List of trees that are within the right-of-way
Prepared by T. J. Walker, with help from a volunteer, 11 April 2003.
The part of NATL that is within the proposed right-of-way contains most of its truly impressive trees. Therefore, I undertook a survey of the trees that would be destroyed should the right-of-way be cleared for the construction of a four-laned SW 24th Avenue.
Methods. Trees were located relative to NATL's south boundary fence and NATL's grid system (grid map) with the aid of 100-meter and 300-foot tapes. A diameter-measuring tape tightened around the trunk of each tree at breast height converted the circumference into the diameter in centimeters. The raw data were then entered into an Excel spreadsheet that converted the diameters into inches and the location measurements into feet east and north of UF property lines.
Results. Ninety-five trees 12 or more inches DBH were within the proposed right-of-way. The spreadsheet lists the species, location, and size of each tree and plots maps such as those in Fig. 1 and 2. Forty-nine of the 95 trees may be considered "specimen trees" because they are 18 inches DBH or greater: longleaf pine (n=4, max=24"), loblolly pine (n=10, max.=26"), hickory (n=17, max.=29"), sweet gum (n=10, max.=42"), live oak (n=5, max.=29"), laurel oak (n=3, max.=23"). Also noteworthy are a 17" hornbeam, three 17" water oaks, a 16" southern red oak, and a 14" basswood.
Fig. 1. Trees 12 inches DBH or greater along the proposed ROW.
Vertical scale is expanded x3.5 relative to the horizontal one.
Fig. 2. Trees by size category along the proposed ROW.
Vertical scale is expanded x7.3 relative to the horizontal one.