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New height champion for Oregon sugar pine

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:56 pm
by M.W.Taylor
259 sugar.jpg
I recently visited southern Oregon with John Montague. We found a 259' sugar pine in a gully of the Rogue River Watershed. Previous height champion for Oregon was 254.92'. The dbh of the tree is under 7' so it will not accumulate enough points for AF champion status. The measurement was handheld Trupulse 200X. We both got 259' independently and repeatedly. I'll do a tripod measurement later this year or maybe next but I don't expect the results to change much. Is this the tallest sugar pine in Oregon ? I am expecting taller ones will be found elsewhere.

Michael Taylor
WNTS VP

Re: New height champion for Oregon sugar pine

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:29 am
by dbhguru
Michael,

Congratulations. How large of an area in Oregon does the sugar pine occupy?

Bob

Re: New height champion for Oregon sugar pine

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:44 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Bob, Below is an interactive range map link from Chris Earle's website conifers.org (highly recommend visiting this website). Sugar pine goes quite far north to about 30 miles south of Washington state.

Re: New height champion for Oregon sugar pine

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:12 pm
by M.W.Taylor
https://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_lambertiana.php