(8.1) FLORA and FAUNA - Old-Growth, Original-Growth Forest Trees of the Ocklawaha River Basin, Florida


Old-Growth, Original-Growth Forest Trees of the
Ocklawaha River Basin, Florida

Some Outstanding or Unusual Examples of Various Native Species


An Information, Opinion, & Photos Report
Compiled by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
With the assistance of A Cruising Down the River Captain Erika Ritter
Photos by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca, A Cruising Down the River Captain Erika Ritter,
Roy R. Robin Lewis III, & K. Alwine

Created:  27 March 2014
Last Revised:  29 May 2015


NOTE:  Diameter Breast High (DBH) of a tree is usually measured about 4.5 feet above the ground


Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 10-foot DBH)

Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 10-foot DBH)

Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 9-foot DBH)

Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 9-foot DBH)

Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 9-foot DBH)

Bald Cypress / Baldcypress (about 9-foot DBH)

An unusually shaped, huge Bald Cypress / Baldcypress
Where would you measure this one?  Ha, ha!

A huge Bald Cypress / Baldcypress with many unusually-shaped knees

Live Oak (about 8.2-foot DBH)

Live Oak (about 8.2-foot DBH)

Live Oak (about 8.2-foot DBH)

Live Oak (about 8.2-foot DBH)

Live Oak (about 8.2-foot DBH)

Live Oak

Live Oak
Where would you measure this one?

Live Oak

Live Oak

Live Oak

A rare, old-growth Southern Red Cedar (about 4.5-foot DBH or so)

A large Southern Red Cedar

An unusual Swamp Tupelo

An unusual Swamp Tupelo

Swamp Tupelo (with 4.5-foot canoe paddle)

An unusual Pumpkin Ash (with 4.5-foot canoe paddle)

A large Red Gum / Sweet Gum / Sweetgum (with 4.5-foot canoe paddle)

Loblolly Pine (about 4.1-foot DBH)

Loblolly Pine (about 4.1-foot DBH)

Loblolly Pine (about 4.1-foot DBH)

Loblolly Pine (about 4.1-foot DBH)

Loblolly Pine (about 3-foot DBH)

Longleaf Pine (about 3.3-foot DBH)



REFERENCE AS:  Nosca, P. 2015. "Old-growth, original-growth forest trees of the Ocklawaha River basin, Florida" webpage report. "Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca reports" website. Paul Nosca, Eureka, FL.

 
 
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