Cook Forest Yellow Buckeye   Dale J. Luthringer
  Aug 06, 2004 09:02 PDT   


I got a chance yesterday to measure the decent sized yellow buckeye along the Clarion River in the vicinity of the RT36 Bridge and Seneca Trails. I believe must have either been originally planted or washed downstream from another planting. I would venture a guess buckeye originated in the area back in the late 1890's or early 1900's. There are numerous small buckeyes in the vicinity of the two largest/oldest I've found, but no forest stands of them.

Here's a quick tally of yesterdays sampling:

Species CBH Height Comments

Am. basswood 5.5 105.4

E. hemlock N/A 123.7

Hercules club 1.8 27.2

Yellow buckeye 9.7 89.7 tallest & largest found in the park to date, 41 19.914N x 79 12.554W

I've attached an update of the largest/tallest trees that have been recorded in the park to date also.

Cook Forest Tall Trees August 06, 2004