Adirondack Rucker Height Index 2017

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Adirondack Rucker Height Index 2017

Post by ElijahW » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 am


I compiled a Rucker 10 and 20 Index for NY's Adirondack Park, current as of 9/2017, attached below. The top 10 species average 123.6' in height, and the top 20 average 115.0'. Sixteen species currently exceed 100' in height, though several more will after further surveys (Northern Red Oak, for example). Looking at the list, species needing much more attention include White and Black Spruce, Balsam Poplar, Quaking Aspen, and Striped Maple. Much work is left to be done.
Adirondack Max Height List Master.xlsx
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"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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Re: Adirondack Rucker Height Index 2017

Post by dbhguru » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:24 pm


Thanks for keeping track of the Dacks RHI. I'll bet you'll raise it by a full point within the next 6 months.

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Re: Adirondack Rucker Height Index 2017

Post by testuser » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am

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