Rucker Comparisons

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue May 26, 2020 2:13 pm

The Southeast-small and medium sites

The Southeastern States consist of coastal plains, piedmont or hill regions, mountians or plateaus. I've grouped the top sites in three types of terrain, coastal plains (all 4 types combined - coastal, inner, outer, and sandhills). Piedmont and hill regions will be combined. Mountain and plateau will also be combined. These are small sites and medium sites, except for Congaree, but we have so few coastal plain sites so it is included. The larger sites will be added soon.

Coastal Plain

1. Congaree NP, SC

RHI 10 = 151.72' 46.24m
RHI 5 = 160.14' 48.81m

2. Caledon Natural Area/State Park, VA

RHI 10 = 139.44' 42.50m
RHI 5 = 147.88' 45.07m

3. Meeman-Shelby Forest

RHI 10 = 138.60' 42.24m
RHI 5 = 147.38' 44.92m

4. Noxubee NF, MS

RHI 10 = 137.95' 42.04m
RHI 5 = 142.90' 43.55m

5. Ocmulgee Flats, GA

RHI 10 = 133.29' 40.62m
THI 5 = 137.90' 42.03m

6. Overton Park, Memphis, TN

RHI 10 = 131.32' 40.02m
RHI 5 = 141.16' 43.02m

7. Moro Creek, AR

RHI 10 = 127.78' 38.94m
RHI 5 = 133.06' 40.55m

8. Beech Creek, AR

RHI 10 = 127.57' 38.88m
RHI 5 = 131.86' 40.19m

9. Bienville NF, MS

RHI 10 = 126.70' 38.61m
RHI 5 = 131.10' 39.95m

10. Torreya St Pk, FL

RHI 10 = 125.40' 38.22m
RHI 5 = 130.20' 39.68m

11. Big Oak Tree St Pk, MO

RHI 10 = 122.38' 37.30m
RHI 5 = 127.34' 38.81m

12. Black Creek Wilderness, MS

RHI 10 = 115.40' 35.17m
RHI 5 = 127.00' 38.70m


Piedmont

1. Rock Creek, Washington DC, (Glover, Archibald Parks)
RHI 10 = 144.41' 44.01m
RHI 5 = 150.74' 45.94m

2. Turkey Run, Washington DC
RHI 10 = 144.04' 43.90m
RHI 5 = 150.74' 45.94m

3. Ragged Mountain, VA
RHI 10 = 142.34' 43.38m
RHI 5 = 150.76' 45.95m

4. Tanglewood, Clemmons, NC

RHI 10 = 139.63' 42.56m
RHI 5 = 146.08' 44.52m

5. Fernbank Forest, Atlanta, GA

RHI 10 = 138.29' 42.15m
RHI 5 = 145.50' 44.34m

6. Montpelier, James Madison Estate, VA

RHI 10 = 137.88' 42.02m
RHI 5 = 147.34’ 44.90m

7. Guilford Woods, Greensboro, NC

RHI 10 = 134.59' 41.02m
RHI 5 = 144.56' 44.06m

8. Croft St Pk, Spartanburg, SC

RHI 10 = 132.62' 40.42m
RHI 5 = 141.84' 43.23m

9. Rock Creek, Oconee NF, GA

RHI 10 = 129.87' 39.58m
RHI 5 = 135.52' 41.30m

10. Greensboro Watershed, NC

RHI 10 128.49' 39.16m
RHI 5 = 133.86' 40.80m

11 Long Cane Creek, Abbeville, SC

RHI 10 = 128.16' 39.06m
RHI 5 = 133.14' 40.58m

12. Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro, NC

RHI 10 = 124.99' 38.09m
RHI 5 = 131.34' 40.03m
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by ElijahW » Wed May 27, 2020 8:36 am

Brian,

Thanks for doing this. Like Erik wrote, some numbers are outdated, but the information is valuable nonetheless. You’ve done a good job,

Elijah

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Thu May 28, 2020 12:14 pm

Southeast - small and medium sites

I don't have Rucker Indices for many GSMNP sites. They would thoroughly dominate this list. Many sites in the Smokies do not have enough species to be listed here. This is a blend of small sites and microsites. A few have been used twice and will be noted in parentheses.

The Mountains and Plateaus

1. Tammassee Knob, Sumter NF, Cental Brevard Zone, SC (contains Station Cove)
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 156.00' 47.54m
RHI 5 = 162.30' 49.46m

2. Burnt Mountain (one tree from Cucumber Gap) Elkmont, GSMNP, TN
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie

RHI 10 = 153.18' 46.69m (152.70' 46.54m from Burnt Mtn microsite)
RHI 5 = 162.12' 49.41m

3. Caldwell Fork, Cataloochee, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle, Bob Leverett

RHI 10 = 152.42' 46.45m
RHI 5 = 168.34' 51.31m

4. Alexander Creek, Sumter NF, Central Brevard Zone, SC (contains Lee Branch and Station Cove)
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 152.39' 46.44m
RHI 5 = 161.28' 49.15m

5. Baxter Creek, Big Creek, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 151.35' 46.13m
RHI 5 = 159.32' 48.56m

6. Laurel Fork, Jocassee Gorges Mgmt Area, SC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Brian Beduhn, Josh Kelly

RHI = 149.01' 45.41m
RHI = 157.08' 47.87m

7. John Rock, Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC (contains Horse Cove and East Horse Cove)
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan

RHI 10 = 148.25' 45.18m
RHI 5 = 157.28' 47.93m

8. Rough Fork, Cataloochee, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, John Eichholz, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 147.56' 44.97m
RHI 5 = 160.20' 48.82m

9. Station Cove, Sumter NF, Central Brevard Zone, SC microsite
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 145.52' 44.35m
RHI 5 = 153.92' 46.91m

10. Mingus Creek, Oconaluftee, GSMNP, NC
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 145.11' 44.23m
RHI 5 = 151.08' 46.04m

11. Tree Amigos Cove, Big Creek, GSMNP, NC microsite
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 145.01' 44.20m
RHI 5 = 153.96' 46.92m

12. Mouse Creek, Big Creek, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 144.41' 44.01m
RHI 5 = 154.62' 47.12m

13. Lee Branch, Sumter NF, SC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 144.40' 44.01m
RHI 5 = 156.42' 47.67m

14. Horse Cove, Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 144.32' 43.98m
RHI 5 = 153.32' 46.73m

15. Wadakoe Mountain, Jocassee Gorges Mgmt Area, SC
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 144.23' 43.96m
RHI 5 = 153.62' 46.82m

16. Panther Creek, GA
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 143.92' 43.86m
RHI 5 = 150.60' 45.90m

17. Looking Glass Rock, Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 143.60' 43.77m
RHI 5 = 148.10' 45.14m

18. Barkers Creek, Nanatahala NF, NC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 143.22' 43.65m
RHI 5 = 152.24' 46.40m

19. Fall Creek Falls St Pk, TN
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Will Blozan

RHI 10 = 142.80' 43.52m
RHI 5 = 150.98' 46.01m

20. Frozen Head St Pk & Natural Area, TN
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 141.80' 43.22m
RHI 5 = 147.86' 45.06m

21. Foothills Trail/Musterground Road intersection, Jocassee Gorges Mgmt Area, NC, SC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 141.10' 43.00m
RHI 5 = 150.56' 45.89m

22. Cliff Creek, Chattooga Watershed, GA
Measurer: Jess Ridlle

RHI 10 = 140.70' 42.88m
RHI 5 = 152.10' 46.36m

23. Black Pine/ Green Ridge, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Michael Davie, Josh Kelly

RHI 10 = 140.66' 42.87m
RHI 5 = 146.28' 44.58m

24. Armstrong Creek, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 140.63' 42.86m
RHI 5 = 149.34' 45.51m

25. Spoilcane Creek, GA
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 140.53' 42.83m
RHI 5 = 148.26' 45.19m

26. Skiffley Creek/Dry Branch, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Josh Kelly, Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 140.24' 42.74m
RHI 5 = 150.04' 45.73m

27. Chasteen Creek, Big Creek, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 139.87' 42.63m
RHI 5 = 148.04' 45.12m

28. Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC (exotic species included in index)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Bob Van Pelt, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 139.75' 42.59m
RHI 5 = 147.16' 44.85m

29. North Fork, Big Ivy River, Big Ivy, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan

RHI 10 = 139.59' 42.54m
RHI 5 = 146.88' 44.77m

30. Cliff Branch, Oconaluftee, GSMNP, NC
Measurers" Will Blozan, Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 139.31' 42.46m
RHI 5 = 149.24' 45.48m

31. Mineral Creek, Big Ivy, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 139.17' 42.42m
RHI 5 = 147.80' 45.05m

32. Santeetlah Creek, Joyce Kilmer, Nantahala NF, NC
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 138.65' 42.26m
RHI 5 = 147.12' 44.84m

33. Saddle Gap, Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 138.37' 42.17m
RHI 5 = 145.92' 44.47m

34. Winding Stairs Trail, Central Brevard Zone, Sumter NF, SC
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 138.07' 42.08m
RHI 5 = 146.56' 44.67m

35. Walker Creek, Big Ivy, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 137.63' 41.94m
RHI 5 = 143.64' 43.78m

36. Kitsuma Trail, Royal Gorge, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 135.50' 41.30m
RHI 5 = 143.12' 43.62m

37. Sugar Cove Creek, Mackey Mountain Area, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 135.49' 41.29m
RHI 5 = 143.40' 43.70m
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Thu May 28, 2020 2:20 pm

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

smaller sites

It was difficult to get too many Rucker Indices but I managed to get a handful of them. I hope to update several of these by next year.

Elkmont (Little River)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly
RHI 10 = 153.98' 46.93m
RHI 5 = 162.12' 49.41m

1. tuliptree 184.9'
2. Biltmore ash 162.2' R
3. bitternut hickory 160.1'
4. sycamore 154.7'
5. white basswood 151.0'
6. red oak 148.4'
7. black cherry 146.2'
8. cucumbertree 145.0'
9. yellow buckeye 144.1'
10. red maple 143.2' R


Caldwell Fork, Cataloochee (contains Sag Branch, McKee Branch, Den Branch, Clontz Branch)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Bob Leverett
RHI 10 = 152.42' 46.45m
RHI 5 = 168.34' 51.31m

1. white pine 207.0' R
2. tuliptree 168.5'
3. E. hemlock 166.7'
4. yellow buckeye 151.0'
5. shagbark hickory 148.5'
6. chestnut oak 140.9'
7. cucumbertree 139.0'
8. bitternut hickory 138.6'
9. pignut hickory 132.1'
10. sugar maple 131.9'

Baxter Creek, Big Creek
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 151.35' 46.13m
RHI 5 = 159.32' 48.56m

1. tuliptree 178.3'
2. sycamore 156.9'
3. white ash 155.2'
4. bitternut hickory 154.3'
5. cucumbertree 151.9' R
6. white basswood 150.2'
7. sugar maple 144.2'
8. e. hemlock 143.3'
9. red maple 142.4'
10. red oak 136.8'

Rough Fork, Cataloochee (contains Hurricane Creek and Jim Branch) (no numbers on white pine, which would significantly affect the index)
Measurers: Will Blozan, John Eichholz, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 149.90' 45.69m
RHI 5 = 160.20' 48.82m

1. tuliptree 177.6''
2. E. hemlock 169.5'
3. white ash 163.0'
4. white basswood 147.0'
5. yellow buckeye 143.9'
6. red maple 142.2'
7. red oak 140.9'
8. bitternut hickory 139.3'
9. red maple 138.2'
10. cucumbertree 137.4'

Mingus Creek, Oconaluftee
Measurer: Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 145.11' 44.23m
RHI 5 = 151.08' 46.05m

1. tuliptree 171.4'
2. Biltmore ash 148.6'
3. white basswood 146.6'
4. red oak 144.7'
5. black locust 144.5'
6. cucumbertree 143.8'
7. Am beech 142.6' R2
8. white ash 141.9'
9. pignut hickory 137.4'
10. yellow buckeye 130.0'

Tree Amigos Cove, Big Creek (this is a priority for updating this winter, I believe there is a 140+ cherry)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 145.01' 44.20m
RHI 5 = 153.96' 46.92m

1. tuliptree 177.2'
2. sycamore 162.3'
3. black locust 148.4'
4. Biltmore ash 141.2'
5. chestnut oak 140.7'
6. red oak 138.7'
7. yellow buckeye 138.4'
8. sweetgum 136.6'
9. white ash 133.5'
10. red maple 133.1'

Mouse Creek, Big Creek
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 144.41' 44.01m
RHI 5 = 154.62' 47.12m

1. tuliptree 174.9'
2. bitternut hickory 156.3'
3. red oak 155.7'
4. e. hemlock 143.2'
5. white ash 143.0'
6. black locust 139.2'
7. yellow buckeye 137.3'
8. white basswood 134.4'
9. cucumbertree 132.9'
10. sugar maple 127.2'

Dancing Sycamores Cove, Big Creek
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 141.82' 43.22m
RHI 5 = 158.58' 48.33m

1. tuliptree 186.1'
2. sycamore 165.5' R
3. white basswood 150.3'
4. sweetgum 147.9'
5. yellow buckeye 143.1'
6. red elm 135.0'
7. Biltmore ash 132.7'
8. sugar maple 122.3'
9. red maple 119.9'
10. shagbark hickory 115.4'

Chasteen Creek, Oconaluftee
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 139.87' 42.63m
RHI 5 = 148.04' 45.12m

1. tuliptree 165.2'
2. black locust 151.8'
3. white basswood 142.3'
4. black cherry 140.9'
5. white ash 140.0'
6. Biltmore ash 139.5'
7. red oak 137.9'
8. chestnut oak 134.7'
9. white oak 130.9'
10. sugar maple 115.5'

Cliff Branch, Oconaluftee, microsite
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 139.31' 42.46m
RHI 5 = 149.24' 45.48m

1. tuliptree 176.1'
2. cucumbertree 146.8'
3. black locust 144.5'
4. white basswood 137.7'
5. yellow buckeye 139.1'
6. bitternut hickory 139.0'
7. white ash 137.7'
8. red maple 125.5'
9. black cherry 123.2'
10. Fraser magnolia 121.5' R


Welch Branch, Forney Creek, microsite
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 135.67' 41.35m
RHI 5 = 150.06' 45.73m

1. tuliptree 188.4'
2. red oak 156.3' R2
3. white pine 142.6'
4. black locust 133.0'
5. red maple 130.0'
6. sycamore 129.2'
7. shortleaf pine 125.5'
8. white oak 124.1'
9. bitternut hickory 120.0'
10. black birch 107.6'

Big Branch, Big Creek ( undermeasured)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 133.80' 40.78m
RHI 5 = 149.30' 45.50m

1. white ash 167.1' R
2. tuliptree 163.1'
3. sycamore 157.9'
4. white basswood 130.4'
5. sweetgum 128.0'
6. white pine 127.9'
7. Am beech 119.6'
8. mockernut hickory 117.7'
9. scarlet oak 117.4'
10. Fraser magnolia 108.9'

Cove Hardwood Trail, Sugarlands
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 132.68' 40.44m
RHI 5 = 143.32' 43.68m

1. tuliptree 148.1'
2. bitternut hickory 147.5'
3. yellow buckeye 146.5'
4. sugar maple 141.5'
5. black locust 133.0'
6. Biltmore ash 131.9'
7. white basswood 128.3'
8. black cherry 122.4'
9. red oak 121.9'
10. silverbell 106.5'


Kanati Fork, Oconaluftee
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle
RHI 5 = 148.86' 45.37m

1. tuliptree 167.1'
2. black locust 156.1'
3. white basswood 144.7'
4. sycamore 143.9'
5. red oak 131.7'


Collins Creek, Oconaluftee
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle
RHI 5 = 146.72' 44.72m

1. tuliptree 156.3'
2. E hemlock 156.2'
3. red oak 142.4'
4. white ash 141.1'
5. yellow buckeye 137.6'
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri May 29, 2020 3:26 pm

And now for the big daddy comparison of composite sites. These include more area and do still vary significantly in size but each site covers a substantial land area. All land types in the eastern US are included.

Eastern Composite Comparison

1. Cataloochee, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie,Jess Riddle, Josh Kelly, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 159.92' 48.74m
RHI 5 = 173.90' 53.00m

2. Big Creek, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn, Bob Leverett, Josh Kelly

RHI 10 = 159.42' 48.59m
RHI 5 = 167.40' 51.02m

3. Central Brevard Zone, Sumter NF, Blue Risge Escarpment, SC
(includes Tammassee Knob, Station Cove, Alexander Creek, and Winding Stairs)
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 157.43' 47.98m
RHI 5 = 164.14' 50.02m

4. Savage Gulf, Cumberland Plareau, TN
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Will Blozan

RHI 10 = 156.82' 47.79m
RHI 5 = 162.92' 49.65m

5. Oconaluftee, GSMNP, NC
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 156.12' 47.58m
RHI 5 = 165.42' 50.42m

6. Jocassee Gorges Mgmt Area, SC & NC, Blue Ridge Escarpment
(includes Laurel Fork, Eastatoe Gorge, Wadakoe Mtn, JG St Pk, Whitewater Falls, and Jocassee Wildlife)
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly

RHI 10 = 154.52' 47.09m
RHI 5 = 160.56' 48.93m

7. Congaree NP, Congaree River, SC
Measurers (and climbers and videographers): Tyler Phillips, Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Ed Coyle, Larry Tucei, Marcus Houtchings,
Bob Leverett, Robert Van Pelt, James Parton, Paul Jost, John Parmenter, Jeff Ellsworth, David Huff

RHI 10 = 151.72' 46.24m
RHI 5 = 160.14' 48.81m

8. Greenbrier, GSMNP
Measurers: Michael Davie, Will Blozan, jess Riddle, Josh Kelly, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 150.46' 45.86m
RHI 5 = 159.94' 48.75m

9. Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie

RHI 10 = 150.90’ 45.99m
RHI 5 = 158.88' 48.42m

10. Lower Chattooga/Tallulah Gorge, GA (includes Tallulah Gorge, Panther Branch, Cliff Creek, Camp Creek, Camp
Branch in SC)
Measurer: Jess Riddle

RHI 10 = 148.73' 45.33m
RHI 5 = 157.52' 48.01m

11. Chattooga River, SC & GA (contains upper Chattooga, East Fork Chattooga, and West Fork Chattooga)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 147.80' 45.05m
RHI 5 = 157.48' 48.00m

12. Big Ivy, Pisgah NF, NC
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Josh Kelly, Jess Riddle, Bob Leverett, Will Blozan

RHI 10 = 145.97' 44.49m
RHI 5 = 154.60' 47.12m

13. Woods Mountain, Pisgah NF, Blue Ridge Escarpment, NC (includes Armstrong Creek, Bee Tree Creek, and Woods Mtn)
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 144.28' 43.97m
RHI 5 = 153.58' 46.81m

14. Curtis Creek/Mackey Mountain, Pisgah NF, NC (includes Curtis Creek, Mackey Mtn, Sugar Cove Creek, and Buck Creek)
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 =144.17' 43.94m
RHI 5 = 150.78' 45.95m

15. Cuyahoga Valley NP, Cuyahoga River Vally, OH
Measurers: Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, Stefan Radivoyevitch

RHI 10 = 142.41' 43.40m
RHI 5 = 151.42' 46.15m

16. Royal Gorge, Pisgah NF, Blue Ridge Escarpment, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn

RHI 10 = 141.44' 43.11m
RHI 5 = 149.32' 45.51m

17. Hocking Hills Composite, OH
Measurers: Tom Diggins, Rand Brown, Matt Markworth, Stefan Radivoyevitch

RHI 10 = 140.36' 42.78m
RHI 5 = 155.94' 47.53m

18. Noxubee NF, MS
Measurer: Larry Tucei

RHI 10 = 137.95' 42.04m
RHI 5 = 142.90' 43.55m
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:18 am

Brian-

That's quite a listing you have compiled. Great work.
I'm sure that took some time.

I haven't been on the BBS site much lately.
I will start posting more on here.

Larry

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 am

Welcome back, Larry!

You've had quite a hand in these listings. It took some time to compile them but it has been a lot of fun, and has opened my eyes to some regions where I was quite ignorant about the forests. I've spent years focusing on just several states and now I see what else is out there in the East, including Canada.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:08 pm

The next task will be to list Rucker indices foe each geographical or geologic area. There will be Northeast, Midwest, Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Cumberland Plateau, and Mountains regions.

Northeast
RHI 5 = 164.14' 50.02m
RHI 10 = 156.75' 47.77m
RHI 15 = 152.39' 46.44m
RHI 20 = 148.98' 45.41m
RHI 30 = 143.57' 43.76m

1. white pine 184.7' Cook Forest PA
2. tuliptree 164.9' Brandywine Ck DE
3. sycamore 160.2' Zoar Valley NY
4. bitternut hickory 157.5' Zoar Valley NY
5. pignut hickory 153.4' Letchworth St Pk NY
6. white ash 152.0' Mohawk Trail MA
7. Norway spruce 150.5' Buckland MA R
8. red oak 150.0' White Clay Ck Res PA
9. E hemlock 147.5' Cook Forest PA
10. London planetree 146.8' Wissahickon PA R

11. green ash 146.4' Wissahickon PA R
12. European larch 146.0' Buckland MA R
13. red hickory 142.7' Letchworth St Pk NY
14. cottonwood 142.2' Zoar Valley NY
15. dawn redwood 141.1' Longwood Gardens PA R
16. shagbark hickory 141.0' Ellison Pk NY
17. Am basswood 139.0' Ricketts Glen PA R
18. Am beech 138.2' Winterthur DE
18. black oak 138.2' Laurels Preserve PA
20. black cherry 137.3' Cook Forest PA

21. red maple 136.7' Wintergreen Gorge PA
22. sugar maple 136.5' Mohawk Trail MA
23. mockernut hickory 134.6' Ridley Creek PA
24. black walnut 134.2' White Clay Ck Res PA
25. Freeman maple 133.1' Fuertes Bird Sanct NY
26. red spruce 133.0' Mount Greylock MA
27. chestnut oak 132.1' Inwood Hills NY
28. white oak 131.9' Ridley Creek PA
29. black locust 128.6' Durand Eastman NY
30. RM Douglas fir 126.8' Durand Eastman NY


Midwest
RHI 5 = 161.46' 49.21m
RHI 10 = 153.00' 46.63m
RHI 15 = 147.65' 45.00m
RHI 20 = 143.40' 43.70m

1. tuliptree 172.0' CVNP OH
2. white pine 165.0' Menominee WI
3. sycamore 160.9' Lake Hope St Pk OH
4. E hemlock 157.0' Hocking Hills OH
5. red pine 152.4' Hartwick Pines MI R
6. black cherry 152.2' CVNP OH R
7. red oak 146.0' CVNP OH
8. cottonwood 143.4' CVNP OH
9. bitternut hickory 141.8' CVNP OH
10. white ash 139.3' North Chagrin OH

11. black walnut 138.9' California Woods OH
12. red hickory 138.2' Donaldson Woods IN
13. shagbark hickory 136.8' California Woods OH
14. Freeman maple 135.7' Rocky River OH R
15. Am beech 135.2' CVNP OH
16. yellow buckeye 133.1' California Woods OH
17. cucumbertree 132.0' CVNP OH
18. Kentuckey coffeetree 130.4' Pioneer Mothers MF IN R
19. Am basswood 129.2' California Woods OH
20. bur oak 128.6' Goll Woods OH
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:34 pm

Coastal Plain
RHI 5 = 161.58' 49.24m
RHI 10 = 155.16' 47.29m
RHI 15 = 150.60' 45.90m
RHI 20 = 147.11' 44.84m

1. loblolly pine 172.3' Congaree SC R
2. tuliptree 165.8' Caledon VA
3. cherrybark oak 160.2' Congaree SC R
4. Shumard oak 157.6' Congaree SC R
5. sweetgum 157.0' Congaree SC R
6. cottonwood 154.4' Meeman-Shelby TN R
7. sycamore 153.6' Congaree SC
8. baldcypress 148.0' Congaree SC R
9. willow oak 144.9' Ocmulgee Flats GA R
10. black oak 142.8' Caledon VA

11. overcup oak 142.4' Congaree SC R
12. pignut hickory 142.3' Caledon VA
13. mockernut hickory 141.4' Caledon VA
14. bitternut hickory 141.1' Congaree SC
15. swamp chestnut oak 140.3' Congaree SC R
16. shortleaf pine 138.5' Noxubee MS
17. water hickory 137.2' Congaree SC R
18. pin oak 136.5' Delta NF MS R
19. Nuttall oak 136.0' Noxubee MS R
20. Am elm 135.0' Congaree SC


Piedmont
RHI 5 = 156.22' 47.61m
RHI 10 = 150.63' 45.91m
RHI 15 = 147.71' 45.02m
RHI 20 = 145.15' 44.24m

1. tuliptree 173.1' Ragged Mountain VA
2. red oak 156.0' Ragged Mountain VA R3
3. red hickory 152.1' Turkey Run, DC
4. sycamore 150.0' Turkey Run DC
5. cherrybark oak 149.9' Rock Creek DC
6. sweetgum 147.0' Atlanta GA
7. pignut hickory 145.8' Fair Hill MD
8. loblolly pine 144.4' Atlanta GA
9. Shumard oak 144.3' Atlanta GA
10. white oak 143.7' Belt Woods MD

11. black oak 143.4' Belt Woods MD
12. green ash 142.6' Turkey Run DC
13. white pine 142.1' Ragged Mountain VA
14. chestnut oak 141.5' Ragged Mountain VA
15. beech 139.8' Atlanta GA
16. scarlet oak 138.9' Tanglewood NC R
17. white ash 137.5' Tanglewood NC
18. shagbark hickory 137.4' Belt Woods MD
19. shortleaf pine 137.3' Ragged Mountain
20. walnut 136.3' Turkey Run DC
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:53 pm

Cumberland Plateau
RHI 5 = 167.84' 51.15m
RHI 10 = 160.33' 48.86m
RHI 15 = 155.17' 47.29m
RHI 20 = 150.61' 45.90m

1. white pine 179.7' Red River Gorge KY
2. tuliptree 172.0' Cumberland Falls KY
3. red hickory 164.4' Savage Gulf TN
4. pignut hickory 162.3' Savage Gulf TN R
5. sand hickory 160.8' Savage Gulf TN R
6. E hemlock 156.5' Savage Gulf TN
7. shagbark hickory 154.2' Savage Gulf TN R
8. white basswood 153.2' Fall Creek Falls TN R
9. red oak 150.1' Savage Gulf TN
9. sweetgum 150.1' Savage Gulf TN

11. mockernut hickory 147.5' Savage Gulf TN
12. cucumbertee 147.3' Savage Gulf TN
13. Biltmore ash 146.7' Savage Gulf TN
14. Am beech 143.2' Savage Gulf TN R
15. chestnut oak 139.6' Savage Gulf TN
16. bitternut hickory 138.4' Savage Gulf TN
17. Am elm 137.6' Savage Gulf TN
18. yellow buckeye 137.4' Savage Gulf TN
19. sugar maple 136.0' Savage Gulf TN
20. so shagbark hickory 135.3' Red Mountain AL R


The Mountains
RHI 5 = 184.28' 56.16m
RHI 10 = 175.07' 53.36m
RHI 15 = 168.50' 51.35m
RHI 20 = 164.40' 50.11m
RHI 30 = 158.23' 48.22m

1. white pine 207.0' Boogerman Trail, GSMNP, NC R
2. tuliptree 191.9' Fork Ridge, GCMNP, NC R
3. yellow buckeye 177.6' Elk River, WV R
4. E hemlock 173.1' Nellie Cove, GSMNP, NC R
5. black locust 171.8' Bradley Fork, GSMNP, NC R
6. red hickory 168.2' Lee Branch, SC R
7. white ash 167.1' Big Branch, GSMNP R
8. bitternut hickory 166.3' Tamassee Knob, SC R
9. sycamore 165.5' Big Creek, GSMNP, NC R
10. Biltmore ash 162.2' Elkmont, GSMNP, TN R

11. red oak 157.0' Davidson River, Pisgah NP, NC R
12. sand hickory 156.9' Sand Branch, GA
13. red spruce 155.3' Fork Ridge, GSMNP, NC R
14. shagbark hickory 153.9' Frozen Head, TN R2
15. mockernut hickory 153.7' Winding Stairs Trail, SC R
16. chestnut oak 153.6' Tamassee Knob, SC R
17. pignut hickory 152.6' Wadakoe Mtn, SC
18. cucumbertree 151.9' Baxter Creek Trail, GSMNP, NC R
19. sweetgum 151.4' Tamassee Knob, SC
20. white basswood 151.0' Elkmont, GSMNP, TN

20. sugar maple 151.0' Greenbrier, GSMNP, TN R
22. shortleaf pine 149.2' Abrams Creek, GSMNP, TN R
23. white oak 148.6' Tamassee Knob, SC R
24. pitch pine 146.4' West Fork, Chattooga River, GA R
25. black cherry 146.2' Elkmont, GSMNP, TN
26. black oak 145.2' Tamassee Knob, SC R
27. black walnut 144.3' Cosby, GSMNP, TN R
28. red maple 143.2' Elkmont, GSMNP, TN R
29. Am beech 142.8' Mingus Creek, GSMNP, NC R
30. red elm 142.5' Lee Branch, SC R
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