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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-06-2022, 05:57 PM
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Posted By montcalm
You bet - I've been interested in this for years...

You bet - I've been interested in this for years but I never really made a serious effort. More passive...

But with that, I must say, my interest in it has changed. I'm not really much...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-10-2022, 02:55 PM
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Posted By montcalm
https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/erm/ This...

https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/erm/

This is a pretty good tool as well. If you look at the layer called "Significant Natural Communities" there are number of things listed in the park. Some...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-09-2022, 08:06 PM
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Posted By montcalm
He was probably partially joking. Who knows -...

He was probably partially joking. Who knows - everyone I know who had him for Dendro loved him.

He makes some good points regarding first growth and old growth, although I'd tend to agree more...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-08-2022, 07:24 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Pine Orchard (mentioned a couple times) is a...

Pine Orchard (mentioned a couple times) is a really easy hike.

There's also an old growth patch of red spruce not too far away near the Goldmine Stream waterfall if you are down that way. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-07-2022, 11:01 PM
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Posted By montcalm
I highly recommend this: ...

I highly recommend this:

https://youtu.be/5MCk-sWgdbU


the audio is not great and Kudish is a nut, but there's a lot of great info in this presentation. I wish he'd publish that damned book...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-07-2022, 10:58 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Yeah, there are 4 of them with him. I recommend...

Yeah, there are 4 of them with him. I recommend them all, all great. The co-evolved species may not be as practical as the "Reading the forested Landscape" series.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-07-2022, 07:57 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Tom Wessels?

Tom Wessels?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2022, 05:51 PM
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Posted By montcalm
It does look like most of Pigeon Lake Wilderness...

It does look like most of Pigeon Lake Wilderness area is first growth (unlogged, not necessarily old).

On the northern portion near Moose Lake, Herkimer/Hamilton Co. line is the border - to the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2022, 05:03 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Studying the old fire maps - it does look like...

Studying the old fire maps - it does look like the section between the Truck trail and Mud pond are old growth. I believe you can see a good portion of it just from the trail - Kudish pointed out...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2022, 01:49 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Also worth a watch: ...

Also worth a watch:

https://youtu.be/5MCk-sWgdbU

Thanks again KB for this.



Kudish doesn't talk a lot about the structural components of old growth i.e. old growth characteristics...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2022, 01:40 PM
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Posted By montcalm
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43911003 You...

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43911003


You need to register but this is free to read (who knows what concessions I made on my life to get it, but it was worth it).


Some great research on the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-24-2022, 09:09 PM
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Posted By montcalm
I should add there's no written rule as to what...

I should add there's no written rule as to what age these "old" trees should be to constitute old-growth. I generally see the individuals in the references above referring to old-growth with trees...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-24-2022, 01:38 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Red oak is said to have some indicators as it...

Red oak is said to have some indicators as it ages. Perhaps in parts of the eastern Adirondacks there are oaks approaching old age.

I've been able to look at a few different age classes of red...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2022, 07:27 PM
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Posted By montcalm
My focus here on yellow birch may not be...

My focus here on yellow birch may not be apparent, but in terms of old growth northern hardwoods, this may be one of the best indicators. It's also a good tree to look for because the bark does...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2022, 02:21 PM
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Posted By montcalm
One of the claimed 450+ year-old yellow birches...

One of the claimed 450+ year-old yellow birches near Ampersand:

https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/images/oldgrowth8.jpg

It doesn't quite look like old growth yellow birch that have...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2022, 10:00 AM
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Posted By montcalm
I was able to find and purchase McMartin's book...

I was able to find and purchase McMartin's book for a fair price. MB Davis' "Eastern Old Growth Forests" can be found and purchased online for about $40. I decided to pass on that one for now. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 06:53 PM
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Posted By montcalm
I read through Ms. Davis' book above on the...

I read through Ms. Davis' book above on the Adirondack section (I highly recommend clicking that link above). It's not a primary source though, but rather a list of other reports. Some hers, from...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 03:31 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Davis, Mary Byrd. Old Growth in the East: A...

Davis, Mary Byrd. Old Growth in the East: A Survey. Revised edition. APSI, 2003. (https://www.friendsofmountsunapee.org/wp-content/uploads/Old-Growth-in-the-East_rev-ed-2003.pdf)
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 03:11 PM
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Posted By montcalm
A couple primary sources I personally want to...

A couple primary sources I personally want to read, and I'd recommend you look for Bunchberry:

Davis, Mary Byrd. Eastern Old Growth Forests - Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery. Island Press,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 01:24 PM
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Posted By montcalm
https://courses.hamilton.edu/forests-of-the-adiron...

https://courses.hamilton.edu/forests-of-the-adirondack-park/location-of-old-growth-forests

I've been to a few. The smaller, fragmented sections of big white pines are nice, but they don't...
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