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by DAKennedy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: California
Topic: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report

Michael, Duncan, The tallest sugar I've seen listed is 273.8' in the Sierra Nevadas and #2 at 269', in Yosemite. I assume reports of a 273.7' and a 273.8' are of the same Sierra Nevada tree. I assume this VERY rall sugar is #3 on the list. Also, in what National Forest or Park is this sugar living?...
by DAKennedy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report

Addendum for the tallest one: the CBH I recorded for it was 23'0", so its' DBH should be 7.3', not 6.3'.

All told, today was a very productive day. Given the slope of that hill, I'm not looking forward into going back there again though, but it will be well worth it.
by DAKennedy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Introducing - Redonkulous
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Introducing - Redonkulous

Genuinely one of the largest trees I've seen in a long time. I look forward to our future expeditions.
by DAKennedy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra

God, it's really been almost a year since this trip? My, how time flies. Overall this was a fruitful trip that gave us some good measurements for some tall trees, and got us into an area that Michael and I got to earlier in 2018 in what we've dubbed "The bushwhack from hell". The car accident on the...
by DAKennedy
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

Michael,

The characteristics you stated match the description of Pinus washoenisis perfectly.

Next time you come by, I'll show you a comparison of a pure Jeffrey, a pure Ponderosa and a Washoe. You'll find some interesting differences and similarities.

- Duncan
by DAKennedy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

Larry, The reason that almost no one has heard about Washoe Pine is because it is sometimes classified as a species of its' own, and other sources classify it as a subspecies of Ponderosa Pine. If you are ever in the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe, feel free to drop by. I'd be delighted to hunt trees wi...
by DAKennedy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

NTS, On Saturday, July 23rd, I went on a trip from Calpine to Babbitt Peak, a mountain 8,760 feet in elevation. The peak is home to the Babbitt Peak Research Natural Area, designated as such for its' pure stands of the rare, taxonomically-disputed Washoe Pine ( Pinus washoensis ). The pines grow bot...
by DAKennedy
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: California
Topic: BlackFox Sugar Pine, Possible Volume Champion
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: BlackFox Sugar Pine, Possible Volume Champion

Michael, My eyes literally bugged out after seeing those photos in your email. That thing is huge! It'll be interesting to see how big that 10.5' DBH Sugar at Poker Flat is. It looks to have an intact top based on GE imagery. I'll also be interested in how great the volume is on the Mineral Sugar. P...
by DAKennedy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia
Replies: 36
Views: 7290

Re: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia

Stefan- Many have written me that they think those living in Alaska are blessed (they're right!), but don't realize how good those who appreciate really good beer have it up here. It's not that we have a lot of breweries locally. It's not that we have more breweries per capita than those in the low...
by DAKennedy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Exploring Lumpkin With Dunkin
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: Exploring Lumpkin With Dunkin

Don,

I find this idea quite interesting. So, I copied the link to your post and pasted it into an email to Dr. Darla DeRuiter, the department chair for the Environmental Studies department. I await her reply. She is the sort of person who would have the interest needed.

- Duncan

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