The above information is incorrect - my apologies! For fifteen years this unnamed tree (as far as I know) tricked me into believing it was someone else. I just got word the real Sentinel keeled over around 2002 - which was probably the reason I couldn't locate it. "The Jester" (as I now affectionately refer to it) is a worthy successor none the less. If I remember correctly my tape wrap from long ago was over 11ft on an uneven basal mound of ancient bark debris. Have no idea on the height. I just know it was head and shoulders larger in terms of trunk volume than all the other DFs that I've seen in the grove.sradivoy wrote:I recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with an old friend of mine. This named tree is one of the largest known to man. It has a DBH of over 12 ft and a height exceeding 260 ft. The wood volume is estimated at well over 9k ft of wood. One of my all time favorites! Enjoy.
One my favorite species! I'm sure you'll find some big ones. I'm convinced that the largest, record size specimens haven't been recorded yet in the Olympic peninsula ... and that goes for Sitka spruce and redcedar as well. Best of all they don't have the cult following of the giant redwoods, so you'll pretty much have the place to yourself.
On intagram this week, I noticed someone (maybe named Kaufman) posted a photo of a Douglas fir they either nominated or plan to nominate for California. The points they listed suggest it would be 10 ft. dbh but their photo looks a lot more like 8 ft. dbh unless they hid a lot of slope behind it. Curious to hear more about it, although I think the Doug firs north of the OR / CA border are more meaty looking.darvellloyd wrote:Darryl and I love all the posts about the giant Douglas firs! We've also found some huge ones over the years, and we look forward to returning to the SW and W slopes of the Olympics this spring (2017)!
Don't know if you received my recent e-mail, but my brother and I are getting excited about a re-visit to the Quinault and Hoh R. area this May 18-23. Will be hoping to find the Willaby Cr. Cedar and Tichipawa, if conditions allow our 74-yr. old (and tired) bodies to bushwhack close to them! We love your posts and images!