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by sradivoy
Tue May 02, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Old Growth Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: Old Growth Forest

So when fire naturally moves through some of these old growth forests and burns much of what's in sight to a crisp, as is normal over centuries, can we assume you find the same renewed feeling walking in there right after a burn? Because I can to into recovering forests 60 yrs. after logging and ge...
by sradivoy
Tue May 02, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Old Growth Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Old Growth Forest

An old growth forest is like an amorphous "universal soul" where everything gets recycled. All stages of life are represented here from young to old, and it has this churning affect on me much like the ocean surf that curls back on to itself ... but on a much slower time scale. Individual "appendage...
by sradivoy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Washington
Topic: a magnificent menziezii
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: a magnificent menziezii

One my favorite species! I'm sure you'll find some big ones. I'm convinced that the largest, record size specimens haven't been recorded yet in the Olympic peninsula ... and that goes for Sitka spruce and redcedar as well. Best of all they don't have the cult following of the giant redwoods, so you'...
by sradivoy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: tall tree grove, CV
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: tall tree grove, CV

Certainly Bob! Btw, It has a 6'11.5"cbh at midlslope. Also, I corrected a previous post. This is the sixth species and not the fifth species at 150 and above in Ohio. I forgot about the 150 plus bitternut.
by sradivoy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: tall tree grove, CV
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: tall tree grove, CV

I think using the max hit of 152' instead of the ave. hit of 150.2' is more appropriate on this particular tree as opposed to the discussion I had on a different tree from a different post. This tree has four tops at 151.98, 150.57, 151.62, 152.6 that I measured from a single position before wrappin...
by sradivoy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 12549

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

Steve, I was referring to the one that was named after you in the hocking hills region. Brian, My rangefinder can only measure within half yard increments. No click stop technique was used for either vector. I can only read my handheld clinometer within a half a degree due to sway. Considering these...
by sradivoy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 12549

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

Thanks Elijah! My experience has been that its usually better to err on the short side than to exaggerate on the tall side. There are times when I do take the highest hit. Recently I measured the state's tallest tree at 172 and went with it because I had a much better view of the top than the 167 hi...
by sradivoy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 12549

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

That's the thing. The top hit wasn't repeatable so far, only one hit. I need at least two hits to trust it myself, let alone for others to trust it. I think somewhere between 161 to 162 is a more repeatable height for others to achieve. My readings should be regarded more as "estimates" rather than ...
by sradivoy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: tall tree grove, CV
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: tall tree grove, CV

It's looking more and more likely that the tall black cherry is a 150 class tree. I took 15 laser hits, two at 148, one at 149, six at 150, four at 151, and two as high as 152. All where rounded to the lowest foot. After adding them all up and dividing by fifteen I got and average of 150.2'. If conf...
by sradivoy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 12549

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

I went to visit the tallest recorded tree in the park last measured over five years ago with an official height of 157.3' (Reed, Galehouse, Blozan 9/5/11). After determining the mid-slope by taking the difference between the upslope and downslope relative to a wrapped ribbon around the trunk. I then...

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