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by bbeduhn
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak

Bob,
I think I will try to work on maximums, at least for height, with the help of Will, and perhaps Jess. I believe there may be some height records that have not been reported. Check out South Carolina for a new redcedar champ as well.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: New Height record Quercus Rubra, Northern Red Oak

Two 150’s, now that’s a first! My 157’ is large and has some age, likely 90-110 years. Smaller red oaks top 130’ next to it but tulips haven’t cracked 150’. There is no apical dominance on the East Horse Cove Beast. It has multiple points above 150’ on a very wide crown for a forest grown tree. It b...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Wow! I guess I missed this report. Oaks are killing it there! The red oak is essentially a record height. The Davidson River red oak is 157.0’. The Welch Branch red oak was 156.3’ a decade ago. The Mouse Creek red oak is 155.7’, also likely a bit taller by now. The Coon Branch red oak was 154.7’. Th...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: County Rucker Index

I have some updates for a few counties in North Carolina. Buncombe County R10 = 149.46' 1. white pine 166.4' 2. tuliptree 163.4' 3. red hickory 163.0' 4. sycamore 150.0' 5. hemlock 147.4' 6. biltmore ash 145.5' 7. red oak 141.5' 8. pignut hickory 141.1' 9. white oak 138.3' 10. cucumbertree 138.0' Tr...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Big Creek
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: Big Creek

Dancing Sycamore Cove Rucker 143.97' 1. tuliptree 186.1' 2. sycamore 165.5' 3. basswood 150.3' 4. sweetgum 147.9' 5. yellow buckeye 143.1' 6. black locust 137.0' 7. red elm 135.0' 8. Biltmore ash 132.7' 9. sugar maple 122.3' 10. red maple 119.9' Big Creek overall Rucker 157.53' 1. tuliptree 186.1' 2...
by bbeduhn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Some updated Rucker indices: The Davidson River area can be divided into many subsites. John Rock and Looking Glass Rock are two such sites. John Rock is divided into individual coves, Horse Cove, East Horse Cove and the cove on the western side of the mountain. That cove hasn't yielded high numbers...
by bbeduhn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Irondequoit Bay Parks
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Irondequoit Bay Parks

Elijah,
Are you sure you're in New York? Those are some pretty stout numbers, and not just from the usual suspects. 136 Rucker and 141' composite are both outstanding! Awesome work, and I'm glad to see we still have several very active measurers out there.
Brian
by bbeduhn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Big Creek
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: Big Creek

I got back to Big Creek but was not able to check out all that I wanted to. Some unexpected tulips caught my eye and I was stuck in one cove much longer than was expected. First off, in Big Branch , the tallest white ash resides. Unfortunately, it appears that EAB has claimed it as a victim. All of ...
by bbeduhn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Dupont State Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Dupont State Forest

Dupont State Forest is known for its waterfalls. It is not known for hardwood habitat. It does have very suitable pine habitat. I plan to spend more time there this summer. So far, I've measured in the waterfalls area on family hikes. White pine does rather well. I haven't measured much else. Little...
by bbeduhn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

I spent a couple of days in the Davidson River area last week. I checked on a few records and explored a few spots I hadn't been to before. The Rucker continues to climb with updates on tall individuals in addition to new finds. The mockernut is now up to 150.3'. A new record height red oak at 157.0...

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