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by DAKennedy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra
Replies: 9
Views: 825

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 1010

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: 4065

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: 1018

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
by DAKennedy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: California
Topic: New Champion Mahogany FOUND
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: New Champion Mahogany FOUND

Don, et al.

The nomination is now on UFEI's California Big Tree Listing! See it here:

http://californiabigtrees.calpoly.edu/t ... folius/422

- Duncan
by DAKennedy
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: California
Topic: New Champion Mahogany FOUND
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: New Champion Mahogany FOUND

Turner, This tree was actually easier to measure than I thought it would be. It actually has a trunk (surprising) for the first 5 feet. At 5.5', it branches off into three huge branches, the largest of which is over 1 foot thick. It is a Cercocarpus ledifolius indeed. Bart, Deer LOVE Cercocarpus lea...
by DAKennedy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: NTS Gathering California
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: NTS Gathering California

Larry,

I really like this idea. The NTS has needed another "East-meets-West" event ever since the last one was held in Durango.

I'm definitely on board with this idea,

- Duncan

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