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Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NY

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 pm
by ElijahW
NTS,

I remeasured the two tallest pines in Hancock today. Both did well last year; they now stand at 156.0’ and 153.4’, respectively. Any change in circumference was not discernible.

Elijah

Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NY

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:05 pm
by ElijahW
NTS,

I remeasured the two tallest White Pines at St. Paul's Cemetery today. They now stand at 157.1' and 154.2', respectively. I aim to measure these trees annually to see how their growth progresses. In a couple of years, more pines in this stand should reach the 150' mark; when they do, I'll add them in here.

Elijah

Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NY

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:14 pm
by Erik Danielsen
Very impressive that a pine from this unassuming site has budged its way up into NY's top 10 for height like this. I think it says a lot about how many sites would potentially have 160'+ white pines if it weren't for the history of clearing and converting land to other uses.

Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NYE

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:33 am
by Larry Tucei
Elijah- Congratulations on your finds. I love White Pine it is such a Majestic looking specimen. All the Whites that I have measured are in northern Wisconsin. Your photos could pass for Wisconsin or Michigan so similar. Way cool! The 150+ class of White Pine is a milestone. I only measured a few over 150 at Cathedral Pines northeastern Wis. back in 2012-13 I believe. Larry

Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NY

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:21 pm
by ElijahW
Erik, Larry,

Thanks. I had no idea how much White Pine grows in the Delaware River watershed until I started exploring the area a few years ago. I think the size and heights within virgin pine stands may have matched those in the Adirondacks, except for perhaps the best the upper- and mid-Hudson River nourished.

Elijah

Re: St. Paul's Cemetery, Hancock, NY

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:25 pm
by ElijahW
NTS,

I revisited the Hancock Pines today and remeasured the tallest two. Here's where they're at:

White Pine 1: 158.2' (+13" this growing season)
White Pine 2: 154.9' (+9" this growing season)

Elijah