Lake Hope State Park

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Lake Hope State Park

Post by sradivoy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:17 am

I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and went on a road trip down south to Zaleski State Forest to visit it's state park and investigate some tall tree Lidar hits. I first visited a white pine plantation and measured a tree that I estimate to be approx.155' (based on the average of six different measurements rounded down to the lowest foot for each measurement: 153,155,157,157,156,154). I then measured an unusual tuliptree at around 164' (163,164, 165) and another one at about 163' (162, 164) next to a 145' sycamore. There is also another 155' tulip along with many more in the low 150s all within the same grove. Many of the trees tops have been damaged by wind and were probably taller.
155' x 7'10" cbh  white pine
155' x 7'10" cbh white pine
164' x 10' 8"cbh tuliptree
164' x 10' 8"cbh tuliptree

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Re: Lake Hope State Park

Post by dbhguru » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:59 pm


As you predicted, the discovery of 150+ foot trees in Ohio is rapidly growing. I can recall a time when some of us wondered if Ohio ad any. How wrong we were. It always made sense that Ohio should have lots of tall trees given the rich soils. Now we know. Good work. In the not too distant future, we'll have the support of VA Tech Dendrology Lab to give visibility to our measurements. I should have the record structure worked out for the database by Monday. John Peterson at the Dendrology Lab will then begin putting together several webpages and we'll be launched.

Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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