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by ElijahW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: LTI Trupulse Repairs
Replies: 0
Views: 9

LTI Trupulse Repairs

NTS, The main instrument I use for measuring tree heights is a Laser Technology, Inc. Trupulse 200X. It's a fine piece of equipment: reliable, accurate, and rugged; however, occasionally (actually often) I drop it several feet, knock it against trees and/or rocks, and generally abuse it. The 200X ha...
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA

Brian, As regards Virginia tree heights, I agree. That Ragged Mountain is the pinnacle of Virginia tree sites is highly unlikely; if I still lived in the area, I would focus on areas south and probably west of Charlottesville. James Madison’s Montpelier also has a 170’-class Tuliptree and a 150’-cla...
by ElijahW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Irondequoit Bay Parks
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Irondequoit Bay Parks

NTS, Yesterday I wrapped up my latest survey of the five Irondequoit Bay parks. With the exception of an American Basswood in Ellison Park, all trees comprising the Rucker Indices of each park were measured in 2020. I also misidentified a Shagbark Hickory as a Bitternut Hickory in Ellison Park previ...
by ElijahW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:01 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

Brian,

Sweet find. Did you see the report I wrote on Ragged Mountain Reservoir in VA? It has two 150’+ Red Oaks, the taller one 156.0’. I had assumed the species got into the 160s, but I guess I was wrong. The VA tree I think is also around 100 years old and has an apical growth form.

Elijah
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: BBS Administration - How Everything Works
Topic: Daily digests
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Daily digests

Kouta, I don’t know why the daily digest isn’t working for you. I receive one every day, provided someone has posted something. I don’t know see how being from Europe would make any difference in how the BBS functions. I’ll send you a private message with a couple of contacts who may be able to help...
by ElijahW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Durand Eastman Park, Rochester
Replies: 26
Views: 1910

Re: Durand Eastman Park, Rochester

NTS, Last month I returned to Durand Eastman and remeasured several trees. The Rucker Index is still a little shy of 130’, but it’s getting closer. Here are my measurements: *NY maximum height Black Oak Quercus velutina 128.8’ Red Maple Acer rubrum 128.0’ American Beech Fagus grandifolia 126.1’* Bla...
by ElijahW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Just wanted to give an update...
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Just wanted to give an update...

Ryan, Don’t get too down on yourself. You’re doing the right thing by repeating your measurements and noting differences in equipment performance. I’ve gone through the same process myself and shared some of my results on the BBS. To get a better handle on the accuracy of your hypsometer and/or lase...
by ElijahW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Replies: 32
Views: 3385

Re: Green Lakes State Park, New York

NTS, I forgot to mention that I also got some more age data from fallen and cut trees in the purported old growth area uphill and west of Round Lake. The center of this area is dominated by a Tuliptree “Cathedral,” as described by Tom Howard. The following trees I have rough ages for (relying on gro...
by ElijahW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Replies: 32
Views: 3385

Re: Green Lakes State Park, New York

NTS, I made a visit to Green Lakes earlier today for the purpose of updating its Rucker Index, which now stands at 131.9’. All trees listed below were measured today except for the White Pine, which was last measured just over a year ago. Tuliptree 151.4’ x 10.63’ Bitternut Hickory 141.0’ x 5.16’ Ea...
by ElijahW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Dollarhide Hunting Club forest
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Dollarhide Hunting Club forest

Lucas, I’ve heard of Colonel Kelly and the Dollarhide Club, but know very little about either. Part of the problem is that I’ve never been very interested in turkey hunting, I guess. After doing a little research online, the club land might be worth a visit, assuming one could get permission. Thanks...

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