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by dbhguru
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: A 50m NY Pine

Elijah, The Grandmother Tree in Pack Forest was once reported by SUNY foresters to be 175 feet tall. I met the measurers in a late 1990s visit ofy the Foresters Steward Guild (which I was a member of) to Pack Forest. My friend Jack Sobon had measured the tree with a transit some years before to 145 ...
by dbhguru
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 122
Views: 6456

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Brian, Your superb summaries have given me a different picture than the many reports on separate sites spread over years. Your summaries are answering the question of what does it all add up to. It suggests that despite the usual forces at work to reduce the average of our forests, a surprising numb...
by dbhguru
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Babble On
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Broad Brook Babble On

Ray,

Any interest in going into the beaver caps and hats business with me?

Bob
by dbhguru
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Broad Brook Babble On
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Broad Brook Babble On

ENTS, Jared Lockwood and I are, step by step, seeking out the tall trees in the wooded corridor behind Monica's house and updating our lists. As of yesterday, I was able to raise the RHI for Broad Brook to 118.6 feet. The attachment gives details. Broad Brook Tall Tree Summary.png Periodically, I ha...
by dbhguru
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Vlad, If you want to see Broad Brook, I’ll give you a personal tour. It isn’t quite on the level with the other sites, but tells a story of forest recovery from earlier land uses. It’s current Rucker Height Index is 118.6. Not bad. I expect we’ll eventually nudge the RHI up to maybe 119, but likely ...
by dbhguru
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 122
Views: 6456

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Brian,

I think there have been later measurements of that white pine in the Delaware River Water Gap. I think it is up to 174 feet. More to come on Massachusetts.

Bob
by dbhguru
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Vlad,

Perhaps, you'd like to accompany Ray, Jared, and I on a future visit it to Mohawk, Monroe, Bryant, or Ice Glen. You've got to see Bryant's Pine Loop! The Bryant Homestead is in Cummington, MA. Ice Glen is in Stockbridge.

Bob
by dbhguru
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: A 50m NY Pine

Erik, Soooo exciting! The verification of 164.7 versus 165.74 is really impressive, and yes, it reinforces our message about the accuracy of the sine method. Congrats to you and Howard. BTW, I'm searching records past to compile a list of white pines that will populate a new 13 x 160 club, present a...
by dbhguru
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Height to Diameter Ratios
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Height to Diameter Ratios

Lucas, I have wondered about the significance of height to diameter ratios for a long time. In cases of trees that can grow fast and reach significant heights, I get it why some can scoot up there so fast when growing in competition with others. But I wonder about the range of factors governing such...
by dbhguru
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Vlad, We're happy that Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather welcomed you into their domain, and that you were able to sense their power. It is much more satisfying and rewarding when one can approach these great trees in a reverent, appreciative spirit. Opening up all the communications channels allows ...

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