Clarks Creek, Cherokee NF, TN

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Clarks Creek, Cherokee NF, TN

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:49 pm

We went on a family hike so all of the measurements are from the trail. Pines love this area. The hardwoods are a little disappointing but still beat many sites. The best hardwood spots are around the waterfalls. The best pines grow along the main creek. Hemlocks are doing well. They're not super lush but retain leaves in great quantities.

Pinus strobus
157.5' 155.0' 153.3' 153.1' 151.4' 148.8'

Pinus echinata
100.4'

Tsuga canadensis
135.9' 132.7' 126.0' 125.6' 123.8'

Lirio tulip
137.2' 136.2' 135.9' 135.9'

Tilia heterophylla
128.0' 125.7'

Quercus rubra
122.4'

Liquid styra
127.2' 119.2'

Aesculus flava
126.7'

Plat occid
119.1'

Acer rubrum
110.0'

Acer saccharum
115.4'

Magnolia tripetala
89.4' 76.4'

The only old growth is just below one of the waterfalls but it consists of roughly a half acre. The buckeye and sugar reside here.

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Re: Clarks Creek, Cherokee NF, TN

Post by tsharp » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:26 pm

Brian; Is that a height record for M. tripetala? I do not recall any 170' listed on the BBS board

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Re: Clarks Creek, Cherokee NF, TN

Post by bbeduhn » Fri May 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Turner,
It looks like both are considerably taller than anything on the Maxlist. The tallest one was measured from below the bottom so it could go a little taller. This was the first site where I'd come across the species. I meant to check out the Maxlist last week but then forgot to do so. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Brian

I'll post pics of the 76' tree on the Facebook site. I didn't get a shot of the taller one.

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