Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

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Will Blozan
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Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Will Blozan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:03 pm

NTS'ers

I will be in the Toledo area this weekend and wondered if anyone up there would like to check out a site. Email me off-list if this might work out.

Will

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Rand » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:20 pm

As much rain as we've had over the last few weeks in NW Ohio? You're a brave man, the mosquitos will eat you alive.

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:26 am

Rand,

Yes, hence the "?" after the heading! We'll see...

Will

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Steve Galehouse » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:14 pm

I am available Sunday, 7/21.
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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Will Blozan » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:52 am

Ohio folks,

Looks like Secor Metropark may be the destination. Matt has a good LiDAR impression of the park. There is also more at Swan Creek MP.

More to come later as plans unfold. I guess a time is what is needed. I'm up for early to beat this ridiculous heat, though Sunday sounds cooler (!).

Sounds like Matt Markworth, Landon Smith, Steve Galehouse and myself so far. Bring waypoints!

Will

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Matt Markworth » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:04 am

All,

Early on Sunday sounds great. I'll be up there camping, so no time will be too early for me.

Steve,

There was a thread about Fusion and I don't think there is a way to pull Lat/Long. I'll print out the results of the two tiles, which usually gives a good idea of where the hits are located. Please do the same, if possible, as you have much more experience.

-Matt

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Matt Markworth » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:06 pm

Well, phooey.

I realized I accidentally used the Bare Earth file for the south side of Secor, when I was analyzing the north side of Secor, therefore dropping my height expectations by 17ft!

Now I realize how hard it is to find tall trees on flat ground! Sorry for raising expectations guys!

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:30 pm

The best LiDAR hit at Secor is 130.12, a couple of hundred yards SW of the visitor center, or due west of the cemetery. The earliest I can make it would be around 9 am on Sunday. If that's too late, then I'll hope to meet up with NTS members sometime in the future.

Steve
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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:15 am

Steve,

9am sounds perfect for me. I think that some time in the woods with experienced ENTS and discussing measuring techniques will help me a lot.

I checked several other spots with LiDAR in hopes that there was some unknown tall tree spot, but 127 ft - 133 ft was the best I could find. I'm slowly learning to appreciate the tree maximums that a certain site can support, as opposed to solely focusing on how the height compares to known maximums.

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Re: Ohio tree hunt July 20 or 21st?

Post by Will Blozan » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:10 am

All,

9 works. If anyone is coming by Perrysburg we could carpool. Otherwise I will see you all there at 9.

We may not set any canopy height records but who knows what lurks in the understory...

Will

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