Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

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Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:44 pm

Hi All,

Genus of the Week: Carpinus

"Nature now, like an athlete, begins to strip herself in earnest for her contest with her great antagonist Winter. In the bare trees and twigs what a display of muscle!" - Henry David Thoreau, 10/29/1858


An excerpt from Jess's MaxList:
carpinus.PNG
An excerpt from Kouta and Jeroen's European Height Records List: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 482#p24064
carpinus 2.PNG
Please reply with these measurement details if you think you've measured a specimen displaying the growth potential (Height, Girth, Spread, or Volume) of the species. Please include photos when possible.

Species (Scientific):
Species (Common):
Height (ft):
CBH (ft):
Maximum Spread (ft):
Average Spread (ft):
Volume (ft3):
Site Name:
Subsite Name:
Country:
State or Province:
Property Owner:
Date of Measurement:
Measurer(s):
Method of Height Measurement:
Tree Name:
Habitat:
Notes:

Tree of the Week Guidelines: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=393&t=5221

Tree of the Week Forum: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewforum.php?f=393

USDA Plants Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CARPI

Don Leopold videos . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C336M2a_o2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C336M2a_o2s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_xGVfqmyM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_xGVfqmyM

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Re: Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Hi All,

Here is Scott's original post on the 103" CBH Carpinus caroliniana along with photos . . .

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... e_park.htm

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... wood3a.jpg

http://pabigtrees.com/tree_detail.aspx? ... 0195823350



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Re: Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by Matt Markworth » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi All,

Here is Will's post that references the 74' max spread Carpinus caroliniana along with a photo: http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... others.htm

The post also has info on a large Carpinus caroliniana ssp. virginiana:
Later, along the road by Lynn Camp Prong we spotted a richer looking forest with some nice ironwood (Carpinus virginiana) and paw-paw (Asimina triloba). We quickly confirmed two new park height records for both species, 2'4" X 67.7' for ironwood . . .
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Re: Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by eliahd24 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:12 pm

Species (Scientific): Carpinus caroliniana
Species (Common): Ironwood
Height (ft): 65.0
CBH (ft): 2.2
Maximum Spread (ft):
Average Spread (ft): 36
Volume (ft3):
Site Name: Fernbank Forest
Subsite Name:
Country: USA
State or Province: GA
Property Owner: Fernbank Museum
Date of Measurement: 12/22/15
Measurer(s): Eli Dickerson
Method of Height Measurement: Sine method, laser and clinometer
Tree Name:
Habitat: creekside tree in rolling piedmont forest
Notes: tree is located in doghobble patch on north side of main trail between 2 bridges- viewable from trail

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Re: Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by Matt Markworth » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:58 pm

Eli,

Very cool, that's a tall guy! I'll add it to the list.

This is a good reminder for me to reinvigorate the Tree of the Week postings, which I think I'll do after I finish some of the species-specific lists I'm working on.

Matt

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Re: Tree Maximums - Genus of the Week: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Post by eliahd24 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:27 pm

I think reviving the species of the week is a great idea. I'm a huge fan. You were able to bring many tree measurers together to compile species specific data in one place with a great format. I think it brought out the inner competitor in all of us too- in a good way. Keep it rollin'!

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