170'+ Yellow-poplar

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170'+ Yellow-poplar

Post by tsharp » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:41 am

The Saulsville Yellow-poplar was remeasured this spring. It came in at 173' x 187" x 106.5'. It is located near Saulsville, Wyoming County at an elevation of 2,160' with a northeast exposure. It is on private land (coal company) and survvived the last round of cutting ca. 2005
This is the second 170' class Yellow-poplar in WV with the Widen tree in Nicholas Countyr with the other one. The Widen tree was last last measured in 2012 at 173.2' x 212.4" x 88'.
The Saulsville tree is a younger tree with a full healthy full crown with no other issues and will likely ovetake the Widen tree in the near future. The Widen tree has a ragged crown with some decay at the base plus four wheeler activity around base.

Saulsville Yellow-poplar, M. Bailey, T. Sharp
Click on image to see its original size
Picture taken at the 2010 re-measurement which was 169.3' x 183.6" x 96.3'.
Matt Bailey pictured also particpated in the 2019 measurement.
This tree has been in the WV Big Tree database since 1977.

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Re: 170'+ Yellow-poplar

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:30 pm


Beautiful tree! Anytime a tree is beyond 150' that's great but 170+ is off the charts!

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