Atlanta, GA Rucker Index reaches 143.1'

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Re: Atlanta, GA Rucker Index reaches 143.1'

Post by eliahd24 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:56 pm

Atlanta RHI 10 index is now 144.3'.

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Re: Atlanta, GA Rucker Index reaches 143.1'

Post by eliahd24 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:22 am

Another update! Atlanta RHI 10 pushes past 145 to 145.2'! I still want to remeasure a few of these, but yesterday I found new high point on Sweetgum (now 147') and Shumard oak (now 144.3'). Pretty exciting stuff!

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Re: Atlanta, GA Rucker Index reaches 143.1'

Post by dbhguru » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:19 pm

Eli,

Atlanta has gone to a new level. Very impressive. The new RHI sent me scurrying to my database. Northampton Mass's RHI stands at approximately 122. I expect that with lots msore searching, we could nurse it up to 123. Stockbridge Mass's index is higher if Ice Glen is included, but will fall shy of 130. Leaving out townships that include state forests, this is probably as high as one can go in Massachusetts. I would guess that Boston's is between 110 and 115 at the absolute most.

It will be interesting to see what Erik eventually gets for the Big Apple, but I don't think it will challenge Atlanta. One city that can is Philadelphia. Maybe George Fieo will take up the challenge. I wonder what other eastern cities might be in the running. Maybe we can eventually get American Forests interested in the city competitions.

Bob
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Re: Atlanta, GA Rucker Index reaches 143.1'

Post by Matt Markworth » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:54 pm

Eli, Bob,

Wow, the City in a Forest continues to impress!

Cincinnati can claim an RHI 10 of 140.2' based solely on 10 trees in California Woods. I doubt it can go much higher, although there are some possibilities. I think there is probably a 130'+ red oak somewhere that can crack into the top 10.

I remember Steve posting some very impressive numbers for Akron, OH as well.

Matt

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