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by Jeroen Philippona
Mon May 23, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Tall poplars of Mainau
Replies: 21
Views: 5946

Re: Tall poplars of Mainau

Indeed I was in France when Kouta wrote this, but did not measure a lot of trees. I just measured a laser heightrecord for Lombardy poplar of 42 m (137.8 ft) along the river Lot near the village Albas and some laser record heights for Himalayan cedar - Cedrus deodara (37.4 m - 122.7 ft) and Austrian...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Great Britain
Topic: Ancient trees: Britain's oldest inhabitants
Replies: 8
Views: 5950

Re: Ancient trees: Britain's oldest inhabitants

By my knowledge the Kvill Oak did not die. The information on the website about old trees in the UK is wrong that the Bowthorpe Oak with 42'6" girth is the largest girthed English Oak in Europe. The Kvill Oak is still a bit larger with about 46.6 to 48.3 feet girth. You can see lists of record speci...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Belgium
Topic: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting

Bob, I did not see your question till now. While I am not at home now a short answere. Quercus robur is not among the very tallest trees in Europe. As far as we have reliable height measurements the ranking of the tallest native (and some european hybrids) species is about: 1. Picea abies - 59.2 m -...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Kelheim Forest, Germany
Replies: 48
Views: 13567

Re: Kelheim Forest, Germany

Kouta, Very nice report and very nice finds also! As we have no wild tulip trees it will probably be difficult to find taller deciduous trees in Europe! Indeed ash seems to bethe tallest of the native deciduous trees in Europe, although we don't know what beech can do at this site when it gets more ...
by Jeroen Philippona
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Belgium
Topic: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting

Bob and Rand, Thanks! European Beech is native in a great part of NW and midle Europe. It needs rather high rainfall, especially in the growth season, so in drier parts of Eastern and southern Europe it is not native. In the cool-temperate and moist parts of Europe it is often the most dominant fore...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Belgium
Topic: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Belgium: meeting on trees and tall beeches

Hello ENTS, Saturday March 26th there was a nice meeting in the Sonian Forest. Three forrestors, three researchers of the Belgian Institute for Nature and Forest research (INBO) among who Peter van de Kerckhove, Leo Goudzwaard from Wageningen University (Netherlands), two Dutch arborists: Jeroen Sna...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Poland
Topic: Bialowieza Forest, Poland
Replies: 14
Views: 3810

Bialowieza Forest, Poland

In April Leo Goudzwaard and I will visit together with four more Dutch people will visit the Bialowieza Primeaval Forest in Poland. There we will meet Tomasz Niechoda, who has done a lot of measurements in Bialowieza and has great knowledge of the forest. Tomasz has sended me some new heightmeasurem...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Belgium
Topic: Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Belgium: Sonian Forest Meeting

Hello ENTS, Saturday March 26 Leo Goudzwaard and I together with two arborists / climbers will go to the Sonian Forest in Belgium to climb some of the tallest beeches (and perhaps oaks as well). We will meet some of the Belgian scientists who did height measurements before as well. They did more new...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Great Britain
Topic: Tallest tree in Wales is felled
Replies: 1
Views: 2215

Re: Tallest tree in Wales is felled

Hello ENTS, Last summer I visited the now felled tallest tree of Wales. The man who measured it in the beginning of 2009 by climbing, Michael Spraggon, had planned a new climb wich was to be filmed by the BBC last week. He was shocked that it was felled the day before! By laser the other trees of th...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Fixing the Nikon Forestry 550
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: Fixing the Nikon Forestry 550

Very good work, Randy! In Europe there are now six of us measuring with laser and all have a Nikon Forestry 550 (or in case of Kouta a very similar instrument). Indeed we all have problems with the wide beam and shutting through the clutter. So when Randy and Bob have found out the optimum aperture ...

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