After returning from the woods on an outing at Congaree, our group
stopped by the visitor center and talked to the park staff for a
short time. Kathleen O' Grady, of Congaree mentioned to me that she
would like to see a study on how tall Baldcypress knees can get. I
told her that I would mention it to all the ENTS.
All ENTS that has access to places where baldcypress grows check out
the knees. Let's see how big of one we can find. Larry, Marcus, Will
F, Don B. You have access to wetland areas. Go for it! Anyone
who visits a swamp or river keep a tape handy.
Ranger Stuart Greeter mentioned that the Waccamaw River Heritage
Preserve has numerous head high or over knees. He mentioned that
they are on an offshoot of the river on the right going downstream.
He said being among them gives one a " spooky " feeling!
This is a challenge! Check out my pics from Congaree. After
only a brief search and slogging through the mud on Sunday evening
and Monday morning I found two impressive knees. One is 5ft 10in
tall! The second is 4ft 5in tall. My hiking stick in the
photos is just over 5' 3" tall.
I prefer calling cypress knees " Swamp Stalagmites "!
5 foot 10 inch
[James Parton, March 2, 2009]
This is my first pathetic attempt at using Microsoft Excel. As I
have seen from other ENTS using Excel is a great way to keep data on
a subject all together. Larry & BVP have proven that well. I just
have much to learn.
I hope to use it also to put together ENTS finds for the American
Chestnut Project. Larry has used Excel very successfully for his
Live Oak Project.
Cypress Knee Project.xls