White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

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Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

Post by ElijahW » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:56 pm

NTS,

I remeasured the Huntington Wildlife Forest Tamarack this afternoon. It put on 1' in height and 1" in girth in the last growing season. I also calculated the average crown spread, using the spoke method. Here are the tree's current dimensions:

Height: 130.0'
CBH: 77"
Average crown spread: 30'
AF Champion points: 214

The current NY champion for this species scores 178 points, so I'll likely be nominating this tree. Some photos from today:
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Peace,

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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Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

Post by dbhguru » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am

Elijah,

Congratulations. I really enjoy your Adirondack discoveries/confirmations. We don't have a RHI on the Dacks as a whole, do we? I think we can do justice to white pine, hemlock, tamarack, red spruce, and a couple of hardwood species. But beyond those, do we have a sufficiently good measure of others to do justice to the region's RHI? I hit 122 on a white ash in the Piseco Lake region years ago. That's my best on hardwoods in the Dacks.

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Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

Post by ElijahW » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:50 am

Thanks, Bob.

I just posted a thread containing an up to date RHI on the Adirondacks. If you see any errors, please let me know, and I'll get them corrected.

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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