Largest elm in NY

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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by morgan » Wed May 03, 2017 8:11 am

I enclose a link to the stump photos I took of the Johnstown elm,where I counted the rings as being between 220 and 250 years old, depending on the count. Some of the rings are faint and you don't know whether to count them. Good luck if you try.

The photo is a large image and may take some time to download.

http://hyzercreek.com/elm.html

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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by morgan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:47 am

Just discovered another huge elm. It's not as big as this Johnstown elm was (RIP) but it's very healthy and in a place where they probably protect it from dutch elm beetles.

It's in front of Crailo, the 350 year old house in Rensselaer, home of the Van Rensselaer family in the 1600's. It's right in front of the house, makes me think it might be centuries old.

I got a girth of 152 inches. The Johnstown elm was 196 inches.

Going back with better equipment to measure the crown and height, and take pics.

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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by morgan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:04 pm

149 inches around
75 feet tall
99 foot crown

Now let me see how this compares to the biggest of the 3 big elms in Saratoga
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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by morgan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:43 pm

The largest of the Saratoga trees (near the Turf and Spa motel) is

156 inches around
75 feet tall
90 foot crown

pic soon

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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by Erik Danielsen » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:08 am

With the Johnstown Elm sadly deceased, it's interesting to compare the AF point totals of these other large elms you're finding with NY's largest forest-grown elm in Zoar Valley- at 125' tall, 121"cbh, and 100' crown spread when last measured by Elijah in 2016 for a total of 271 points.

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Re: Largest elm in NY

Post by ElijahW » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:38 pm

Morgan,

Do you know if the Saratoga Springs elms are pure American or hybrids? I'm familiar with the trees, and I'd assumed they were of similar age to the planted elms in New Haven, CT, on the central Green. The Saratoga elms may be too large to be that young, though.

Elijah
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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