List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

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List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Bob, NTS-

Here is a quick list of Ohio sites with trees measured 130'+:
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The difference in the species list is obvious (from that of MA http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=3377) ---tuliptree reigns as the tallest tree in nearly every site. I think there are a lot of sites in Ohio with tuliptrees in excess of 130', but we're hard-put to find white pines of that height. The tallest white pine found in Ohio(by Rand and myself) was 156', but there still taller tulips at the site.

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by dbhguru » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:26 am

Steve,

Very impressive list. Ohio is a tree growing machine. We look forward to its growth. I expect that Ohio will smoke Mass.

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by Rand » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:21 pm

I did find a 147' sycamore down in TInker's creek gorge in Bedford Reservation in 2008:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... vation.htm

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by tsharp » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:10 am

Steve, Rand: Have you overlooked the 140'+ class Eastern Hemlock in Hocking Hills reported by Tom Diggins?
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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by Rand » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:03 pm

tsharp wrote:Steve, Rand: Have you overlooked the 140'+ class Eastern Hemlock in Hocking Hills reported by Tom Diggins?
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It looks like steve was reporting the highest tree for each site. My full report on Hocking hills area is here:

http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f ... king#p7240

The highest hemlock I found was a hair under 150'.

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by tsharp » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:47 pm

Rand, Steve: Now I see what Steve was doing. I just assumed he wanted to post all tree species over 130' per site. I wonder if this is going to be an option in the database Mitch is working on. ie. The ability to extract data per some set dimension within sites and among sites.
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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by Chris » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:13 pm

Zaleski also should be on the list for the small, but tall pine "plantation".

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by sradivoy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Rand wrote:I did find a 147' sycamore down in TInker's creek gorge in Bedford Reservation in 2008:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... vation.htm
I measured a 150+ sycamore today that may very well be the same tree. It had a 160"cbh. Sorry, no pictures.
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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by Rand » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:06 pm

sradivoy wrote:
Rand wrote:I did find a 147' sycamore down in TInker's creek gorge in Bedford Reservation in 2008:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... vation.htm
I measured a 150+ sycamore today that may very well be the same tree. It had a 160"dbh. Sorry, no pictures.
If I remember correctly the tallest tree I measured had a lot more thick crinkly bark on it than most sycamores I see. It was also up toward the near the area I circled in my report.

If you go back there are a lot of big cucumber magnolias in the side valley that might be worth measuring right along the trail (bottom left corner of my ariel image)

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Re: List of 130' tree sites in Ohio

Post by sradivoy » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Rand wrote:
If I remember correctly the tallest tree I measured had a lot more thick crinkly bark on it than most sycamores I see. It was also up toward the near the area I circled in my report.

If you go back there are a lot of big cucumber magnolias in the side valley that might be worth measuring right along the trail (bottom left corner of my ariel image)

The tree I measured was nearby but outside your red demarcation as well. Here's a photo of the upper half of the tree that I just realized I had from a previous visit. From near the base I measured a false top of 141' thinking that's how tall it actually was. It wasn't until I got to a nearby ridge that I was able to see the actual top from nearly eye level (only 2 degrees above me from 100 yrds away). I first got a false reading of 178' because one of the function keys was accidently on. I said no way, and then re-measured it again and got a tentative, preliminary reading of 152'. More measurements need to be taken for me to get a better grasp of its actual height. Five feet seems a bit high since you last measured it, but I do think there's a good chance that it made the elite 150 class.
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