Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by pdbrandt » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:12 pm

Congratulations, Ryan, Bart and Bob! What an exciting find. Keep up the great work and the posts. Long live the tulips!
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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by ElijahW » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:21 pm

Ents,

Well done, everyone, and congratulations to Ryan. Here's to the many more tall tulips hopefully to come! Connecticut trees have never really stood out to me before, other than some of the white pines, but it looks like Ryan's found a true gem. Happy hunting!

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by sam goodwin » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:05 pm

Congratulations on the tulips. The one day I was committed to driving the senior citizen van you find the big ones. May be the next time? A couple of weeks ago I measured the Pinchot sycamore, I got 27' 11" and averaged 98' tall. Its nice to know I measure close to the correct numbers. Sam

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:23 pm

Sam,

It's a close call. I shot repeatedly before I settled on the 99.1 feet. You can vary an inch of circumference depending on where you establish the ground point. I'd say you did very well on your measurements. We'll keep you informed on our next Connecticut excursion.

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by Gary Beluzo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:15 pm

Bob, Bart, and Ryan,

An enthusiasic congratulations regarding the tulip trees in Trumbull. 150's in New England is certainly BIG news and now the search is on for big and tall tulip trees in Connecticut.

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by Will Blozan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:32 pm

Great eye Ryan and great confirmation of some great trees in CT!

Bob- is it really the tallest in CT? Isn't there a comparable white pine in the Cathedral Pines?

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Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:35 pm

Will,

Once upon a time, the Cathedral Pines would have had many over 155. Now they have none. The July 1989 storm did them in. There is one around 140. Bummer.

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Post by Don » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:17 am

Ryan-
Very well done!
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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by ryandallas » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:55 pm

Ents,

I am excited to announce that the LeClair Tulip tree is approaching 160 feet, and may have actually eclipsed it. While standing 40 feet above the tree's roots, I was able to find a twig that was 120 feet above me. I was not able to replicated that measurement, however. In any case the LeClair tulip tree appears to be growing steadily, and if it is not currently in 160-foot territory, it should be there within a couple of years.

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Re: Connecticut's tallest tree - the LeClair Tulip Poplar

Post by dbhguru » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:03 pm

Ryan,

I do want to get down there and measure trees with you. Connecticut is looking better and better.

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