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90m Redwood South of Big Sur

Now that the Los Padres NF has finally opened up in Big Sur, my dad and I were able to go in and confirm a 90.4m (296.7') tree south of Big Sur proper. It is the harshest conditions that a 90m redwood is known to exist. It is in an inland drainage, 1900' elevation, little precipitation, fire-stricke...
by yofoghorn
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:42 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: 90m Redwood South of Big Sur
Comments: 3
Views: 185

Re: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:

These hardwoods are all growing amongst redwoods. The sycamore and tanoak are growing with second-growth trees and trying to compete with them. The bay laurel is growing in an old-growth stand. The bay laurel growing in second-growth stands do not seem to do as well as ones in the old-growth. The op...
by yofoghorn
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:52 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:
Comments: 21
Views: 2717

Re: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:

Also, that Platanus racemosa is now 176.33'. It lost 2.4' from 2012-2017 over the course of the 5-year California drought. This means the Umbellularia californica at 179.56' will be the tallest for quite a while until a new tree is discovered or another one outpaces it.
by yofoghorn
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:58 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:
Comments: 21
Views: 2717

Re: Sailor Flat Expedition - Remote Old Growth Forest

Sounds like an epic place, even if the trees aren't absolute champions!
by yofoghorn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:53 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Sailor Flat Expedition - Remote Old Growth Forest
Comments: 5
Views: 341

Re: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:

Latest update: Now (November 2017) Umbellularia has surpassed Platanus as the tallest native CA hardwood. The tallest known Umbellularia californica grew 2' in 4 years, reaching a height of 179.56' (measured with Impulse LR, prism, and tripods). It grows in Mendocino Co. The Platanus racemosa has no...
by yofoghorn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:43 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:
Comments: 21
Views: 2717

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

The tree from the original post has been measured with Impulse and is about 262' tall. I do suspect taller trees exist in this forest. It's one of the finest second-growth forests I've seen.
by yofoghorn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:38 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Comments: 9
Views: 784

Re: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed

Mario pretty much covered it. I have a little tag on a nearby tree to *reduce* (not remove, Mario, because yeah, that's not possible to remove all error) error. Each tripod measurement adds error, so if we can get the number of tripod setups very low and we keep track with a tag up at the window, th...
by yofoghorn
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:10 am
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed
Comments: 28
Views: 6805

Re: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed

The top of the tallest of these two trees has maybe 5-6" leader atop a pom-pom. It's really really growing vigorously just this year. For the first time since its discovery, the tip top is FINALLY visible past a branch that was obstructing the view. Two years ago, I got an accurate height on th...
by yofoghorn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 am
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed
Comments: 28
Views: 6805

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

Measured those trees in the SCMs. Tallest known second growth redwood (logged between 1889 and 1899) is 276.3' tall. This grove also had another tree at 273.0'.
by yofoghorn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:13 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Comments: 9
Views: 784

Re: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed

The two tallest trees in Big Basin (see original post) have been remeasured after 5 years since their initial measurement. The tallest is 330.38' and the second tallest is 327.86'. Five years ago, these trees measured 328.12' and 325.36'. So they've both grown vertically around 6 inches each year. I...
by yofoghorn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:09 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest Tree South Of SF Bay Confirmed
Comments: 28
Views: 6805
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