This morning I began pulling together the latest maximum height for all trees by state - the states we've concentrated on. The information is scattered, but I think the numbers given in the attached list are accurate. the only non-NTS number is the Kentucky tall tree, because it was climbed and tape-drop measured. I refuse to even consider non-NTS sources, especially in eastern states like Michigan, which have zero credibility. We need to add more western states. I'll leave that to Michael Taylor and Don Bertolette. I'm unsure if we have enough data from Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas to list the highest number we have. Conspicuously absent from the list are Connecticut and Rhode Island, practically my backyard. However, I have not been able to locate outstanding tall tree sites in either state, although I have good reason to believe they exist, especially Connecticut. I request the help of the rest of you in maintaining this list. Eventually, we should rely on the database for this kind of information, but in the near term, we need to maintain it in Excel. Oh yes, I didn't include the dead Yellow Buckeye from West Virginia. The list is not meant to be historical maximums, but one of currently live trees.
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder and Executive Director
Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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