Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH

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Matt Markworth
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Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:58 am

Hi All,

Chartered as a nonprofit cemetery in 1845, Spring Grove's 733 acres boast 23 Ohio Champions (10 native or naturalized and 13 non-native). Many people that visit are interested in seeing the memorials to famous people and the Gothic Revival Architecture. I, of course, am there for the trees. Here are a few trees I measured yesterday. I'll be returning and will post updates.

Ohio Champion Baldcypress
CBH: 212" Ht: 101.7' Average Spread: 68'

- The Ohio Big Trees list shows the same CBH, although shows a height of 113' and an average spread of 61'.
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress
Ohio Champion Baldcypress (vines have been cut at the base of the tree)
Ohio Champion Baldcypress (vines have been cut at the base of the tree)
Large Bur Oak (not a Champion)

CBH: 17.91'
Bur Oak
Bur Oak
Large Chinkapin Oak (not a Champion)

CBH: 16.54'
Chinkapin Oak
Chinkapin Oak
- Matt

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Re: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH

Post by Matt Markworth » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:44 pm

Hi All,

I'm beginning to really appreciate Spring Grove. It has an unbelievable 44 miles of roads and is loaded with more species than I could possibly identify. For heights, I'm using a calibrated Nikon 440 on a tripod and basing the calculation on the adjusted distance at the clickover point.

Ohio Champion Dawn Redwood
Circumference: 201" at 3'
Ht: 90.5'
Average Spread: 50'

- The Ohio Big Trees list shows a circumference of 199", a height of 94', and an average spread of 51'.
Ohio Champion Dawn Redwood
Ohio Champion Dawn Redwood
Ohio Champion Dawn Redwood
Ohio Champion Dawn Redwood
- Matt

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Re: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:42 pm

Hi All,

Here's the Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce and one I found that's slightly bigger . . .

Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
My measurement: 80" CBH, 91.6' Ht, 25.5' Avg Spread = 178 points
Ohio Big Tree List: 80" CBH, 87' Ht, 22' Avg Spread = 173 points

Slightly Bigger Oriental Spruce
80" CBH, 93.1' Ht, 24.5' Avg Spread = 179 points
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Ohio Champion Oriental Spruce
Slightly Bigger Oriental Spruce
Slightly Bigger Oriental Spruce
Interesting Gravemarker
Interesting Gravemarker
Headstone with petrified wood
Headstone with petrified wood
- Matt

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Re: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:08 am

Matt,
I love the big redwood! It's fatter than any one I've seen. Awesome!
Brian

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