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Big White Spruce (Picea glauca) in Ottawa

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:52 pm
by wrecsvp
I thought I'd share this nice White Spruce (Picea glauca) that I found today in rich mesic woods near Constance Bay (west Ottawa). 103' tall by 79.5" CBH. Second tallest example of the species that I've found in eastern Ontario.

Re: Big White Spruce (Picea glauca) in Ottawa

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:03 pm
by Matt Markworth
Wow!! This tree virtually ties the NTS height record of 103.3'!

If this is the second tallest you've measured, what's the tallest?!

Matt

Re: Big White Spruce (Picea glauca) in Ottawa

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:43 pm
by wrecsvp
Hi Matt:
this one was an emergent tree at the forest's edge from a mature Hemlock grove on rich mesic clay/loam, near Russell Ontario. It was a little taller; I had measured it to about 110'. I returned later to photograph the tree, and found that it had blown over. It was vigorous to the end; it had put on about 5" in height in its final growing season