegd. Jij hebt een drietal bomen opgevoerd en Jeroen Philippona en Leo Goudzwaard hebben een andere opgevoerd. Ik heb daar later nog wat bomen aan toegevoegd. De registratie door Jeroen en Leo is ouder. Zou jij jouw registraties willen toevoegen aan die andere site?. En als je daar niet toe komt, heb je er dan bezwaar tegen dat ik of een ander dat doet?.

Vriendelijke groet

Wim Brinkerink


Henk van Boeschoten, at 2015-01-21 13:43:39, said:
Dag Wim, ...zal ze verplaatsen. Ben al een tijd niet meer actief op de site. Ga dit binnenkort inhalen. Heb weer prachtige reizen in Wales en Engeland achter de rug. Overigens, ik ben opgegroeid op het landgoed Elswout, ik ken er elke struik en boom. Met vriendelijke groet Henk van Boeschoten.

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-21 18:16:53, said:
Dank alvast. Interessant. Elswout is een mooi landgoed. Helaas recent een paar monumentale bomen gesneuveld.

Ben benieuwd naar je nieuwe foto's uit Engeland en Wales.

Groet

WIm


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-21 23:12:07, edited at 2015-01-21 23:14:52, said:
Hallo Henk en Wim,

Leuk dat Henk er is opgegroeid. Mijn vader woonde vanaf eind jaren dertig in de Bloemveldlaan in het Ramplaankwartier vlakbij Elswout, mijn opa en oma woonden er nog tot 1970. Vanaf mijn eerste stapjes ben ik zeer veel in Elswout geweest; indertijd moest je er een wandelkaart voor hebben. Aanvankelijk vond ik de roodbonte stamboekkoeien en de waterpartijen het mooiste, later gingen de bomen me ook opvallen. Wellicht kwam ik Henk er wel eens tegen; ik ben in 1955 geboren.

Bijzonder landgoed, helaas zijn inderdaad nogal wat oudere bomen gesneuveld.

Groeten, Jeroen


Henk van Boeschoten, at 2015-01-22 10:47:36, said:
Ha...wat leuk Jeroen. Als kind woonde ik eerst aan het sluisje, Elswoutslaan 10 dat was eind jaren 50. Daarna verhuisden wij naar het poortgebouw. ik heb daar tot 1969 gewoond. De beuken a/d oprijlaan heb ik zien planten door mijn vader. Verder staan er enkele exemplaren die door ons gepoot zijn. De plek waar de wonderboom heeft gestaan is mij door mijn vader aangewezen, toen het beeld Halali verplaats werd, heb ik geholpen het in de menie te zetten (vond ik interessant) de replica (paneel) van het huisje van Kabuur heb ik in 1964 zien schilderen.... enz enz... ach mooooie tijden van weleer.... Bijzonder dat jij daar eveneens al jong mens van genoten hebt. ik kom er nog geregeld..!! Groetje...


Verzameling bomen op één lokatie
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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-16 19:58:37, said:
Hallo Tim,

Ik heb een paar bomen in Velsen Zuid op het landgoed Waterland toegevoegd. Nu blijken de bomen allemaal afzonderlijk te voorschijn te komen in het totaal overzicht onder Velsen-Zuid. Leek me nuttig je dit te melden.

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/nl/nld/noordholland/velsen/

Groet

Wim Brinkerink


Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-16 22:19:23, said:
Dank voor je snelle reactie.

Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:20:46, said:
Hallo Wim,

wat is het probleem precies?

Op http://www.monumentaltrees.com/nl/nld/noordholland/velsen/ zie ik slechts één regel "landgoed Waterland".

Groeten,

Tim


Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-21 16:19:46, said:
Ik dacht dat jij het had opgelost.... Het probleem was dat ik 3 bomen toevoegde op één locatie. Er kwamen echter 3 afzonderlijke bomen met drie locaties tevoorschijn. Dus ze werden niet aan één locatie toegevoegd maar behandeld als 3 afzonderlijke locaties. Nadat ik jou had gemailed waren de bomen gewoon verzameld.

Tim B, at 2015-01-21 16:34:18, said:
Ik had er niets mee te maken hoor. Problemen die zich zelf oplossen, mijn favoriete soort :)

Groeten,

Tim



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patricia, at 2015-01-09 23:25:08, said:
Greetings from Vermont

I was wondering how one could identify the trees that are featured on your home page. I do not find a caption under the photograph.

I love this site. You have put together a valuable place for all.

Thank you


Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:22:40, said:
Hi Patricia,

thanks for your reply. Sadly enough it is not possible to know which tree the cover photo depicts (unless you recognize it), but it is a good point. I'll add a caption or "hover message".

Kind regards,

Tim


patricia, at 2015-01-21 15:19:52, said:
Hello Tim

Many thanks for your reply!

I so enjoy the website and I check it several times a day. In fact it is helping me to plan trips to places of natural beauty and culture! I hope to add a tree or two of my own to the site some day soon.

All the best from Vermont, US

Patricia Vincent



Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-17 22:23:14, said:
Bij deze gezellige picknick onder de Schone Eik in het Zoniënwoud zijn onder andere te herkennen: Tim Bekaert, Marc Meyer, Leo Goudzwaard en Han van Meegeren.
Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:24:05, said:
Dat klopt. Dat was een geslaagde bomenbijeenkomst!

Groeten,

Tim


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pw3, at 2015-01-18 05:38:08, said:
Hi, Tim. I just found MonumentalTrees.com and think it is amazing. It led me to some giant sequoias in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/usa/newmexico/santafecounty/) that I visited just today (and added photos and one measurements of!).

I was wondering, though, how did you find these trees in Santa Fe? (It looks like the info for most of them was added by you.) Did you visit there? Do you know if there are any other sequoias in New Mexico? And how would you suggest I find them?

Thanks so much,

Patrick


Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:23:33, said:
Hi Patrick,

I have never been in Santa Fe, and I remember adding this one as a technical test.

I found it just by googling around a bit.

Kind regards,

Tim



wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-18 15:35:52, said:
Name tag says C. Lawsoniana cv. Versicolor... Would this be right? Definitely not the normal type.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-19 23:21:17, said:
It is a named cultivar. Declared in 1888 by a Dutch nursery. Shall try to send you a description by mail.
WiPe, at 2015-01-20 17:10:41, said:
Pyramidal and broad; branches spreading; branchlets spreading, decurving; sprays and leaves green spotted with creamy white or bright yellow. (Den Ouden / Boom;Manual of cultivated Conifers; 1965,Martinus Nijhof, The Hague)

I have seen one before, but this creamy white or bright yellow spots does not seem to be as bright as you might expect by this discription. I will try to add an image on monumental trees later this week.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:38:32, said:
Thanks, would be appreciated.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-20 23:22:13, said:
WW,

WiPe did it already. Thanks for that WiPe! Hope this will help. I also tried to find a good picture, but it is hard to find with this very old cultivar. Maybe WiPe can help you with his picture. Greetings, Martin

Conifers, at 2015-01-21 00:01:45, said:
As an aside, whatever the cultivar, the species is Lawson's Cypress; it doesn't need to stay in the "Tree of undetermined species" section ;-)
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 07:23:58, said:
Ok thanks, will change it to Lawson Cypress later today.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:47:00, said:
For more pictures of this tree, I took some which I posted here:

You can use the up/down arrows. There are several pictures of the tree, but since I'm a mapper, I also took many other pictures so the pictures of the tree are distributed over the sequence.

http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/ZBvg5PtPhLYbDlrKxYsvwg


Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:24:31, said:
I have 1 more picture (of its name tag). I can't understand why I can't upload 3 pictures in one go, or why there is no button on this page to add another picture for this same tree on this page. I won't go throught the whole process again.

The picture can be found here, along with more pictures taken in the arboretum.

It took me more than an hour to add 1 tree for which I still had to add the species.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:24:44, said:
Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:25:40, said:
Also, I can't seem to add the variety using the UI. It is var. maximowiozii.
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 00:35:35, said:
The variety maximowiczii is no longer considered distinct from the type, it is just part of the normal variation in the species.
Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 07:59:38, said:
I see. I'm not much of a dendrologist. My interest is in adding trees to Openstreetmap. And this one looked quite peculiar, so I tried adding it here.

That tree is in an arboretum, therefore it is tagged, which makes it easier/possible for me to 'determine' what species it is.

If the information on the tag is wrong or deprecated by the time I go over to take a picture, I'm lost, of course.

Should something be changed about this entry? Is there a way to remove var. (which remains empty now) from it?

WiPe, at 2015-01-20 17:03:36, said:
It is quite a rather small tree to put on monumental trees. There are more interesting plants of this specimen to be found in Belgium

http://www.dendrologie.be/nl/trees?field_tree_name_value_2=&field_tree_name_value_3=KALOPANAX+SEPTEMLOBUS&field_park_value=&city_value=

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:33:19, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it.


Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:36:53, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it. (If it ever finishes loading. The speed of this site is driving me nuts)


giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '1445'

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:37:19, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it. (If it ever finishes loading. The speed of this site is driving me nuts)


giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '1445'


wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-19 16:55:30, said:
The foilage is yew like only the leaves are bigger, and thicker as well, the bark is also softish and can easily be torn off...
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 00:34:05, said:
Foliage pics, please!!
foomanz, at 2015-01-20 01:03:11, said:
Foliage at http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/photos/38080/

The bark and trunk are very consistant with P. totara. P. cunninghami has much thinner, papery bark.

P. acutifolius, P. totara x acutifolius or P. nubigenus would be my call. If the tree was in NZ, I would straightaway say P. totara x acutifolius or P. totara var waihoenis.

See

http://nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=1176

http://nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=1177

http://nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=1173

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 09:50:52, said:
Hi, the foilage pic you have linked is that of another Pododcarpus within the forest, this one is definitely a different tree altogether, the bark on the other one is thinner and smoother, I will upload a pic of it today.

Conifers, I will also upload a picture of the foilage of this tree today.

foomanz, at 2015-01-20 21:12:42, said:
Whoops, sorry about the confusion!

Cheers,

Matt

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:30:30, said:
No problem, haven't got round to uploading a picture of the bark of the other tree but I will tomorrow.

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pw3, at 2015-01-18 05:40:10, said:
Hi! I noticed you posted some information about a giant sequoia in Santa Fe (Near the end of San Antonio, on the right. About 3 blocks S). I recently drove by it, and it's a beautiful tree! How did you find it? And how did you figure out when it was planted?

Thanks so much,

Patrick


siriatma, at 2015-01-19 15:57:30, said:
I met the guy that planted the tree. Talk with Micheal Melendrez at http://treesthatplease.org/ you won't regret it. A great soul.

siriatma, at 2015-01-19 16:01:58, said:
There are three giant sequoias in that neighborhood. Did you find them all? Best way to find giant sequoias is to go to some high ground and look down. They are the tallest trees around. Don't miss the Sequoiadendron 'pendulosa' in front of payne's nursery on St Micheal's. If you head back to town from the San Antonio tree and take the first small dead end right turn off assacia de madre, you will find another one. I have over 40 sequoia's on my property in Espanola.

siriatma, at 2015-01-19 16:03:39, said:
You might want to see all the sequoias he (micheal) planted around the capital building (the round one).

pw3, at 2015-01-19 19:23:35, said:
Wow, thanks for the amazing reply. I'll definitely get in contact with Michael. So I saw the tree at the end of San Antonio (Near the end of San Antonio, on the right. About 3 blocks S) and I saw the one off Acequia Madre (Acequia Madre). Is there another one I'm I missed?

Your property sounds amazing. How old are the trees on your property?

Thanks so much,

Patrick


siriatma, at 2015-01-19 21:57:22, said:
I started planting sequoias in 1996

pw3, at 2015-01-20 04:41:04, said:
That's awesome! How big are the oldest ones now?


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-19 18:26:17, said:
Bonjour Milimims,

Je pense ce beau chêne est un chêne rouvre, Quercus petraea ou Quercus pubescens, et pas un chêne vert, Quercus ilex.

Hello Milimims,

I think this is a Sessile Oak, Quercus petraea or perhaps Q. pubescens and not a Holm Oak, Quercus ilex. This can be seen from the lobed leaves.

Best regards,

Jeroen Philippona


Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-19 21:22:01, said:
I do agree with Jeroen, either Q. petraea or Q. pubescens, Leo


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-19 18:24:06, said:
Bonjour Milimims,

Je pense ce beau chêne est un chêne rouvre, Quercus petraea ou Quercus pubescens, et pas un chêne , Quercus ilex.

Hello Milimims,

I think this is a sessile oak (Quercus petraea) or perhaps Q. pubescens and not a Quercus ilex. This can be seen from the lobed leaves.

Best regards,

Jeroen Philippona



Kjel, at 2015-01-02 09:27:32, said:
Zoals bij veel oude kastanjes begint de stam te torsen
Tim, at 2015-01-02 09:54:58, said:
Ik kom vaak bij deze boom voorbij tijdens mijn middagloopjesin Gent (langs de Schelde en het Gentbrugse meersen). Leuk deze ook hier op de website te zien verschijnen.

Groeten,

Tim

Kjel, at 2015-01-02 10:58:38, said:
Fijn om te horen dat er nog mensen van deze boom genieten. Ik zou graag wat van die Robinias zien verdwijnen om hem wat meer licht te geven zodat de onderste takken niet helemaal sterven.

In de wijk Meersemhof staan trouwens nog twee kanjers als restant van het kasteeldomein: een (jammer genoeg gekandelaarde) moerascipres waarvan enkel de kruin zichtbaar is vanop de straat en een knoert van een beuk die goed te bewonderen valt van op de wegel die door de wijk loopt.

WiPe, at 2015-01-03 13:34:20, said:
Kjel,

als je tijd hebt, kun je die dan fotograferen en toevoegen?

Groeten

Wim

Kjel, at 2015-01-18 16:15:10, said:
Dag Wim

Zie Meersemwegel

Groeten,

Kjel


Kjel, at 2015-01-18 15:56:59, said:
De beuk met de bewoonster op de voorgrond na een onderhoudssnoei (enkel dood hout verwijderd).

Conifers, at 2015-01-18 14:17:43, said:
Pinus nigra ;-)
Frank Gyssling, at 2015-01-18 14:24:22, said:
I mean also this is not an Atlas cedar!
Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-18 15:01:28, said:
I didn't trust my own judgement and followed the determination of the "Bomenstichting" In their records it is recorded as a Cedrus Atlantica. When I was there I couldn't believe it was one. Thank you for the correction. And I have to trust myself better now and then.

Conifers, at 2014-11-23 18:38:35, said:
Podocarpus sp., perhaps P. salignus (though the leaves are a bit short for this)
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-23 21:00:48, said:
Thanks, yes I think P. Salignus leaves are too big, will upload a clearer picture..... Possibly nubigenus?
Conifers, at 2014-11-25 09:49:22, said:
Doesn't look like P. nubigenus, which has shorter, stiffer, denser leaves. How large is the plant? If just a small, young plant it could well still be P. salignus, as when young (up to maybe 1-2m tall?) they do have shorter leaves like this.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-25 11:44:49, said:
Hi, there are two trees both about 8 or 9 metres tall at the max...
Conifers, at 2014-11-25 23:17:41, said:
OK! So some other Podocarpus . . . not easy!
TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-11-26 18:12:01, said:
Wouldn't P. totara be the obvious species?

Unfortunately, there are no historic Alan Mitchell records for these younger plantings at Gosford. Do we know where the Forest Service (?) may have been sourcing them from?

wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-26 19:01:14, edited at 2014-11-26 19:46:22, said:
I will have to get down on Saturday to get a clearer picture of the tree and foliage. Would be hard to know where the Forest Service would have sourced these from as there haven't really been any plantings since and there may not be any records.
Conifers, at 2014-11-26 20:26:25, said:
Doesn't look like P. totara - leaves too long and lax.

ww'97 - are the leaves hard and spiny to handle, or fairly soft?

wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-26 21:14:54, said:
They are a bit spiny but not too much, wouldn't say they are soft either...
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-27 20:58:44, said:
I have uploaded a couple of clearer pictures of the shoots.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-28 17:24:53, said:
It wouldn't be P. Cunninghamii??
Conifers, at 2014-11-28 17:51:57, said:
Not Podocarpus cunninghamii, that has shorter, broader leaves, and - like Podocarpus totara and Podocarpus nubigenus - is also harder and spinier than your comments suggest. Unfortunately, it's a large genus, and though not many are hardy, tracing the right one won't be at all easy.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-28 21:17:50, said:
We'll get there eventually!! I will upload a photo of the shape of the tree and the bark tomorrow..
Conifers, at 2014-11-28 23:10:24, said:
Thanks!

Checking through all the pics again, my feeling is still best for P. salignus, a short-leaved individual. Try measuring the longest leaves you can find.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-11-29 17:41:18, said:
Your picture of the crown now rules out P. salignus. I'd still be inclined to plump for P. totara (probably young vigorous trees have longer leaves than is quoted for old wild ones) but hybrids between salignus and totara do occur in cultivation. The largest and oldest known, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, was 9m tall a couple of years ago, so if a sister-seedling was distributed to Gosford, it would be about the size of your tree by now.
Conifers, at 2014-11-29 18:02:26, edited at 2014-11-29 18:38:10, said:
That hybrid is the best option so far, certainly (a new one to me!).
foomanz, at 2015-01-15 04:53:59, said:
Hi all,

P. cunninghamii does have significantly longer and softer juvenile foliage that can occur on mature trees.

Another possible ID is P. acutifolius, or needle leaf totara. P. totara x acutifolius hybrid varities are very common in NZ, and normally have a similar form to the tree here.

Is there a photo of the trunk/bark?

Cheers,

Matt


Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-13 22:09:48, said:
Hallo Henk,

Deze locatie is 2 keer geregistreerd. De andere is eerder geregistreerd, dus het lijkt logisch om de bomen van deze site daar aan toe te voegen. Alleen de prachtige oude beuk staat op beide sites. Zou jij deze 2 bomen aan die andere site willen toevoegen svp? En voor de boom die op beide registraties is opgenomen,kan samenvoegen alleen door jouw foto's weg te halen en opnieuw op te laden bij de andere boom.



wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-12 21:36:12, said:
Tree on the right is this one described, the taller and broader one. The one on the left is slightly smaller.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-12 21:26:04, said:
On the left, county champion girth and height Coast Rewood on right.

Bieuwe Roelofs, at 2015-01-09 20:41:10, said:
De boom is waarschijnlijk aangetast door de schubbige bundelzwam.
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-10 15:01:41, said:
ja 2 jaar geleden heb ik ook al veel paddenstoelen aan de voet zien staan, toch lijkt het de boom weinig te deren, ik kom er regelmatig langs, maar had hem nog nooit gemeten.
Bieuwe Roelofs, at 2015-01-10 20:49:12, said:
De boom redelijk recent nader onderzocht, de wortelaanlopen zijn onderzocht en de stabiliteit van de boom. Vooralsnog is hij veilig.

Ik vind het een pracht van een boom, Vooral op deze plek.


patricia, at 2015-01-09 23:29:10, said:
Where is the identification of the trees featured on the home page?

Thank you



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JordIgd1977, at 2015-01-08 12:17:48, said:
He añadido la ficha de dos nuevos árboles a la base de datos, pero pese a haber seguido paso a paso las instrucciones de la web en el momento de la creación de las fichas y haber introducido con exactitud la localización de los árboles, una vez publicadas las fichas en ambos casos aparece que el país de ubicación es Bélgica, cuando debería ser España. No logro entender qué ocurre ni logro encontrar el modo de corregirlo. ¿Alguien puede ayudarme en ese respecto?

Gracias.


Tim, at 2015-01-08 21:58:37, said:
Hello JordIgd1977,

excuse me for replying in English and not in Spanish, as my Spanish isn't very good.

The error you mentioned was a temporary issue, caused by a bug that I inadvertently introduced when working on new functionality for the site (elevation for each tree, and elevation distribution profiles for species).

It should be solved now and thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,

Tim



Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-08 17:25:52, said:
Is Belgie zo ver naar het zuiden uitgebreid?
Bess, at 2015-01-08 20:19:27, said:
Wij hebben daar een Kolonie… ;-)

JordIgd1977, at 2015-01-07 16:14:59, said:
Roble de Ancosa. Foto tomada en septiembre de 2013.

Bess, at 2015-01-07 13:47:50, said:
De hele regio barst van prachtige beukehagen.

Bess, at 2015-01-07 10:52:57, said:
Prachtige foto! We hebben elkaar op een paar dagen na gemist onder de boom! :-)
David van Iersel, at 2015-01-07 11:00:53, said:
't was ook een prachtige dag met de zon op de besneeuwde omgeving.

Groet David.


Bess, at 2015-01-07 10:51:03, said:
Tak vers afgezaagd tot aan de stam ter hoogte van de twee kleine venstertjes in de kerk. Reden?

Tim, at 2014-12-23 11:57:44, said:
Great picture, John.
John D Harvey, at 2015-01-06 13:47:05, said:
Thanks Tim, I had to put on an auto timer on the camera and run like hell for ten seconds. I kind of just collapsed against the tree at that point.

karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 23:37:47, said:
Portuguese Institute for Nature and Forests Conservation (ICNF)

http://www.icnf.pt/portal/florestas/ArvoresFicha?Processo=KNJ1/555&Concelho=&Freguesia=&Distrito=


karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 23:24:25, said:

Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-26 15:03:45, edited at 2014-12-26 15:04:07, said:
De in 2014 helaas afgescheurde en daarna afgezaagde tak.
Frank, at 2015-01-04 20:27:29, said:
Dat is jammer, Jeroen.

Ik heb de boom ook al drie keer bezocht. De laatste keer in November 2013. Wanneer is de tak afgebroken? En bestaan daar fotos van?

Groeten uit Duitsland,

Frank

Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-04 22:54:05, said:
Hoi Frank,

Het is in 2014 gebeurd, maar ik weet niet wanneer. Ik heb er geen foto's van, wellicht hebben mensen van de gemeente, die de tak hebben afgezaagd, er foto's van gemaakt.

Groeten, Jeroen


Karlheinz, at 2015-01-03 12:51:58, said:
Diesen Baum gibt es hier nicht. Die Fotos zeigen nicht die Ortslage an der St-Bernhard-Kirche in Ense-Niederense (51.493238, 7.993812). Der hier fotografierte Baum vor dem markanten Gedenkstein ist die "Kirchlinde" vor der St. Petrus-Dorfkirche in 34497 Korbach, Quellenstraße 10 (im Dorf Nieder-Ense):

http://www.google.de/maps?q=51.23338,8.85753

English:

This tree does not exist at the specified location. The photos do not show the location at St-Bernhardkirche in Niederense. The photographed tree in the distinctive surroundings with the memorial stone is the "Kirchlinde" in front of St. Peter's church in 34497 Korbach, Quellenstraße 10 (in the village Nieder-Ense).

Tim, at 2015-01-03 21:01:37, said:
Hello Karlheinz,

you can create the new location by filling in the form "Baum hinzufügen" but stopping after you saved the new "Standort". Then you can move this tree to this location by clicking "Bearbeiten Sie die Daten von diesem Baum" and then changing the "Standort".

Kind regards,

Tim

Karlheinz, at 2015-01-04 10:46:57, said:
Hello Tim, I have done so.

Diese Standort-Änderung hätte ich gern dem Registrierer dieses Baumes überlassen, doch der hat andere Prioritäten. Hier noch eine Erklärung, wie ich dieses Standort-Puzzle lösen konnte: durch Internet-Recherche und Bildvergleich fand ich dieses Foto zu einem Geocache http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/e64cd982-6745-4198-908b-fd7405887fde.jpg und konnte es einem Standort zuordnen. Die genauen Koordinaten habe ich der Naturdenkmal-Verordnung des Landkreises Waldeck-Frankenberg entnommen. Vor Ort selber war ich nicht.

Grüße

Karlheinz


karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 03:20:51, said:

Tim, at 2015-01-03 21:02:41, said:
Very nice, Alberto. Keep up the good work!


Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-02 08:08:21, said:
var caesia is not an accepted name, the right name should be var glauca

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-02 22:44:59, said:
It depends who you ask... If you ask me, I would suggest that it is probably best where possible if we all use the names as they appear on this site, rather than changing them frequently according to individual viewpoints.

Conifers, at 2015-01-03 00:32:41, said:
Whatever the status, it is certainly has an incorrect spelling here; scientific names never use accents (á, é, etc).

As to the identity of var. caesia; it does represent a genetically distinct population, north of 44°N in the interior USA and Canada, with var. glauca south of 44°N. These two together are even more distinct from coastal menziesii, from which they are better distinguished at subspecies rank - see the discussion in Grimshaw & Bayton, New Trees.



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treehugger, at 2015-01-02 04:24:50, said:
Does anyone know where exactly the "Monmouth Tree" in England

grew? Is there any trace of the tree on the site where it

lived? Can someone tell the backstory /legend regarding

The "Monmouth Tree"?


TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-02 22:42:02, said:
There were several trees associated with the First Duke of Monmouth who was beheaded in 1685 after leading the Monmouth Rebellion and proclaiming himself King of England and Scotland. The Monmouth Tree at Whitelackington in Somerset was a Sweet Chestnut under which Monmouth is supposed to have dined; it blew down in 1897. In the 1970s the Monmouth Ash still grew at Horton in Dorset and was a descendent of the tree that marked the spot where the Duke was finally captured on Horton Heath. There is also still a Monmouth Oak at Toddington Manor in Bedfordshire, where Monmouth had hid in 1683 after an earlier rebellion (the Rye Plot).

A good source for legends like this is J H Wilks, 'Trees of the British Isles in History and Legend', 1972.



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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-02 11:54:09, said:
Er is weer een nieuw mooi fotoboek verschenen. Zie hier een korte introductie. Ik zag hem te koop (hoewel niet voorradig) bij Amazon.com. http://www.bethmoon.com/TouchWood00.html


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Tim, at 2015-01-02 09:53:15, said:
Hello Pipiltin,

welcome at the site!

If there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Tim



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Tim, at 2015-01-02 09:44:28, said:
Hi all,

the Governing Council of the Galápagos Islands (www.gobiernogalapagos.gob.ec) has started a heritage tree catalog project and has chosen to use MonumentalTrees.com for this. For this I have added Ecuador to the country list, so we should be seeing trees from the Galápagos Islands soon.

Kind regards,

Tim



Frank Gyssling, at 2015-01-01 14:28:50, said:
dickste Sumpfzypresse in Deutschland

Conifers, at 2012-08-07 07:37:22, said:
This one is Pinus ponderosa subsp. scopulorum
Wim Brinkerink, at 2012-08-07 07:45:49, said:
U'll change it. And there are more to come.
Pavel1Hoessl, at 2014-12-26 15:50:19, said:
Dear Wim,

first of all, I am sorry for my late answer! Secondly I appreciate a lot the comments to my work and picture's quality from the professional photograph's calibre as you are. The trees are for me a kind of my life philosophy which I like a lot. In case of your images, it is a perfect and mainly an professional work has been done by heart and big emotion which not allows me to evaluate it on the end. I wish you a big achievements on the way to the trees !!

Have a nice time !

With best regards

Pavel

Wim Brinkerink, at 2014-12-31 21:56:58, said:
Hi Pavel,

Thank you for your nice words and appreciation.

Wim


wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-29 17:18:36, said:
Here are the cones of this fir.... I climbed the tree to get a clear picture of them! On the end of the branches towards the top of the tree.
Conifers, at 2014-11-29 17:34:00, said:
An un-named hybrid Abies forrestii × Abies homolepis. I've seen this hybrid at several places (including RBG Edinburgh), likely that someone collected a whole lot of seed of one growing close to the other in a garden, and sold the seedlings to various gardens.

Nice work getting the pic!! ;-)

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-11-29 18:11:13, said:
Very interesting - and an attractive foliage plant. I'd be interested in seeing the bark of this tree (as the parents are so different in bark, this is presumably distinctive in itself) - and in the height and girth of this specimen.
Conifers, at 2014-11-29 18:44:52, said:
Yep, it is an attractive plant - combines the bold foliage of A. forrestii with the better dry-climate tolerance of A. homolepis; also starts coning young, and often bears cones low down. Always a good-looking tree whenever I've seen it.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-29 19:01:07, said:
Wasn't as many cones on it this year but last year there were lots and some where on some of the lower branches.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-04 19:49:29, said:
Hello Owen, I have added the height and girth of this tree. 19m high and 1.30m girth.
TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-12-07 18:19:23, said:
Thanks - I shall enthrone this as the champion for the hybrid by default. Conifers, is the Edinburgh RBG tree of similar age (and a bit smaller in the drier climate there)? I've not measured it (or any of the others you refer to), doubtless passing them over as forrestii.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-07 18:32:54, said:
Just before you do, I added the wrong height measurement, thankfully it is not out by much. 17.5m for the height.
Conifers, at 2014-12-07 21:24:06, said:
Ho Owen

"Conifers, is the Edinburgh RBG tree of similar age (and a bit smaller in the drier climate there)?"

From memory, it's a little bit larger (maybe 20m?, and the largest of this hybrid I've seen). It's many years since I last got up to RBGE now so it's likely to be even larger now. It is (assuming it's still there!) a short way in northeast of the West Gate, toward the southern edge of the Pinetum area.

Discovered I took some (rather bad!) pics of it last time I was there, including one of the label; the label says "Abies homolepis var. umbellata" (which it obviously isn't), and accession number 1971.5734A - does that help locate it in any records?

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-12-08 18:51:14, said:
Conifers,

In that case I do know the tree, and it was thriving last summer (16m x 234cm girth, so the Gosford tree is slightly taller). As it had grown from 198cm girth in 2004, the '1971' accession date could just possibly reflect the actual planting date as it's not a common number at Edinburgh.

In the pinetum at Edinburgh there is also a genuine A. homolepis var. umbellata from Wilson 7707, planted in 1915 but slightly smaller than 1971.5734A. I didn't compare the two - when it comes to Asiatic Abies I'm just glad when there's a label on them! The Edinburgh tree is the only known survivor from W 7707, but a much bigger var. umbellata at Dawyck was planted in 1924, presumably from a Wilson collection. On Alan Mitchell's card-index he suggested W 4078 for this tree (and also for trees at Vernon Holme, planted in 1908 and since lost, and at Holkham Hall). Oddly, a tree known to be from W 4078 still grows in the Edinburgh pinetum (1911.1010A) and is labelled, credibly, as A. forrestii. (It was one of two in 1985 when Alan commented 'verging on A. fabri').

I was also at Holkham the other month, and found a tree which I assumed to be the one Alan had suspected to be from W 4078. It had an unusually columnar habit for A. homolepis and unusually long leaves, so certainly not A. forrestii. The differences might suggest it's var. umbellata (I didn't see cones) but might be a result of the dry, continental climate there.

Comments from anyone welcomed!

Conifers, at 2014-12-09 01:31:25, said:
It'd be worth asking Keith Rushforth about those Wilson numbers, he'll know them well.
RedRob, at 2014-12-09 17:56:18, said:
I had a look for the Edinburgh RBG fir on Geograph and didn't find it but founf this:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/462264

Read about these growing as companions to the Redwoods in Humboldt county etc.

wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-31 00:31:21, said:
Hello Owen, I have finally got round to adding photos of the bark of this tree, trunk is quite mossy but I managed to scrape some moss off to take a photo.

Indi, at 2014-12-29 15:41:46, said:
je vous confirme l'existence du séquoia de Cunlhat, situé rue de Bourgeallat. A la louche, il fait une trentaine de mètres et je mesurerai la circonférence à la base prochainement. Il a été planté au début du 20ème siècle (1906 ?).


Tim B, at 2011-01-24 22:49:00, said:
Dit is de grootste Pendulum die ik ooit zag. Zeer opmerkelijk. Ik ben er vorig jaar nét niet aan voorbijgereden met de koersfiets, wat een pech. Groeten, Tim
WiPe, at 2011-01-25 10:06:00, said:
Ik had hem de eerste keer ook net gemist, pas op de terugweg hebben we die boom toevallig gevonden. Ik heb nog een foto van een andere Pendulum, in de buurt van Le Mans. Maar ik zal toch eerst de exacte locatie moeten terugvinden eer ik die foto kan posten. Bovenien is die boom een stuk minder goot dan dit, meer dan opvallende, exemplaar.
xandru, at 2014-12-27 12:26:55, edited at 2014-12-27 13:44:26, said:
Ces deux séquoias pleureurs se trouvent face à l’église à Saint-Laurent(StreetView). C’est le croisement de rue des Campanules et ruelle de la Marlière.
WiPe, at 2014-12-27 15:20:11, edited at 2014-12-27 15:22:29, said:
T'as raison. Il me resemble que j'étais completement perdue au moment que j'avais trouvé cettes deux arbres; Merci de le corriger; J'ai ajouté les arbres au rue des Campanules, Saint Laurent.

Il me resemble que je peux pa s corriger les coordonées au carte google.

xandru, at 2014-12-28 10:22:13, said:
Je viens de corriger les coordonnées des arbres. Cependant je n’aurais pas su comment changer leur adresse.

Scholem Alejchem, at 2014-12-28 09:37:35, edited at 2014-12-28 10:43:38, said:
Measuring Question:

How could I measure this kind of tree??

Picture

Happy new Year

Scholem



xandru, at 2014-12-26 19:50:13, said:
Dieser Mammutbaum existiert nicht mehr. Ende August 2014 war ich an der gegenüber liegenden Tankstelle und habe den Baum nicht gesehen. Zum Vergleich:


Tim, at 2014-12-26 21:09:46, said:
Indeed, the tree is now shown in the lists in a striketrough fashion.

Kind regards,

Tim



Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-26 15:09:39, said:
OP deze foto uit september 2014 heeft de boom een vrij spitse top; vergelijking met de foto van Nardo Kaandorp uit 2006 laat zien dat de top behoorlijk is gegroeid.

Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-26 15:08:28, said:
Op deze foto uit 2006 heeft de boom een ronde top.

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Tim B, at 2014-12-21 14:30:57, said:
Hello,

I know quite a few sent me mails, and I received these but was not able to answer yet.

Today I had some time to work on the site and chose to try to do something about the 'max_user_connections' problem that occurs when Chinese spammers hammer the site.

What I did:

- block registration attempts from sina.com domain and removed over 500 fake users

- made the recent changes list faster, overall improving the site's performance (the downside of this currently the orange color with unseen edits is temporarily not there, restoring that is the next priority).

- allowed pasting links with German characters (ä, ö, ü, ß) in

Kind regards,

Tim


Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-21 22:06:35, said:
Hi Tim,

Very good, if these spammers are mostly from China it is better to block all entrances from that country as till now (as far as I know) there have not been serious users from China.

Kind regards, Jeroen


Tim, at 2014-12-26 13:44:36, said:
Hi,

the indication of the recent changes done since the last login in an orange color has been restored.

Kind regards,

Tim



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rtrynor, at 2014-12-26 01:34:38, said:
There is an eastern hemlock in Spednic lake provincial park in New Brunswick in Southern York County near the canada US border. The span of my arms could only reach about a third around the circumference of the tree at five feet up from the base. It is a single trunk for several feet up the tree.


Conifers, at 2014-12-26 09:37:38, said:
Nice find! Well worth getting a six metre tape and measuring its girth accurately.


Karlheinz, at 2014-12-20 19:04:21, said:
Hello Leo Goudzwaard, Conifers and all others,

can you confirm Ulmus minor?

Greetings Karlheinz

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-12-24 21:12:28, said:
Yes, Ulmus minor.
Karlheinz, at 2014-12-25 01:38:54, said:
Thanks Owen, for evaluation!
Martin Tijdgat, at 2014-12-25 10:13:39, said:
Hai Karlheinz

Why is there a yellow painted dot on the trunk? Those dots are most used to mark a tree for felling. Is there a permit for removing thit tree?

Karlheinz, at 2014-12-25 11:00:38, said:
I do not know. But the cuts at the thick branches in half height are still fresh. Such tree care measures would hardly be executed if the tree must fall.

Conifers, at 2014-12-21 20:37:57, said:
Where does one measure the girth on a tree like this? I'd guess, not below 4 or 5 metres height?
Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-21 22:00:42, said:
Bart Bouricius wrote the buttresses are up to 45 feet / 13.6 m high along the trunk, so only there the girth without buttresses can be measured. He tried it but they could not manage this. He will try it at a next visit to the tree. As I wrote he estimated the girth without buttresses at breast height at something between 6.7 and 9.8 m.
Conifers, at 2014-12-21 22:54:53, said:
Thanks!

Hi welcome
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Wim Brinkerink, at 2014-12-19 21:05:55, said:
Hi.

I only recently took account of your contributions. I like the trees you post and admire your pictures. I welcome you very much.

Wim


Wim Brinkerink, at 2014-12-19 21:17:31, said:
Adjusting my first mail. I like people who are interested in the images, and their qualities and overall-view of the tree. So I have an individualistic approach to trees. Some of us are more interested in numbers and records. I welcome everyone who prefers the image. And especially if they can make a difference. You will do so, I'm sure of that.

I am curious about your following contributions.



Wim Brinkerink, at 2014-12-19 20:54:44, edited at 2014-12-19 21:00:48, said:
Fantastic tree, very nice pictures.

Conifers, at 2014-12-19 14:19:13, said:
Nice tree! It's a Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens, not a Giant Sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum (so of even more value, as less commonly planted).
Brian, at 2014-12-19 17:13:01, said:
Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated.

Need advice saving two sequoia
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Brian, at 2014-12-16 03:35:28, said:
I have two sequoia trees approximately 20m tall x 5m girth in scenic North Bend Washington, USA. One recently lost a limb, which unfortunately almost destroyed my neighbor's garage. My neighbor has engaged a lawyer to force me to cut these beautiful trees down. I would like to find an arborist expert on sequoia. I want to do all I can to save these trees from destruction. Is there an arborist in western Washington State that would be best for this assignment? Thanks

Brian.


RedRob, at 2014-12-17 16:22:08, said:
Hello Brian, welcome. Not Washington state but not a million miles away and an arborist with a definite interest in redwoods to say the least is this guy:

http://www.mdvaden.com/

I would send Mario a message with your query and ask him his advice, if you send him detailed photos I imagine that he may be able to help even from a distance.


Brian, at 2014-12-17 16:52:15, said:
RedRob, thank you for your help. I will follow your excellent advice.

RedRob, at 2014-12-17 16:57:00, said:
You are very welcome Brian, hope that Mario can help save your trees. Perhaps you could register them on here to help with your cause against the lawyers?

The weather good in your area at the moment? I am in Yorkshire, England but have seen and have been following the coverage of the storm in California with the houses buried in mud from mudslides.


Brian, at 2014-12-18 03:07:06, said:
RedRob, thanks again for the information. I was also able to find an arborist in a local town, Fall City, that may know about sequoia. It was a little to dreary to take premium pictures today. It should be nice tomorrow, before five days of forecasted rain.

I was not certain I should register my trees; they are not that big by sequoia standards. I have a Bigleaf maple (girth about 8 - 9 m) as well as cedars and firs that are larger. I'll take accurate measurements with the pictures tomorrow.

The weather here is very nice. We are not getting pounded by the storms that are rolling through California.


Conifers, at 2014-12-19 14:20:33, said:
Just seen the photo - nice tree! It's a Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens, not a Giant Sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum (so of even more value, as less commonly planted).

Brian, at 2014-12-19 17:12:41, said:
Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated.


Quercus Hispanica and Q x Hispanica Lucombeana
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wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-18 16:42:57, said:
Could someone tell me, is it Q x Hispanica that keeps it's leaves all year? And 'Lucombeana' that loses most but not all of its leaves? I recently uploaded a 5.18m oak which I think is Q x Hispanica as it still had all its leaves(this was in mid November). Would I be correct in saying this?

Conifers, at 2014-12-18 17:42:32, said:
Quercus × hispanica is the name which covers all hybrids between Turkey Oak and Cork Oak; so it is very variable, and of course includes 'Lucombeana' as a sub-set.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-12-18 17:52:54, said:
The commonest clones of Q. x hispanica in Britain and Ireland are 'William Lucombe', which should have about 80% of its leaves left in December and 20% by March, and an unnamed corky-barked clone grafted at the base on Turkey Oak, which is almost completely evergreen. Rarer clones include 'Fulhamensis' which loses most of its leaves after Christmas and a few unnamed deciduous clones. 'William Lucombe' is the only clone that regularly reaches 5m girth with a good single bole.

wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-18 18:18:57, said:
Thanks, this makes things clearer, I shall upload an image of the tree as it is at the minute. The trunk was hidden away for many years by Rhodo Ponticum until these were cleared about 5 years ago and until this time you couldn't see the size of the trunk.

wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-18 19:26:03, said:
Just as a matter of interest, what size of leaf has 'William Lucombe'? There are 2 other Lucombe oaks in the forest with quite a big leaf but the leaves on this tree are smaller than these ones.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-12-18 21:15:45, said:
'William Lucombe's' leaves are Turkey-Oak sized but more regularly lobed. The most vigorous examples might have slightly bigger leaves - it's probably the biggest-leaved clone (or group of clones perhaps by now) of Q. x hispanica. Q. castaneifolia is always a possibility for a look-alike with significantly longer leaves: this is deciduous but can hold only its dead leaves through winter.

Conifers, at 2014-12-18 21:35:37, said:
Even Quercus cerris is only just starting to shed leaves in the last few days around here

wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-18 22:23:07, said:
Probably is one of the larger leaved clones then, I will upload a photo of the leaves of this particular tree and of the other Lucombe oak which I have added to this site.

Thanks.


wwhiteside97, at 2014-12-19 13:59:00, said:
I have uploaded pictures of the two trees, both are not the same examples but are the same species of tree. The 5.18 tree is exactly the same species as the one I have uploaded with nearly all of its leaves still on. The other Lucombe Oak? I have uploaded has nearly all of its leaves gone, I have also uploaded images of the leaves of both trees.


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