Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:38 am
KoutaR wrote:Great news! 4.4 m between the highest and lowest ground level - I would not have believed so tall tree can grow on so steep slope.
I hope they will measure (some of) the other 49 trees over 90 m according to LiDAR. Interesting to see which species they are.
That's shouldn't be unexpected. Fairly common in the coast redwoods, for example. This Borneo tree has 13 ft. to 14 ft. between high and low side. Foe comparison, the Grogan's Fault - http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_grogans_fault.shtml - found in 2014 has about 12 ft between high and low, which is comparable, but it's really not very steep. But, if the stem were much more narrow with that variation between high and low, that would be rather steep.
But a good number of redwoods that Taylor and Atkins measured over the past 20 years or so, easily had twice a tall man's height of difference between upslope and downslope.