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pierce new member

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:15 am
by pierce
Greetings,
My name is Pierce and I am a new member to ENTS. I am a professional arborist and tree climber in Minnesota. I have been following the ENTS website for the last few years, and finally joined the discussion group. I would call myself an enthusiastic tree measurer. I keep a list of the large and interesting trees that I climb and come across. I did invest in a laser range finder and am still working out some of the bugs. I also have an interest in trees with stories and/or historical value. I look forward to posting some of the trees that I have on my list and the trees I have yet to see.

Pierce

Re: pierce new member

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:40 am
by Will Blozan
Pierce,

Welcome to NTS! You obviously will slide right in to the organization. Please let us know how we can help with your measuring "bugs".

I anxiously await some posts of the trees you mentioned.

Will

Re: pierce new member

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:32 am
by pierce
Will,

Thanks for the welcome. I will try to put together some posts on some of my tree list. As for my "bugs", I still have to calibrate my laser range finder(LRF) for change over and I have noticed some problems with angles. I have a Leupold 750 LRF with an inclinometer. I like the unit, it is easy to use and has good optics. But I feel that I have been taking angles measurements that include head tilt. As you know a forestry clinometer is meant to be used with no head movement, only the eyes. With the LRF, I need to move my head to see through the optics...giving me different angle readings. My thought is to make a monopod that I can rest the LRF on and maintain a single point of movement for the angle reading. Eventually I will get a clinometer. But for now this is what I have. Change over calibration is just laziness on my part.

Thanks for this great organization,
Pierce

Re: pierce new member

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:02 pm
by edfrank
Pierce,

Welcome to NTS! I am sure you have read the tree measuring guidelines that Wil wrote: http://www.ents-bbs.org/download/file.php?id=5869 and the Really Really Basics guide that I wrote: http://www.ents-bbs.org/download/file.php?id=5870 I look forward to getting some numbers from Minnesota. I also looking forward to your tree histories and stories as much as the measurements.

Edward Frank

Re: pierce new member

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:41 pm
by RyanLeClair
Welcome, Pierce. This is the best place for treeish people on the web!