The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

Arborwear



Author Topic: New guy needs a best guess tree ID in PNW  (Read 799 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GJB1958

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Age: 59
  • Location: SW WA
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
New guy needs a best guess tree ID in PNW
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »
Hello all.  This is my first post after visiting a few times over the last year or so. 

I'm a retired Navy dentist who now plays around in forestry part-time while the kids are in school.  I'm currently working three small parcels in Western Washington, about 56 acres total, of primarily Red Alder and Doug. Fir.  I've got my eye on a larger parcel down on the Washington Coast, just far enough away that I don't want to make the drive without knowing what I'm looking at in advance, especially since the access road appears overgrown to the point that visiting the site appears to be a bushwhacking adventure.   I'm hoping someone here can put their eyes on this satellite photo and best guess what is going on in this stand of forest.

Here's the setup:  This parcel is a couple miles inland of the ocean.  Appears to have be logged and replanted in Western Hemlock at 300 trees per acre somewhere around the year 2000 - 2003, so the current conifer stand is roughly 15 years old.  Google Earth reveals another darker colored tree that seems to have capture a significant portion of the acreage, but I can only guess what that species is:  1. Cascara Buckthorn or 2. Big Leaf Maple 3. Doug. Fir??

Just curious what if any local foresters have a best guess as to what the species makeup of this stand is.   Secondly, the site appears to be in need a release/pct treatment ASAP.   Agree or disagree??

Thank you in advance! 

 

 

 

Offline BaldBob

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 339
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Roy,WA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: New guy needs a best guess tree ID in PNW
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 01:37:06 AM »
Given the location and color I would guess Sitka Spruce.

Offline GJB1958

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Age: 59
  • Location: SW WA
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: New guy needs a best guess tree ID in PNW
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 05:15:41 PM »
Thank you.  I considered that, but I didn't think that the spruce would regenerate to the extent pictured.  Great answer!  For sure, some of it seems to be conifer.

Offline agor490

  • Member*
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: New guy needs a best guess tree ID in PNW
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 03:05:17 PM »
Based off of my experience as a forester on the Olympic Peninsula, my best guess is that the darker colored trees are actually your western hemlocks that were planted (likely along with a number of naturally regenerated hemlock) and the light colored ones are probably western red alder that came in naturally. Id agree that the stand is probably in need of a PCT.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Guess that tree/Another log gathering adventure

Started by Ocklawahaboy on Sawmills and Milling

41 Replies
13938 Views
Last post December 21, 2014, 09:00:59 PM
by Swatson
xx
Can You Guess What This IS?

Started by Weekend_Sawyer on General Board

46 Replies
7977 Views
Last post September 26, 2008, 09:56:10 AM
by Weekend_Sawyer
xx
Something to guess who I am. :)

Started by SwampDonkey on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

3 Replies
883 Views
Last post August 31, 2012, 09:38:36 AM
by Clark
xx
Guess What???

Started by caveman on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

25 Replies
5418 Views
Last post September 18, 2015, 08:22:23 PM
by Magicman
 


Powered by EzPortal