Another redbud puzzle

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Matt Markworth
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Another redbud puzzle

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:36 pm

NTS,

Will's recent post made me think of this puzzling eastern redbud. It currently holds the #3 spot on the Ohio list. It's one of a few trees in Woodland Cemetery (Dayton, OH) that I'm confirming for the Ohio big tree coordinator.

It was measured in 2003 as 67" x 26' x 34'. For comparison purposes, I couldn't figure out where the 2003 girth measurement was made. For fun, I measured it at 1.5' off the ground and got 114".

Thoughts on where to measure girth?

Another fun one!

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Rand
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Re: Another redbud puzzle

Post by Rand » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:56 pm

I'd give this one a 'Cthulhu' difficulty rating.

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Re: Another redbud puzzle

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:51 pm

Geez... I would hesitate to call it a single tree in the first place. Just give it an "Honorable Mention".

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Re: Another redbud puzzle

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:36 pm

Just measure the gravestone. Oh wait, you can't even do that.

That is an absolute mess! There's a low branch and probably four trunks. I agree with "honorable mention". If hard pressed for an answer, I'd do the large, rotted piece above the low branch but that still may be a double.

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Re: Another redbud puzzle

Post by Matt Markworth » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:20 pm

Thanks guys.

Yeah, this is probably one to just appreciate it for what it is.

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Re: Another redbud puzzle

Post by Bart Bouricius » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:16 am

I think it would have definite possibilities as a girth champion in the "Bundle of stems" category.

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