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by ElijahW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Letchworth State Park
Replies: 18
Views: 1915

Re: Letchworth State Park

NTS, Yesterday (3/5) I spent several hours combing over the best spots for big trees I’m aware of in the Middle and Lower Falls areas of Letchworth. I was also able to get down close to the river to remeasure the tallest Sycamore. I have two exciting pieces of news to share: Letchworth now has NY’s ...
by ElijahW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: James Madison’s Montpelier: Landmark Forest
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: James Madison’s Montpelier: Landmark Forest

Brian, I hadn’t considered the possibility of Biltmore Ash instead of Green Ash. I didn’t get up close to the tree I measured to look at the bark and twigs carefully. It had the overall form I’m used to seeing with Green Ash and was growing in or adjacent to a wet area. Unfortunately I didn’t take a...
by ElijahW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Sequoiadendron -- planted ? - 212 ft. - Oregon / 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Sequoiadendron -- planted ? - 212 ft. - Oregon / 2020

Mario,

That’s a great video. Giant Sequoia can grow well in upstate NY, though I seldom see it planted. The largest I’ve seen is just over 100’ tall and 10’ CBH. I don’t know for sure, but I believe it’s 70 or 80 years old.

Well done, and thanks for sharing,

Elijah
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: LTI Trupulse Repairs
Replies: 0
Views: 48

LTI Trupulse Repairs

NTS, The main instrument I use for measuring tree heights is a Laser Technology, Inc. Trupulse 200X. It's a fine piece of equipment: reliable, accurate, and rugged; however, occasionally (actually often) I drop it several feet, knock it against trees and/or rocks, and generally abuse it. The 200X ha...
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Brian, As regards Virginia tree heights, I agree. That Ragged Mountain is the pinnacle of Virginia tree sites is highly unlikely; if I still lived in the area, I would focus on areas south and probably west of Charlottesville. James Madison’s Montpelier also has a 170’-class Tuliptree and a 150’-cla...
by ElijahW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Irondequoit Bay Parks
Replies: 27
Views: 1796

Re: Irondequoit Bay Parks

NTS, Yesterday I wrapped up my latest survey of the five Irondequoit Bay parks. With the exception of an American Basswood in Ellison Park, all trees comprising the Rucker Indices of each park were measured in 2020. I also misidentified a Shagbark Hickory as a Bitternut Hickory in Ellison Park previ...
by ElijahW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak

Brian,

Sweet find. Did you see the report I wrote on Ragged Mountain Reservoir in VA? It has two 150’+ Red Oaks, the taller one 156.0’. I had assumed the species got into the 160s, but I guess I was wrong. The VA tree I think is also around 100 years old and has an apical growth form.

Elijah
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Daily digests
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Daily digests

Kouta, I don’t know why the daily digest isn’t working for you. I receive one every day, provided someone has posted something. I don’t know see how being from Europe would make any difference in how the BBS functions. I’ll send you a private message with a couple of contacts who may be able to help...
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Durand Eastman Park, Rochester
Replies: 26
Views: 1972

Re: Durand Eastman Park, Rochester

NTS, Last month I returned to Durand Eastman and remeasured several trees. The Rucker Index is still a little shy of 130’, but it’s getting closer. Here are my measurements: *NY maximum height Black Oak Quercus velutina 128.8’ Red Maple Acer rubrum 128.0’ American Beech Fagus grandifolia 126.1’* Bla...
by ElijahW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Just wanted to give an update...
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Just wanted to give an update...

Ryan, Don’t get too down on yourself. You’re doing the right thing by repeating your measurements and noting differences in equipment performance. I’ve gone through the same process myself and shared some of my results on the BBS. To get a better handle on the accuracy of your hypsometer and/or lase...

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