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Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

An update on the Whakarewarewa redwoods - Recently released Lidar data revealed the location of the tallest tree in the grove in 2010. Laser rangefinder (Nikon Forestry 550) measurements last week showed that tree to be 73.4 m (241 ft) tall at 116 years of age, and probably still growing around 1 ft...
by fooman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Comments: 9
Views: 783

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

Hi Mark and Don, The redwoods (Sequioa) at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua are pushing 72 m (236 ft) at around 110 years since planting [1]. Chris Earle considers these to be the tallest known horticultural (i.e. deliberately planted) conifers in the world [2]. The second tallest (known) planted conifer is a...
by fooman
Wed May 24, 2017 7:51 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Comments: 9
Views: 783

Re: Chile Trip Part 2: Parque National Vicente Perez Rosales

Unfortunately, some of Andrea's tape drops are suspect as well. He did an unauthorised climb of a large kauri at the Cascade Kauri Regional Park - one at the northern end of the Auckland City loop track - and spend the night in it (http://superalberi-messaggeroveneto.blogautore.repubblica.it/2015/08...
by fooman
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:29 pm
 
Forum: South America
Topic: Chile Trip Part 2: Parque National Vicente Perez Rosales
Comments: 23
Views: 4719

Re: The Tallest Trees in Africa

Hi Kotua, DBTree is probably Drew Bristow, a NZ aborist and tree climber. He is part of a group who have documented expiditions in Africa - see http://www.explore-trees.com/#intro There are a few reports on the tree, e.g. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/africa/aint-no-tree-high-enough/ The tree(...
by fooman
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Africa
Topic: The Tallest Trees in Africa
Comments: 7
Views: 1169

Re: A notable tree holiday - Waipoua - Yakas Tree

The Yakas Kauri is the 3rd large tree with easy access in Waipoua. It is named after Nick Yakas, who re-discovered the tree in 1966, after first seeing the tree 40 years earlier when he was scouring the forest for kauri gum. Officially, it is ranked 7th by merchantable volume. By AFP points it is al...
by fooman
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:51 am
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A notable tree holiday - Waipoua - Te Matua Ngahere

Te Matua Ngahere (The Father of the Forest) is the largest existing kauri tree by girth, and the largest single steem tree by girth in NZ. It was seen by Nick Yakas, a Dalmatian (part of modern day Croatia) immigrant who work as a kauri gum collector from the 1920's onward. He collected kauri gum fr...
by fooman
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A notable tree holiday

Don, Not being a botanist or arborist, I couldn't really say, other than for me there is no difference between branches and stems, so what happens with one can happen with the other. Kotua, There are a few I recognise - the tree ferns are Cyathea medullaris (Mamaku), the emergent on the far right is...
by fooman
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:15 am
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A notable tree holiday - Waipoua - Tane Mahuta

After a few days of relaxing we travelled from Pahia to Waipoua via the Hokianga Harbour. We stopped off to walk around a couple of tracks in Puketi Forest, but the highlight of the day, and indeed the trip was visiting NZ's largest known trees in Waipoua. First up was Tane Mahuta. The name translat...
by fooman
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:25 am
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A notable tree holiday - Omahuta continued

Real life gets in the way, but now I can continue with the travelogue. Still on the short loop track around the Omahuta sanctuary, hidden behind 40+ years of regrowth, the fallen log of the Kopi tree looks like a bank against the path leading to the Hokianga tree. kopi.jpg Hokianga is the largest tr...
by fooman
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:22 am
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A notable tree holiday - Waimate North and Omahuta

This will be a bit of a large posting, so lets get on with it. The Waimate North Mission, or Te Waimate, was one of the first British outposts in NZ. Inland from the Bay of Islands, land was purchased from the local Ngāpuhi people in 1830. The mission house and church was used to reasonably successf...
by fooman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:44 am
 
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: A notable tree holiday
Comments: 35
Views: 2823
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