Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

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Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by M.W.Taylor » Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:47 pm

Found yesterday with Duncan Kennedy in Plumas National Forest. The top was likely blown out by recent microburst. This tree was probably 82m-83m at its peak. Many recently fallen trees are present in area.

Species: Sugar Pine
Dbh: 8.3'
Height: 79.25m (260.0')
Estimated Trunk Volume: 4,500 cubic feet
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Re: Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by ElijahW » Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:11 am

Michael, Duncan,

Congratulations on finding another big Sugar Pine. It’s a bummer that you didn’t get to see the tree’s top intact. Is the broken off trunk in the foreground of the first photo an Incense Cedar?

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Re: Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by M.W.Taylor » Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:23 pm

Thanks Elijah, The broken trunk tree is an incense cedar. Many of them in the area were snapped in two

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Re: Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by DAKennedy » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:00 pm

That was a fun trip, and I'm looking forward to returning to that corner of the PNF to find more trees like it. I did take a pretty bad tumble while we were trying to get to another tree later that day and tweaked my neck, shoulder and arm catching my fall and it took me until a few days ago to fully recover.

Rotted logs and small creeks are no joke, people.

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Re: Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Oct 12, 2022 8:16 am

Duncan,

In the Smokies, I stepped on a very round boulder, immediately went horizontal and landed on my outstretched arm. I thought for sure I had shoulder and hand injuries. Somehow, I was fine with some residual hand pain for the next few weeks. Most of my falls are simple butt slides but every now and then...

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Re: Another Super Sized Plumas NF Sugar Pine

Post by M.W.Taylor » Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:00 am

DAKennedy wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:00 pm
That was a fun trip, and I'm looking forward to returning to that corner of the PNF to find more trees like it. I did take a pretty bad tumble while we were trying to get to another tree later that day and tweaked my neck, shoulder and arm catching my fall and it took me until a few days ago to fully recover.

Rotted logs and small creeks are no joke, people.
Duncan, I "torqued" my shoulder in the same area where you got "hammered". That place is a death trap !

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