National Champion sassafras in Kentucky.
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Dinsmoore Woods revisted ENTS, On 7/22/09 my wife and I
took a trip to Northern Kentucky for a week long conference in
the vicinity of Dinsmoore Woods. We had previously visited this
site on 9/29/07 and spent most of the afternoon due west of the
homestead and south of RT18. We had a couple hours free time on
7/22/09 to tour the Kentucky countryside and decided to take
another detour past...
By Dale Luthringer -
Jan 13, 2010
- Bur Oaks KY
August 6, 2009
Weather in Review, KY Feb
- Blanton Forest Org http://www.blantonforest.org/
At 3,090 acres, Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve in Harlan County protects the largest old-growth forest in the Commonwealth.
This diverse ecological treasure on Pine Mountain's southern slope is one of the largest old-growth forests in the eastern United States. Many of the trees are three to four feet in diameter, towering 100 feet above the forest floor. Blanton Forest contains several forest communities, including mixed-mesophytic deciduous forest with many kinds of canopy trees, such as sugar maple, tulip poplar, various oaks, hemlocks, beech and several species of magnolia trees.
- Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission http://www.kynaturepreserves.org/
- Lloyd Wildlife Management Area, north-central Kentucky
(Grant County); 40 acres of old-growth mixed hardwood forest divided
into two 20-acre tracts separated by a field. The site is the best
remnant of the forests of the Bluegrass. Nature trail through old hardwoods, one of state’s oldest
virgin tree stands. http://www.kfwis.state.ky.us/viewable/lloyd%20textside.pdf
- Liley Cornett Woods http://www.naturalareas.eku.edu/lilley.htm
Lilley Cornett Woods is the first and longest preserved remnant of
old-growth forest in eastern Kentucky. In your visit to the Woods,
you return to the kind of forest that was seen by early pioneers. It
is a unique "island" of protected forest in a
"sea" of other kinds of land use. It has been designated
as a Registered National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of
Interior, and it is also a Registered Natural Area of the Society of
- Kentucky Forest and Caves - John Muir http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings