Liriodendron: Geographic Distribution and Growth Characteristics  

TOPIC: Liriodendron: Geographic Distribution and Growth Characteristics

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Date: Thurs, Oct 11 2007 9:17 am
From: "Gary A. Beluzo"

Greetings ENTS!

I am on sabbatical this semester and mapping the distribution and
growth characteristics of Liriodendronin Massachusetts with Bob
Leverett. I would also like to get a few locations with CBH, height,
and age data from ents members in other states. This would allow me
to talk about the geographic distribution as well as CBH, HEIGHT,
and AGE maxima for the Eastern U.S. Think of this presentation at
the Forest Summit as a "preliminary profile of the species". If you
do have Liriodendron data, just a few data points including position
(lat/long or approximate location geographically), CBH, Height, Age
(if determined) would get me off to a start. I plan to visit some
out of state locations over the next year.

Thanks for any you are willing to share.


Gary A. Beluzo
Professor of Environmental Science
Division of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Thurs, Oct 11 2007 10:18 am
From: "Will Blozan"


This is the furthest south I have measured them:

Orange County, Florida 11/15/2002

31.2" dbh X 100.0'

UTM 17 467608E 3177080N (NAD83/WGS84)

Big Tree Park, USGS Casselberry (FL) Quadrangle

== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Thurs, Oct 11 2007 1:30 pm
From: Larry


Last year I measured two in Northwest Florida at Torreya St.
Park, 10' 6" CBH,129' Height and 15' CBH, 121' Height. Approx., 40
miles WSW of Tallahassee. 


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Date: Thurs, Oct 11 2007 5:31 pm
From: "Gary A. Beluzo"

Hi Larry,

Thank you very much! I am going to plot these "points" in GIS to show
folks the nature of Liriodendron distribution. I am really excited
about defining the edge of distribution in MA. Those tulip trees are
very respectable for Florida!


Holyoke, MA