Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:05 pm
by edfrank

I would be in favor of accepting the measurement as tape drops are one of the acceptable measurement methods we talk about. The big problem with many of the older measurements reported is that we do not know how they were measured, or the reliability of the source. I believe many of the exceptionally tall white pines reported from the 1800's are simply tall tales among lumbermen, just numbers thrown out there without any supporting information about how the heights were measured.