Miami Whitewater Forest (OH)

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Matt Markworth
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Miami Whitewater Forest (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:32 pm

Hi All,

I had two goals on this day, measure ten species and spend more time measuring than looking. Next time, I'll spend more time looking for tall trees.

This Hamilton County park is 4,345 acres and has a little something for everyone, including those that appreciate big trees. http://greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest. Note that the pine is located in a disturbed area that includes Boxelder, Honeylocust and Eastern Red Cedar.
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White Oak
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- Matt
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Re: Miami Whitewater Forest (OH)

Post by dbhguru » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:05 pm

Matt,

Very pretty beech. Its statistics are similar to one in Mohawk Trail State Forest that I often visit. Lots of latitude and longitude between them. Obviously American beech can reach respectable dimensions over a larger geographical region. But oh what a challenge to measure, height-wise. All that fine branching plays heck with getting laser returns from the top most twigs. Will will attest to this. Congratulations.

Bob
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Re: Miami Whitewater Forest (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks Bob. I was able to stand on the opposite side of a ravine and get a shot to the top at 89.2 yards with an angle of 26.7. Eye level was 2.4 yards below the base.

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Re: Miami Whitewater Forest (OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:01 pm

All,

Here are some trees I measured today at Miami Whitewater forest. The site isn't one of the tallest in the region, but is always a pleasure to visit.

tuliptree: 146.9' x 9'8"
black walnut: 129.7' x 8'1"
American elm: 114.9' x 7'3"
sugar maple: 113.7' x 6'
white oak: 112' x 7'10.5"

black walnut 129.7'
black walnut 129.7'
black walnut 129.7'
black walnut 129.7'
American elm 114.9'
American elm 114.9'
Matt

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