222 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 ft. LiDAR project concludes

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#1)  222 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 ft. LiDAR project concludes

Postby M.W.Taylor » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:53 pm

The attachment below is the "latest and the greatest" effort to document all coast redwoods over 350 feet. All trees on this list have been measured with either tripod mounted Impulse200LR by Chris Atkins or myself or direct tape drop by Dr. Stephen Sillett. All LiDAR trees from the Save the Redwoods League/Ken Fisher sponsored LiDAR fly-overs have been verified from the ground.

Some LiDAR trees that came up as being over 370ft on the LiDAR hit-list were in fact much shorter. They were leaning over a scarp or a ravine, which resulted in ground level over-estimation for the low side of ground level. The resolution of the LidAR returns was just not quite high enough to resolve this lower ground/trunk interface.

All trees on the LiDAR hit-list have been verified now.

There are now 222 coast redwoods confirmed taller than 350 feet !!  (the original attachment had listed 223 trees but I soon realized one tree on list, "Dark Horse" was the same tree as "Polaris" so I removed the listing for Polaris and re-ranked the shorter trees to reflect the change)

There are no prime areas left to search for tall redwoods, exept for a few higher altitude creek basins of fragmented forests. The odds of finding a tree taller than Hyperion in one of these places would seem to be extremely low to zero. My search for 350ft and taller redwoods has concluded for now.

Now it's time to focus on douglas fir, sugar pine, giant sequoia, red fir and broad-leaf species.

I will continue to monitor the height of the existing 350'+ redwoods and keep track of upper 340ft class redwoods. Dr. Sillett and Van Pelt I am sure will keep track of these "Super Trees" over the decades. Few, if any tall redwoods (those over 350ft) were missed by the LiDAR project. What was missed we got on ground based searches.

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                           Coast Redwoods Confirmed over 350 feet (with a few notable 340'+ redwoods)


Diameters are taken at breast height (1.37 meters or 4.5 feet) above tree’s average ground level. Heights are determined by the vertical distance from the top of tree, living or dead, to the average ground level of tree.  Height measurements were obtained with either climber deployed tapeline or tripod mounted Impulse 200 LR® laser range finder. Accuracy is (+,-) 2 inches (.025 meters) or better. Most trees discovered and/or with data provided by the following people: Dr. Stephen Sillett, Dr. Robert Van Pelt, Chris Atkins, Mario Vaden, Bill Kruse & Michael Taylor.

 

                             Redwood - Redwood National Park.
                             Humboldt - Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
                             Prairie - Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
                             Grizzly - Grizzly Creek Redwoods StatePark.
                             Jedediah - Jedediah Smith State Park.
                             Richardson - Richardson Grove State Park.
                             Montgomery - Montgomery Woods State Reserve.
                             Hendy- Hendy Woods State Park.

                             ~ Handheld Laser - Preliminary Measurement.
                             * Highest Point Dead


Rank        Height        Dbh  
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Extremely Rare 370' class                                                                
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1        379.46        15.2                Hyperion, Redwood, Tributary of Redwood National Park, LIDAR search confirms this to be the tallest redwood.
2        376.41        16.0                 Helios, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary, Former title holder for tallest from 7/1/2006 - 8/25/2006.
3        372.30        17.0                Stratosphere, Humboldt, Rockefeller Forest. Former title holder for tallest, 2000-2006.
4        371.19*        12.4                 Icarus, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary, Discovered July 1st, 2006. Dead spire top. Once taller.
5        370.89        14.4                Nugget, Redwood. Grows on a bench along Redwood Creek. Vigorous Top.
6        370.34        12.8                Paradox, South Fork Eel River. Former title holder for tallest, 1995-1996.                        
7        370.04         14.9                 Lauralyn, Humboldt, South Fork Eel River. Big Leaner. Discovered by Paul Zinke & Al Stangenburger.
8        370.01        13.7                Orion, Redwood, RNP. Found by Sillett-Atkins-Taylor. Grows on a high perched bench with spring.
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Very Rare 360' class
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9        368.8         8.9                Millennium, Humboldt, Millennium Grove
10        368.3        10.7                Minaret, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
11        368.2        10.1                Mendocino, Montgomery, Montgomery Flat.  Former title holder for tallest, 1996-2000.
12        368.1        11.1                Apex, Humboldt, Harper Flat        
13        367.5        11.8                Mother & Daughter, Humboldt, Harper Flat                  
14        367.1        14.0                Pipe Dream, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest        
15        366.6        11.0                Alice Rhodes, Humboldt, Harper Flat                
16        366.5        15.2                Rockefeller, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat. Huge tree. Former title holder for tallest.
17        366.4         12.4                Paul Zahl, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove. Spindly multiple stem conglomeration. A.K.A. "Twin Tower"
18        366.1        16.2                Harry Cole, Redwood, Forty Four Grove        
19        365.7        8.4                Lone Fern, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                
20        365.7        13.4                Norman J. Hendry, Montgomery, Middle Flat. One of the largest trees in the park.
21        365.4        9.5                Paul Zinke, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                          
22        365.3        11.0                Aether’s Arrow, Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                        
23        364.9        13.5                Harriett Weaver, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
24        364.7        10.0                Randy Stoltmann, Humboldt, Harper Flat
25        364.7        16.0                Pyramid Giant, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                
26        364.5        10.7                Rocket Top, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                
27        364.3        11.4                Valentine, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                      
28        364.0         10.0                Pinnacle, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                          
29        363.4        14.0                 Daedalus, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary. Big ol' spike top.                                
30        363.4        11.1                Gultch Tower, AKA T7, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary.                                
31        363.2         16.0                Lost Hope, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
32        363.2         13.6                Tranquility, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
33        363.1        11.1                Crown Jewel, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
34        362.8*         9.5                Libby (A.K.A. Tall), Redwood, Tall Trees Grove. Dead top. Former title holder for tallest, 1963-1994.
35        362.7        13.2                South Fork, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                          
36        362.7        14.7                Gray Poison, Humboldt, Patriarch
37        362.0         12.7                Graywacke, Humboldt, Harper Flat
38        361.8        12.6                Rockview, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                        
39        361.4        12.6                Rosebark, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
40        361.4          9.4                Alan Mitchell, Humboldt, New World Forest                                          
41        361.3         11.2                Swamp, Montgomery, Montgomery Flat                                        
42        361.3        10.8                Canoe Creek, Humboldt, Canoe Creek Flat                                        
43        361.1        12.0                LIDAR RC 112.6, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary. A.K.A. "T4"                                
44        361.0        15.5                Brutus, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
45        360.8        13.8                John Muir, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
46        360.7        13.2                Mesa, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                          
47        360.5        17.3                Montgomery Giant, Montgomery, Montgomery Flat                        
48        360.5        11.9                Lost Daughter, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
49        360.2        15.7                Springing Buck, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                                
50        360.2        12.8                Frank Atkins, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
51        360.2        17.2                Redwood Creek Giant, Redwood, Redwood Creek                        
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Rare 350' class
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52        359.9        12.5                Outlier, Prairie, Cal Barrel Road                                        
53        359.7        13.4                Miller Creek, Humboldt, Miller Flat                                                
54        359.7        12.8                Dome Top, Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                        
55        359.7         12.0                Baby, Redwood, Formerly known as "T11", Redwood Creek Tributary                                
56        359.6        14.7                Symmetrical Spiral, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
57        359.6        11.2                Cinnamon Bark, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
58        359.4        13.5                Washout, Humboldt, Federation Grove                                        
59        359.3        15.0                Dark Horse, Formerly known as "Polaris", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary.                                
60        359.3        11.3                Quadraspire, Montgomery, Lower Flat                                                  
61        359.2        11.7                Idril, Formerly known as Alluvium, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
62        359.1         9.8                 Axis, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
63        359.0         12.5                Sawtooth, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
64        358.6        9.9                Pinner, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
65        358.5        10.1                Scar Base, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                
66        358.4        10.2                Bumble Bee, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                  
67        358.4        10.3                Radford Stovepipe, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
68        358.3        12.3                Mattole Beast, Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                                            
69        358.2        11.1                Rifle, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
70        358.2        13.2                Floodmark, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
71        358.1        16.4                Matterhorn Giant, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
72        358.1        13.2                 Warrior, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
73        358.0        9.7                Franz, Formerly known as "Riverview", Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                
74        357.7        13.8                A.C. Carder, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
75        357.5        9.5                Grazer, Formerly known as "Cornstalk", Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                          
76        357.4        12.0                 Watchtower, formerly known as "TT11",  Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Browns Creek Tributary
77        357.4        11.1                Wishbone, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                  
78        357.4        15.5                RC 109.20 LiDAR, formerly known as "T20", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
79        357.4        11.9                Sarah, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
80        357.2        10.8                Candlestick, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                            
81        357.2        9.1                Graben, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
82        357.1        11.9                Parallel Pillars, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
83        357.1        11.9                Cirque Bowl Tower, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                        
84        357.1         15.0                RC 109.69 LIDAR, formerly known as "T18", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
85        357.1        13.5                Barricade, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                    
86        357.0        13.2                Arrowhead, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
87        356.7         9.0                 Philip Burton, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
88        356.7        11.0                Alice Neighbor, Formerly Known as "H-25", Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
89        356.6        10.8                Satellite, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                
90        356.6        15.5                Emerald Giant, Redwood, Redwood Creek                                            
91        356.6         14.6                Centennial, Humboldt, Remnant Forest                                        
92        356.5        8.5                Marilona, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                    
93        356.5        12.9                PA 8 LIDAR, Formlery known as "UT8"' Humboldt, Patriarch Forest
94        356.4        11.0                Gil-Gilad, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                                
95        356.4        15.9                New Hope, Jedediah, West Fork Clarks Creek                                
96        356.3        10.7                Scar Amber, Humboldt, Miller Flat
97        356.2        12.8                Navigation, Humboldt, New World Forest                                            
98        356.2         10.9                William Harlow, Montgomery, Middle Flat                                                  
99        356.0        8.2                Valeria, Formerly known as "Cobblestone", Humboldt, Millennium Grove                                        
100        355.9        12.9                Boyes creek Tree, Formerly known as "TT10", Prairie, Boyes Creek Tributary                                            
101        355.6        12.5                David Elkins, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
102        355.5        13.8                Obelisk Neighbor, Formerly Known as "H-26", Humboldt, Harper Flat        
103        355.5        15.0                RC 108.06 LiDAR, formerly known as "T31", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
104        355.5        14.4                William Kent, Humboldt, Kent Grove                                        
105        355.4         N/A                Calf Creek LIDAR 1, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                
106        355.4        13.1                Laura Mahan, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
107        355.3         9.5                Logjam, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                            
108        355.2        16.5                Odyssey, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
109        355.1         12.0                Imperial, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                
110        355.1        11.0                Tosca, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
111        355.0        16.0                   RC 113.55 LIDAR, Formerly known as "Big Leaner", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                                
112        355.0        11.7                Bamboozle, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
113        355.0        13.5                Phoenix, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
114        355.0        10.9                Obelisk, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                        
115        355.0        12.1                Creekside Cavern, Montgomery, Lower Flat                                                  
116        355.0         12.9                South Brown. Formerly known as "TT8", Prairie, Browns Creek Tributary                                    
117        354.9        9.6                Crescent Moon, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                
118        354.9        13.8                Calf Creek, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                          
119        354.9         13.8                Maeglin, Formerly known as Chestnut, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
120        354.8         8.8                 Greyhound, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                
121        354.7        15.5                Maya, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
122        354.6        12.0                Rhododendron, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                
123        354.6         10.7                Shamrock, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
124        354.6        12.5                El Deuce, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
125        354.5          N/A                Offset Tower, Prairie, Browns Creek Tributary                                    
126        354.5        11.5                Luke's Lookout, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                        
127        354.4        10.8                Quintuple Tower, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove                                                                                
128        354.4         8.8                Space Needle, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                                                    
129        354.4        14.6                Bruiser, Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                                        
130        354.4        11.0                Luke's Lookout, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                        
131        354.3        16.9                Giant, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                            
132        354.3        13.9                Crescendo, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
133        354.3        13.5                Cinder Cone, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
134        354.3         9.7                Cannoe II, Formerly known as "Thimble", Humboldt, Canoe Creek                                        
135        354.2        9.5                Tempest, Montgomery,        Middle Flat                                                
136        354.2         N/A                PA 7 LiDAR, Formerly known as "UT7", Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
137        354.1        15.2                Tree 139, Formerly konwn as "U-4", Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                        
138        354.0        14.6                Golden Vine, Formerly Known as "Yellow Vine", Humboldt, Founders Grove                                          
139        354.0        10.4                Wounded Knee, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                          
140        353.8        11.7                Meanderfall, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                            
141        353.8         14.0                   Glass Castle, Formerly Known as "JS6", Jedediah, Mill Creek Basin                                        
142        353.7        14.6                Jeanie Taller, Humboldt        , Lower Bull Creek Flat
143        353.6        13.3                PA 49 LiDAR, Formerly Known as "UT49",Humboldt, Upper Flat                                                    
144        353.6         14.5                Bond Behemoth, Formerly known as "TT7", Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary. Huge tree with straight axis. Found by LIDAR.
145        353.6        13.2                Gemstone, Redwood, Emerald Creek                                          
146        353.5         14.9                Obsidian, Humboldt, Founders Grove        
147        353.5         13.0                 Twister, Redwood, Larry Damm Creek                                        
148        353.4        N/A                Sediment, Humboldt, Founder Grove                                                    
149        353.4        3.54                Warm Winds, Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                                        
150        353.4        11.0                PA 5 LiDAR, Formerly Known as "UT-5", Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                    
151        353.3         9.0                  Hairpin, Prairie, Foothill Trail.                                        
152        353.3        11.7                Hans, Formerly known as "Riverfront", Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
153        353.3        9.0                Whippet, AKA "Bombardier", Humboldt, Harper Flat `                                                
154        353.3        14.0                Carrie Salz, Humboldt, Founders Grove        
155        353.2        9.7                Steeple, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                
156        353.2        11.0                Moundsprout, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
157        353.0         9.5                F-21, Humboldt, Founders Grove
158        353.0        11.4                Bomber, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
159        353.0         24.5                Godwood Creek, Prairie, Godwood Creek                                            
160        353.0         14.5                Little Lost Leaner, Redwood, Lost Man Creek Drainage                                        
161        353.0        12.9                Cottage, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
162        352.9        13.5                Fusion Hollow, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
163        352.9        13.7                Bolling Stovepipe,  Humboldt, Bolling Grove                                                
164        352.8        N/A                UF 106.75 LiDAR, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                                    
165        352.6        10.1                Palisade, Montgomery,        Lower Flat                                                
166        352.5        16.6                T-51, Redwood, High perched bench 1000' above Redwood Creek        
167        352.5        11.9                Roadside Pitchork, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                          
168        352.4        7.1                The Pole, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                                    
169        352.3        10.1                Long Arm, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                
170        352.2        9.7                GPS, Humboldt, New World Forest                                          
171        352.2        12.5                Cone Top, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
172        352.2        14.8                HF 1 LiDAR, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                    
173        352.1         12.0                Zephyr, Grizzly, Cheatham Grove                                        
174        352.1        10.9                Ivory, Montgomery, Lower Flat                                                                                
175        352.0         13.8                Remnant, Humboldt, Remnant Forest                                        
176        352.0        N/A                Melancholy, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                    
177        351.9        N/A                61 LiDAR, Humboldt, South Fork Eel River
178        351.8        N/A                F-24 LiDAR, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                                                                                  
179        351.8        N/A                North Slope, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary                                                    
180        351.8        11.1                Puppy Burl, Montgomery, Upper Flat                                                
181        351.8        14.8                Creaking Bear, Humboldt, Upper Flat                                                    
182        351.7        N/A                PA 39 LiDAR, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                    
183        351.7        10.5                Jane Oxenham, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek
184        351.7        9.5                F-21, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
185        351.5        16.3                False Giant, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest
186        351.5        8.5                Trifecta, Humboldt, Miller Flat                                                
187        351.5        N/A                PA 50 LiDAR, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                                                            
188        351.5        N/A                PA 41 LiDAR, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                    
189        351.4         13.8                Ruth Lore, Formerly known as "JS2", Jedediah, Ruthlor Gulch.                                        
190        351.4         N/A                Miller Creek #4, Humboldt, Miller Flat                                        
191        351.3        14.8                Creekview Peninsula, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek                                                    
192        351.3         19.4                Wormwood Giant, Prairie, Browns Creek                
193        351.3        17.2                Bushy Toe, Humboldt, Harper Flat                        
194        351.3         11.0                Thor Spire, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                
195        351.2        12.0                Mobius, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
196        351.2        17.2                Thunderbolt, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
197        351.2        N/A                55 LiDAR, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                                    
198        351.2        11.7                Canfield, Humboldt, Founders Grove
199        351.1        N/A                Enchantment, Humboldt, Miller Creek Flat                                                    
200        351.1        12.4                Two Headed, Formerly konwn as "Boundary Tree", Humboldt, Founders Grove        
201        351.1        12.8                Tom McDonald, Redwood, Tom McDonald Creek
202        351.1        14.0                Creekview, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
203        351.0*        N/A                 T28, Redwood, McArthur Creek.                                        
204        350.9        12.5                Tear Drop, Formerly known as "Mosque", Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
205        350.8        12.5                Kent II,  Humboldt, Kent Grove                                
206        350.7        N/A                Harold Ferm, Humboldt, Millennium Grove                                                    
207        350.7        14.6                Evelyn Ferm, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
208        350.6        10.3                Tenador, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                        
209        350.5         N/A                PA 46 LiDAR, Formerly known as "UT39", Humboldt, Patriarch Forest
210        350.5         13.5                UT15, Humboldt, Federation Grove
211        350.4        N/A                Soletude Heights, Redwoods, Soletude Grove        
212        350.4        N/A                Trillium Tower, Humboldt, Upper Flat                                                                                                  
213        350.4        11.6                Gravel Bar, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove                                        
214        350.4        N/A                Haystack Needle, Formerly know as "Expansion", Humboldt, Miller Flat
215        350.3        N/A                PA 48 LiDAR, Humboldt, Patriarch Forest                                                    
216        350.3        15.9                  PC 107.2 LiDAR, Formerly known as "TT16", Prairie, Browns Creek Tributary. ~                                
217        350.3*         11.7                Javelin, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                
218        350.2        10.5                U-5, Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat                                        
219        350.2        3.81                Scarecrow, Humboldt, Founders Grove                                        
220        350.2         11.2                M-19, Montgomery, Lower Flat                                                
221        350.1        N/A                The Waiting, Formerly known as "Cattleguard", Humboldt, Middle Bull Creek Flat                                        
222        350.1        N/A                Calf Creek LiDAR#2, Humboldt, Calf Creek Flat                                        
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106.65        349.9        10.6                North Pillar, Humboldt, Lower Bull Creek Flat                                        
106.62        349.8        18.4                Deadwood Giant, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove                                          
106.59        349.7        14.0                T25, Redwood, Redwood Creek
106.25        348.6          22.4                Melkor, Redwood, Redwood Creek                                        
106.20        348.5        N/A                TT14, Redwood. Upper Little Lost Man Creek.
106.16        348.3        9.6                Seaserpent, Humboldt, Harper Flat                                                  
106.16        348.3        11.0                Disco, Humboldt, Federation Grove                                        
106.10        348.1        N/A                S2, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary
105.97        347.7        N/A                T47, Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary
105.92        347.5        12.5                West Slope, Redwood, Tom McDonald Creek. ~                                
105.92        347.5        12.0                Forty Four, Redwood, Forty Four Grove. ~                                        
105.90        347.4        11.0                TT18, Redwood, Larry Damn Creek.
105.77        347.0        9.0                North Face, Prairie, Prairie Creek                                        
105.75        346.9         14.0                JS4, Jedediah, East Fork Clarks Creek                                
105.58        346.4        13.5                Foggy Burl, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove                                                
105.50        346.1        14.0                  TT17, Redwood Creek Tributary
105.47        346.0        16.0                Steep Hill, Redwood, Tom McDonald Creek. ~                                        
105.47        346.0        12.0                  Slide Gulch, Redwood, Elam. ~                                                
105.16        345.0        N/A                Gemini, Prairie, Big Tree Grove. ~                                        
104.85        345.0        12.5                  Elam’s Beast, Redwood, Elam Creek                                        
105.04        344.6         15.7                Hill Davis, Redwood, Tall Trees Grove                                        
105.68        344.6        10.8                Polysprout, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                                        
105.01        344.5        N/A                TT19, Prairie, Boyes Creek Tributary. ~                                        
105.01        344.5         N/A                T36, Redwood, Tom McDonald Creek                
104.85        344.0         12.5                  Jim’s Tree, Redwood, Elam Creek. ~                                
104.85        344.0        13.0                McArthur Creek, Redwood, McArthur Creek. ~                                        
103.88        343.6        9.0                Turkey Vulture, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                                        
104.58        343.1        12.6                Soletude, Redwood, Soletude Grove                                        
103.63        343.0        14.0                  Larry Damm Tree, Redwood, Larry Damm Creek. ~                                                
103.63        343.0        12.3                  Redway, Humboldt, Whittemore Grove. ~                                                
103.66        342.5        12.5                  Ferny Glen, Grizzly, Cheatham Grove. Double Tree With Dead Top ~                                        
103.66        342.5        11.0 ~                Deck Tree, Richardson. Grows within deck cutout on north side of visitor center
103.66        342.5        13.8 ~                Outhouse Tree, AKA 9th Tallest, Richardson, In reality this tree is more like the 457 tallest !
103.66        342.5        10.6                Backloop, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                                        
104.15        342.5        13.5                Humboldt, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                                        
104.24        342.0        N/A                Broken Neck Gulch, Redwood, McArthur Creek. ~                                        
104.24        342.0        13.3                Jedediah Smith, Jedediah, Stout Grove. ~                                        
103.88        341.6        13.5                Butress, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                                        
104.09        341.5        16.5                Cheatham Giant, Grizzly, Cheatham Grove,        
103.79        340.5        10.0                  Van Duzen, Grizzly, Cheetham Grove. ~                        
103.88        340.0        8.9                Whirlaway, Hendy, Big Hendy Grove                        
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#2)  Re: Now 223 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 feet

Postby PAwildernessadvocate » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:17 pm

Cool, thanks for this database. Is it posted elsewhere online? Makes you wonder wistfully how many 350' redwoods there may have been 200 to 300 years ago.
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Postby edfrank » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:26 pm

Michael,

This is an amazing listing.  Thank you.

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#4)  Re: Now 223 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 feet

Postby M.W.Taylor » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:10 pm

PAwildernessadvocate wrote:Cool, thanks for this database. Is it posted elsewhere online? Makes you wonder wistfully how many 350' redwoods there may have been 200 to 300 years ago.



At the moment, this tallest redwoods list is posted only here on the ENTS BBS. Many of these trees are new discoveries. My website's tallest redwoods list is now obsolete and will be updated by the end of the month with this list. You've seen it first on ENTS.

This new list in includes all known 350'+ redwoods by Save the Redwoods League scientists Dr. Stephen Sillett and Dr. Robert Van Pelt and all my other tree colleagues who search for, climb and measure the tallest redwoods. One particular new redwood on the list is quite remarkable. "The Pole". Its dbh is 7ft but it stands over 350 ft tall !

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Postby dbhguru » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:15 pm

Michael,

  This list tops them all. Thanks so much for posting it. We know so much more than we used to thanks for the work of all listed.

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#6)  Re: 223 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 ft. LiDAR project conclu

Postby Will Blozan » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:21 am

Michael,

Great list of great trees! The "Pole" tree sounds really impressive.

I am inspired to list all tuliptrees over 180' as an eastern surrugate for your west coast "super trees" list. Or maybe all trees over 180' (this would be two species; e. white pine and tuliptree). Such a list would be relatively short and easy to manage. Now we just need to come up with names...

BTW, do you have an average range of error for the LiDAR hits versus the laser heights? That would be useful information to know.

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Postby edfrank » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:44 am

George Foreman had like six kids name George, so I imagine a whole series of trees named Will Blozan.
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#8)  Re: 223 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 ft. LiDAR project conclu

Postby M.W.Taylor » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Will Blozan wrote:Michael,

Great list of great trees! The "Pole" tree sounds really impressive.

I am inspired to list all tuliptrees over 180' as an eastern surrugate for your west coast "super trees" list. Or maybe all trees over 180' (this would be two species; e. white pine and tuliptree). Such a list would be relatively short and easy to manage. Now we just need to come up with names...

BTW, do you have an average range of error for the LiDAR hits versus the laser heights? That would be useful information to know.

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Will,

In the flat areas like Humboldt Redwoods State Park the LiDAR was usually within 3 feet accuracy and tended to be on the conservative side.  For steep hill areas the LIDAR often over-estimated by 20 feet more more due to the fact that redwoods tend to lean down-hill in notch canyons as they seek the open areas for more light. If the tree grows near a ravine this over-estimation from LiDAR was more the norm than the exception. Perhaps only 50% of the LiDAR hit list trees from Redwood National Park were actually trees over 350 feet. From Humboldt Redwoods State Park nearly 100% of the LiDAR returns that came back as being over 350 feet were actually trees over 350 feet when confirmed from the ground or climber deployed tape. It depends on the terrain and how well the ground/trunk interface was captured. For steep and dense canopies the ground determination is a great challenge.

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Postby jamesrobertsmith » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:40 pm

I watched a redwoods documentary yesterday. Bury Me in Redwood Country, I think it was called. Were you in that? Seems I saw a familiar face in there.
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#10)  Re: 222 Confirmed Redwoods Over 350 ft. LiDAR project conclu

Postby gnmcmartin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:47 am

Michael:

  Many many years ago, first in 1958, I visited the redwood country many times, and I may have visited the Humboldt Redwood State Park more often than the others. Way, way back, the tallest redwood was supposed to be a tree in the Founders Grove--I think it was called the Founders Tree, and initially was supposed to be 364 feet tall.  Then the story was that a storm blew off a part of the top, and it was measured to be 346.  Another report said that the initial measurement was recorded with transposed digits.  Did you measure this one?  And if so, what was the height? And was there evidence of a damaged top?

  Another question:  A bit out of the way, is a less often visited section of the park, which includes the Pepperwood Grove.  In my memory--I was probably last there in 1970 or so--the trees there did not seem to rival those in other parts of the park.  But, did you measure any there?  Were there any in the 140 class?

  Anyway, what an amazing piece of work you have done.  I can only imagine the challenges involved in measuring these trees.  Yes, the LiDAR helps you locate trees to measure, but that doesn't make the actual measurement any easier.  I am stunned and amazed by what you, and others, have accomplished.  Thanks!

  My wife and I have not given up hope of getting out there to see these trees one last time, and your list only adds motivation.  My love affair with redwoods started when I was 7 or 8 years old, and I saw the picture of two very graceful tall redwoods in G.H. Collingwoods book, Knowing Your Trees.

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