Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

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RyanLeClair
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Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by RyanLeClair » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Here are some tulip trees from the Middlebrook School Park in Trumbull, CT. The Park is covers roughly 13.5 acres. Most of it is very hilly. However, there is a floodplain area within as well.

I focused on a cluster of five TT's growing on the floodplain.

1) 10'2" CBH
139.2' tall
(Very majestic, a perfect specimen. Maybe the most voluminous tree in the whole park)

2) 5'1" CBH
143.3' tall
(I call this one the "Pencil Tree." Tiny 1.6 ft DBH. It's probably not quite as tall as I have it--it is difficult to measure because it leans greatly)

3) 9'1"

4) 7'6"

5) 9'2"

*By the end of this week I'll have all of the heights*
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I know this isn't much, but I'm going to keep measuring more and more trees at this site. The five TT's in the cluster are the tallest trees in the forest--the surrounding canopy is in the 90s and 100s.

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Re: Middlebrook Park

Post by RyanLeClair » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:58 pm

By the way, does anyone know how much a laser clinometer would cost? I really like the Suunto, but I have a "lazy eye"--my eyes tend to point in odd directions--and the Suunto gets my vision all discombobulated. I just want to make sure I am posting good numbers on here.

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Re: Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:34 pm

Ryan, I use a Haglof clinometer. It works good but its pricey- 215.00 When I bought mine back in 06 I paid less than 200. http://cspoutdoors.com/haelcl.html

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Re: Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by RyanLeClair » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:39 pm

Thank you, Larry! I'll get one once I have the money.

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Bart Bouricius
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Re: Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by Bart Bouricius » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:48 pm

Your "pencil" tree should be referred to as a needle tree. It is ridiculously thin for it's impressive height.

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Re: Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by RyanLeClair » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:40 pm

Yes, it's skinnier than a Hollywood celeb. However, I'm not sure if my measurements are so good. I'm going to redo them

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Re: Middlebrook Park, Trumbull, CT

Post by dbhguru » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:19 pm

Ryan,

Please keep it up. I hope the 143-foot height holds up.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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