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by sradivoy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 15746

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...
by sradivoy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 15746

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

I managed to get an average crown spread for the large pignut/red hickory that I located in the park. It has a max spread of 90ft with a perpendicular spread of 70ft for an average 80ft crown spread. The total points would be 275 which would make it the largest for the state whether or not its actua...
by sradivoy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data
Replies: 54
Views: 15746

Re: North Chagrin Reservation: Cumulative Forest Data

Just thought I would add a couple of left over scraps that you might have missed. I came across a large tuliptree at 137' x 14'10" cbh which is over a foot thicker than the previous 13'8" recorded for the species . I also recorded a 118' x 4'10" Bigtooth aspen which would be a newly recorded species...
by sradivoy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Giant Cenizero tree
Replies: 12
Views: 3556

Re: Costa Rica: Giant Cenizero tree

Being that you're such an uncompromising "purist" in terms of forest grown vs open grown I'm a bit surprised by this post. Another "purist' (Will Blozan) has a similar uncompromising affinity toward single stem vs mult-stem. I can appreciate both but do tend to favor the former. In any case a very n...
by sradivoy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine
Replies: 25
Views: 8512

Re: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine

Bob,
Do you have any crown spread data on the wax palm tree? I hear they can reach heights of two hundred feet in mountains of Columbia and Peru. My tall syc reminds me a lot of some of the photos of those amazing trees.

Stefan
by sradivoy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine
Replies: 25
Views: 8512

Re: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine

Bob, Very crudely!This was the first crown spread I've ever done. The tree was on a flat flood plain. I used my clinometer to find the drip line at 90 degrees. Shot my rangefinder to the trunk but it didn't register anything (probably because I was too close to the tree). I used my measuring tape in...
by sradivoy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine
Replies: 25
Views: 8512

Re: Clearfork Gorge, Mohican River, Ohio record white pine

I went down to Mohican the other day to measure some of its white pines and remeasure a unique skyrocketing sycamore that I reported on before (measured at 148' a year and a half ago when leaves where still on) that is now above 150' (one sprig at 152 and another at 154). It has an incredible 5'cbh ...
by sradivoy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Replies: 14
Views: 3651

Re: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island

Here's an interesting double forked red oak that's doomed to fail eventually.
by sradivoy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Tree Haiku
Replies: 56
Views: 19410

Re: Tree Haiku

Not exactly Haiku but within the same vein nonetheless. Not about trees either but something we all depend on regardless, including trees. Besides, I'm all snowed in today!

Winter cube
Spring rivulets of
Summer pool,
Fall on rising mist ...
by sradivoy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Hocking Hills Region
Replies: 24
Views: 7046

Re: Hocking Hills Region

I visited Rose Hollow during my recent foray to the region and was very impressed with the grove. I wish I had studied your post more carefully prior to visiting because I think I skipped over that leaning 152.5 hemlock without measuring it. I did notice it and thought about measuring it but didn't ...

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