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

Nts,

While working in the northeastern corner of Georgia today, I ran across this rosebay rhododendron.
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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.

Jess

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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.

Will

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