Went down to Orange County Florida with some undergrad students to investigate potential for old bald cypress on the St Johns River. Found some nice old bald cypress and about a million alligators!
Saw some really nice old red cedar along the chalk bluffs above the Tombigbee, near Epes, Alabama. They are near the historical site of Fort Tombecbe. It would be interesting to see if any were around when the fort was operational. THey certainly look old enough to have been witness to that era.
DRL-member Zach Foley presents his research on eastern hemlock at the University of Alabama UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITY CONFERENCE. As part of a larger study to determine the climate (temperature) signal of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), we sampled eastern hemlock at two sites: Savage Gulf state natural area in Tennessee and Bankhead national forest
Saw some amazing old growth bald cypress at Corkscrew Swamp, in south Florida. This is a great place to visit if you are into trees or birds especially.
We went up to Bankhead National Forest to core eastern Hemlock as part of a larger study to determine its climate signal throughout its range in the astern US. This areas has been logged, but old growth hemlock can still be found in rocky areas.
Endured some brutally cold conditions and sometimes dangerous positions to sample eastern hemlock in Savage Gulf, TN for a larger project looking at temperature signal of hemlock in the eastern US.
The Bon Secour NWR provides some of the most stunning natural beach habitat you are likely to encounter in Alabama. It’s home to a variety of coastal plant and animal habitats
We have been sampling old growth longleaf pine at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, AL including collaborating with other tree-ring scientist developing fire history chronologies from remnant old growth stumps.
Had to drag ladders through the swamp to core these beautiful old growth bald cypress. I got some serious crook eye form a ~7ft rat snake and gigantic spiders.
Sandy Island, SC is one of the coolest place I have seen in that state. It is absolutely covered in very old living longleaf pine as well as rement stumps and snags.