Rabun County Rhodo

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Jess Riddle
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Rabun County Rhodo

Post by Jess Riddle » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:45 pm


While working in the northeastern corner of Georgia today, I ran across this rosebay rhododendron.
The tree looks to me like it has a single pith, so I measured it at the narrowest point below the fork. At 16” above ground, the circumference is 41”, just two inches shy of the NTS record. The height is a respectable 26.5’. I didn’t have time to measure the taller rhododendron that grow nearby, nor the large and tall mountain-laurel that grow elsewhere in the watershed. Larger species did not reach exceptional sizes, and the adjacent ridges have some of the scruffiest forest anywhere in the north Georgia mountains.


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Will Blozan
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Re: Rabun County Rhodo

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:54 am

VERY cool tree, Jess! Looks like gravity will soon get the better of it.


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