Germantown Metropark, OH

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Re: Germantown Metropark, OH

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:23 pm

All,

Here are some more trees from Germantown Metropark:

tuliptree: 9' x 147.7'
bitternut hickory: 6'3" x 138.8'
bitternut hickory: 6'7" x 135.5'
eastern cottonwood: 9'9.5" x 136.8'
slippery elm: 7'10" x 128.3'
American beech: 9'1" x 125.1'
American beech: 9' x 119.5'
boxelder: 5'1" x 82.1' - Ohio Height Record
boxelder: 4'9" x 81.2'

An updated heights list:

tuliptree: 154.9'
American sycamore: 143'
bitternut hickory: 138.8'
eastern cottonwood: 136.8'
white ash: 135'
black walnut: 133.7'
slippery elm: 128.3'
American beech: 125.1'
sugar maple: 122.8'
white oak: 118.5'
boxelder: 82.1'
eastern cottonwood - 136.8'
eastern cottonwood - 136.8'
slippery elm - 128.3'
slippery elm - 128.3'
American beech - 125.1'
American beech - 125.1'
boxelders - 82.1', 81.2'
boxelders - 82.1', 81.2'
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Re: Germantown Metropark, OH

Post by dbhguru » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:42 pm

Matt

Good show! I continue to be amazed at what you all are finding in Ohio. By rights, the Mid-west should beat New England hands down as a tree-growing Mecca. And what you all are finding supports that assertion. Indiana and Illinois should also rise in the ranks.

Going back to the earliest days when we were still ENTS, the action centered around southern New England, parts of North Carolina and Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland (Colby Rucker), and Congaree in South Carolina. But since those days, we have expanded our coverage greatly. However, I would not have expected Ohio to rise high in the ranks.

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Re: Germantown Metropark, OH

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:01 pm

dbhguru wrote:Matt

Good show! I continue to be amazed at what you all are finding in Ohio. By rights, the Mid-west should beat New England hands down as a tree-growing Mecca. And what you all are finding supports that assertion. Indiana and Illinois should also rise in the ranks.

Going back to the earliest days when we were still ENTS, the action centered around southern New England, parts of North Carolina and Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland (Colby Rucker), and Congaree in South Carolina. But since those days, we have expanded our coverage greatly. However, I would not have expected Ohio to rise high in the ranks.

Bob
Bob,

Thanks! It's my pleasure to report on the great trees of Southwest Ohio and I will hopefully expand into Indiana and Kentucky. I'm much more efficient out in the field compared to last winter thanks to some "tree time" with great ENTS. A big thanks to you and Will for the measuring workshops and to Will, Steve, and Rand for showing me the ropes out in the field. Watching those 3 measure trees with leaf on in a flat forest was a revelation, and since then I've gotten much better at finding the highest twigs without needing to move so far back like I was doing last winter.

Here is a combined Rucker 10 for the top 3 sites found so far in Southwest Ohio. Thanks to Rand for his keen eye and impressive finds when we were at Fort Hill.

GTMP: Germantown Metropark
CW: California Woods
FH: Fort Hill

tuliptree: 154.9' (GTMP)
American sycamore: 152.5' (CW)
bitternut hickory: 151.9' (CW)
black cherry: 143.1' (CW)
white oak: 140.5’ (FH)
northern red oak: 140’ (FH)
Shumard oak (check ID): 140’ (FH)
black walnut: 138.9' (CW)
white ash: 138’ (FH)
chestnut oak: 137’ (FH)

Southwest OH Rucker 10: 143.68

eastern cottonwood: 136.8' (GTMP)
shagbark hickory: 136.8’ (CW)
basswood: 136’ (FH)
yellow buckeye: 133.1' (CW)
red hickory: 130.5' (CW)

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Re: Germantown Metropark, OH

Post by Steve Galehouse » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:09 pm

Matt, NTS-

Here is how northeast Ohio compares with the southwest; basically these records are from the Cleveland-Akron area.
NE Ohio.jpg
EW--Everett Woods, Summit Co.
NC--North Chagrin, Cuyahoga/Geauga Co.
OW--O'Neill Woods, Summit Co.
RR--Rocky River, Cuyahoga Co.
SR--Sand Run, Summit Co.

It's interesting the Rucker 10 Index is almost identical, but with a somewhat different species list.

Steve
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