3 big red spruce

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Lucas
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3 big red spruce

Post by Lucas » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:09 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GOIhHmJ08M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj0fclM5V3s

I climbed this red spruce, last year. It is higher than the norm and I have been meaning to measure a windfall next to it since then.


Click on image to see its original size

The windfall above is similar in size and since I could tape it, it would be some comparison to the one climbed. The rootball is in the background.

I was surprise than it taped a minimum of 93 feet with a 6 ft circum. The standing one was 6 ft 7 in circum.


Click on image to see its original size

There were a couple of others in the same class but I didn't go over to check them.

These trees are surrounded by clear cut regen. I don't know why they were left. They are growing next to a brook so had constant water on a plain with sandy soil.
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Re: 3 big red spruce

Post by Lucas » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:26 pm

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Re: 3 big red spruce

Post by ElijahW » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:56 pm

Lucas,

If that spruce is over 100' and 30", it should pretty significant for NS, and Canada in general. It must be quite sturdy to emergent in a climate like that. Your height estimate probably isn't too far off, as long as you could see the top and bottom clearly. With a straight tree like a red spruce, the stick method can get you in the ballpark. Keep up the good work.

Elijah
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Re: 3 big red spruce

Post by Lucas » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:19 am

ElijahW wrote:Lucas,

If that spruce is over 100' and 30", it should pretty significant for NS, and Canada in general. It must be quite sturdy to emergent in a climate like that. Your height estimate probably isn't too far off, as long as you could see the top and bottom clearly. With a straight tree like a red spruce, the stick method can get you in the ballpark. Keep up the good work.

Elijah
Good to know re: the stick method.

I doubt I have seen much that was as high or higher.
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