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by M.W.Taylor
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: California
Topic: No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.

Mark, It may be too late. Of course we should move away from using fossil fuels as quickly as possible and develop cleaner alternatives. But at what cost ? It should be noted that Fossil fuels are the still crux of civilization as we know it. The "Haber-Bosch" process to create ammonium nitrate from...
by M.W.Taylor
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: California
Topic: No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.
Replies: 6
Views: 393

No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.

I am sad to report that the entire Lumpkin Ridge area has been completely NUKED by the North Complex Fire. I heard rumors it was bad from the locals and they were not kidding. Some notable trees most likely killed are Hartman's Bar Tree, Lumpkin Lunker, Lumpkin Pumpkin, Lumkpin Leviathan and others ...
by M.W.Taylor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Another Towering Sugar Pine - Low Elevation Example
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Another Towering Sugar Pine - Low Elevation Example

Just heard back from Chris Atkins who is helping me ground truth tall LiDAR hits in the Sierra Nevada. Below are his figures for an unusual low elevation tall sugar pine. Site altitude 2,500 feet.

Species: Sugar Pine
Height: 261.38 ft (79.70m)
Dbh: 6.5 ft
Location: Sierra Nevada western edge.
by M.W.Taylor
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New World Record For White Fir
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: New World Record For White Fir

Michael, Duncan: Should not the proper name for the fir be Sierra White Fir (A. lowiana} . Regardless of name it is an impressive specimen. Yes. This is Sierra White fir but technically Abies concolor Var. lowiana. The subspecies is assumed because that is all there is in the Sierra Nevada. Same wi...
by M.W.Taylor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New World Record For White Fir
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: New World Record For White Fir

Duncan, Thanks for the clarification. I did find a note for it being at Cherokee Creek. I went through thousands of posts, so I may have written it down out of context. I'm trying to keep up with your Western records with a few from the East. It isn't easy but I suspect I'll have one or two by Than...
by M.W.Taylor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New World Record For White Fir
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: New World Record For White Fir

Michael, Congratulations. That trees like this can still be found continues to surprise me. It also affirms how truly challenging it is to cover the vast area representing the range of a species. Bob Thank you Bob. I owe this discovery to Duncan. The LiDAR point cloud of this tree, when viewed from...
by M.W.Taylor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: California
Topic: New World Record For White Fir
Replies: 10
Views: 715

New World Record For White Fir

Just got back measuring a few more LiDAR trees with Duncan. This time we got a world record white fir. Duncan found this after sifting through some previously searched LiDAR I was working on. For some reason I missed this one. Also in the area is an exceptional ponderosa pine. Species: White fir (Ab...
by M.W.Taylor
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: California
Topic: More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir

Yesterday met up with Duncan Kennedy and John Montague to explore some nice montane forest on the western side of the Sierra Nevada. It was a grueling bushwhack as we tried to cover as much area as possible before getting dark. Results: White Fir dbh: ~5' height: 230' Incense Cedar dbh: 5.9' height...
by M.W.Taylor
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: California
Topic: More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir
Replies: 3
Views: 428

More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir

Yesterday I met up with Duncan Kennedy and John Montague to explore some nice montane forest on the western side of the Sierra Nevada. It was a grueling bushwhack as we tried to cover as much area as possible before getting dark. Results: White Fir dbh: ~5' height: 230' Incense Cedar dbh: 5.9' heigh...

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