New Height Champions for Oregon

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New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by M.W.Taylor » Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:10 pm

In September 2021 Dr. Stephen Sillett and I bushwhacked into a well protected old growth forest in Siuslaw National Forest. The tallest we found here was 99.5m, a douglas fir that was growing on a bench. We located a nearby tree (also a douglas fir) that was 95.6m tall. Also on a bench. Elsewhere in the grove are at least a dozen trees over 92m. It appears we stumbled into one of Oregon's tallest forests, if not the tallest. The next day I re-measured Brummitt Fir using Trupulse200x, tripod and prism pole survey. I last measured Brummitt's height in 2011 at 99.7m. This time I got 99.3m. The tree has lost a little, but not much. Much more of the top is now dead and very exposed. On nearby BLM lands we found a giant douglas fir that stands 98.8m and is over 10 feet in diameter. This tree has a vigorous live top. The tallest known redwood of Oregon stands 98.1m to a dead top. The 99.5m, the 98.8m and the 95.6m trees all have vigorous live tops.

Name: Siuslaw Sentinel
Height: 99.5m (326.44 ft)
Dbh: 2.36m (7.74 ft)
Location: SNF


Name: Unnamed
Height: 95.6m (313.63 ft)
Dbh: 2.41m (7.90 ft)
Location: SNF

Name: Unnamed
Height: 98.8m (324.14 ft)
Dbh: 3.16m (10.37 ft)
Location: BLM
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Re: New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:04 am

Mike,

Congrats for the findings! I am amazed at those trees! Is it alright if I post a photo or the info onto monumentaltrees.com?

Thanks for sharing!
Russ A.
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Re: New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by M.W.Taylor » Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:26 pm

Hi Russ,

Feel free to share any of these watermarked images with Monumental Trees. See attached

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Re: New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:21 pm

Michael,

Awesome Finds! I had no idea coast redwood had topped 98m in Oregon. The Doug firs continue to amaze.

Brian

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Re: New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:48 am

Hi Michael-
Wow! Congratulations to you and Dr. Sillett for the great finds.
You continue to have amazing discoveries.
When looking at the Forest on Google Maps I can see where a great
deal of Siuslaw have vast cuttings. Reminds me of our Southern Forests except Oregon trees
are much larger. Imagine what has been cut out over the last century.
Larry

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Re: New Height Champions for Oregon

Post by miskwaa » Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:32 pm

There are parts of the Siuslaw that are really special

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