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by Jeroen Philippona
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: European Chestnut
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: European Chestnut

Hereby some photos of the trunks of the " Castagno dei Cento Cavalli / Tree of a Hundred Horses " I found on internet as well as three more old drawings / paintings of the tree, to see the seperate trunks.

Jeroen
by Jeroen Philippona
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: European Chestnut
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: European Chestnut

James, Yes, I have heard about it. It could be that the rootsystem is of one genetic individual, but still the extreme large circumference was of several stems together. The trunks have decayed a lot and now there seem to exist a few seperate trunks. The largest of them seems to have a circumference...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Tall European trees
Replies: 25
Views: 6679

Re: Tall European trees

Kouta, Indeed it should be nice to meet you there! At least I am in the Elbe region between May 12th to 16th. In this area there is a nice old riverine forest, called the "Elbholz" with tall oak, ash, beech, poplar, elm, maple, etc. and large old open growth oaks, elms and native black poplars. See ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: European Chestnut
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: European Chestnut

Larry, About the age of these two chestnuts I know little. Dr. Owen Johnson of the Tree Register of the British Isles writes abou the largest of them in their book "Champion trees of Britain and Ireland" (Whittet Books, 2003) "this gigantic but relatively youthful Sweet Chestnut grows in the same fi...
by Jeroen Philippona
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Tall European trees
Replies: 25
Views: 6679

Re: Tall European trees

Kouta, About ten years ago I visited the Heiligen Hallen Forest. It is a small reserve, the beeches are tall but alas at that time I did not have any measuring equipment. I tried to get an impression of the hight by comparing the tree from a distance with a person standing under it. In that way the ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Live Oak Project
Topic: most impressive live oak
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: most impressive live oak

Larry, You should visit the Georgia and National Champion Live Oak at Waycross, Ware County. It seems to be huge, cbh 35 ft, height 77 ft and average crown spread 155 ft, with 536 American Forest points. See http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/ForestManagement/ChampionTree.cfm and http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Tall European trees
Replies: 25
Views: 6679

Re: Tall European trees

James, Indeed these chestnuts are big. The trunkvolume is perhaps larger than of the largest Live Oaks, but the branchvolume is probably less, although the 39 ft chestnut has a very large crown for the species. I suppose the total woodvolume will be over 85 cubic m (3000 cubic feet), perhaps around ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Tall European trees
Replies: 25
Views: 6679

Re: Tall European trees

James, You asked Kouta about measuring European Chestnut, Castanea sativa. I have measured a lot of them, although not in really native forest stands, wich are in S.E. Europe. In the Netherlands it was introduced by the Romans, so not native but naturalised. The tallest measured here is 33,0 m (108 ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: European Chestnut
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

European Chestnut

James, You asked Kouta about measuring European Chestnut, Castanea sativa. I have measured a lot of them, although not in really native forest stands, wich are in S.E. Europe. In the Netherlands it was introduced by the Romans, so not native but naturalised. The tallest measured here is 33,0 m (108 ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Tall European trees
Replies: 25
Views: 6679

Re: Tall European trees

Kouta, To evaluate the accuracy of the measurements of the Slovakian reserve Hrončokovský grúň whe should have to visit it with laser equipment. To measure hardwood / broadleaf trees in a forest its much easier to measure without leafs. Personally I think some of these heights will be a bit exaggera...

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