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by Brett Mifsud
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Devastating bushfires in Tasmania
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Devastating bushfires in Tasmania

Hi All I'd like to let everyone know that Tasmania is currently experiencing its worst bushfire season in decades. To make matter worse, the current fires may have killed or impacted some of the largest and tallest eucalypts known on the planet. Obviously no one can currently get into the areas affe...
by Brett Mifsud
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion

Centurion's base is half on a flat bench and half on a moderate slope. Regarding the difference between high and low points of ground: Yoav got 1.53m in 2018, my notes say I got 1.40m in 2008. The thing is, in 2008, the tape came down to the low point of ground, so I subtracted 70cm to get back to t...
by Brett Mifsud
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion

Hi Mario Yes, we really have no idea of its exact height. By the way, Steve Pierce and Yoav already knew about the 2008 and 2014 tape drop measurements and I alerted them to the 2016 tape drop. In spite of this knowledge they've gone ahead with publicising their measurement. What I can tell you is t...
by Brett Mifsud
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Accuracy of Trupulse 360 & Centurion

Greetings all With regards to this latest claim for the height of Centurion, I’d love to say it is over 100m, even the 100.5m Yoav claims it is. However, I believe he’s got it wrong. Centurion was climbed and measured by tape drop in Oct 2008 at 99.6m tall (by both Tom Greenwood and Steve Sillett). ...
by Brett Mifsud
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Crikey ! 90m in 79 years
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Crikey ! 90m in 79 years

there have been a number of papers on Carbon storage in E. regnans forests. two of which are listed below: Re-evaluation of forest biomass carbon stocks and lessons from the world’s most carbon-dense forests Heather Keith1, Brendan G. Mackey, and David B. Lindenmayer The Fenner School of Environment...
by Brett Mifsud
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Crikey ! 90m in 79 years
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Crikey ! 90m in 79 years

Hi All Today we climbed and confirmed the 1939 regrowth tree at 90.69m tall. https://victoriasgianttrees.weebly.com/tall-and-big-tree-news.html The tree is a picture of health and vitality - it has this peculiar habit (for E. regnans) of healing over where dead branches have broken off in protruding...
by Brett Mifsud
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Fastest growing tree on the planet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

Re: Fastest growing tree on the planet?

Just one final thing - a big thank you to Michael Taylor for his generosity, guidance and encouragement over the last 20 years to all things related to big and tall trees - it is greatly appreciated!
Brett
by Brett Mifsud
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Fastest growing tree on the planet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

Re: Fastest growing tree on the planet?

Hi All Just to clarify the measurement as it resides on very steep ground. Measuring pole to top leaves: 2.70m Tape drop from bottom of pole to high point of ground 88.50m Difference between high /low points 1.8m = midpoint 0.90m You'll be pleased to know I also insisted Tom wear his glasses when re...
by Brett Mifsud
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Fastest growing tree on the planet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

Fastest growing tree on the planet?

Hello all tall tree enthusiasts! Today, September the 8th 2018, Tom Greenwood and I climbed and measured a LiDAR target: a 1926 origin regrowth tree, located about 60km east of Melbourne. At first, Tom thought I'd played a trick on him by depositing the tape in the creek below to add a few meters to...
by Brett Mifsud
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: New sites on giant eucalypts
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

Re: New sites on giant eucalypts

very good questions Jess. Firstly climate: While there is a winter, spring maximum for rainfall in both Victorian and Tasmanian big tree areas, summers generally have some rainfall (averages vary in different regions, however, average falls are between 70 - and 100mm per month in E regnans zone) But...

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