Little Ausable River, NY

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Little Ausable River, NY

Post by dbhguru » Sun May 10, 2015 6:46 pm

NTS,

Today my son Rob took me to a small park on the Little Ausable River in Peru, NY. The cottonwoods there are outstanding. I got them up to 126 feet in height (126, 122, 117). Didn't have much time. If the weather cooperates, it is back to the river tomorrow. Report on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Little Ausable River, NY

Post by dbhguru » Mon May 11, 2015 3:04 pm

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I returned to the Little Ausable River Trail this morning. It quickly became apparent that we had found the best cottonwoods yesterday. However, there were more trees to measure.
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The cottonwood in the middle measures 133.5 feet tall, as determined by Sparky. I estimated its girth at around 11 feet. A 2nd cottonwood measured 124.7 feet in height. So, that's four cottonwoods over 120 feet in the cluster. The latitude of the site is 44.51 degrees. That's starting to get up there.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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