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by yofoghorn
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

I'm too big to climb to its top. But I think a small person could.
by yofoghorn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

All redwood growing tightly together (within 20' of each other). When I say the Douglas fir crown is spindly, it doesn't have much more than a 10' radius. It's a tiny little thing. See attached raw LiDAR image with scale bar (250 feet). Literally ever other emergent crown in the LiDAR image is secon...
by yofoghorn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

Actually, LiDAR from 2010 would put the tree at 291.5. So that would put growth rate close to 1' each year. It is probably worth a second measurement in a year or two to see what the growth rate is.
by yofoghorn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

No idea what the growth rate is. It has a very small branch that looks like a second leader but its 3m below the actual top. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it keeps going into record-setting range as it gets older. There are still branch scars visible at the base of the tree, indicating how young...
by yofoghorn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: California
Topic: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Second Growth Redwood 275 Feet Tall

Tallest known second-growth tree now a Douglas fir in Santa Cruz County. It's 112-118 years old, 3.6' diameter, and 297.7' tall (90.7m). It's a freak! No Douglas fir are known to be 90m south of Humboldt Co. until now. Logging allowed enough light for the seedling to establish, and competition drove...
by yofoghorn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest Redwoods in Big Sur
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Tallest Redwoods in Big Sur

Three redwood trees over 90m have been measured. Two have reached 93m. There are a number of other trees that will need to be measured when better access is achieved.
by yofoghorn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: California
Topic: 90m Redwood South of Big Sur
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: 90m Redwood South of Big Sur

It's a perennial creek. The landscape must drive it upwards. It's competing with 143m hillside on the south side of the tree.
by yofoghorn
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: California
Topic: 90m Redwood South of Big Sur
Replies: 4
Views: 719

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
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:
Replies: 21
Views: 4069

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
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Tallest California Hardwoods Update:
Replies: 21
Views: 4069

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.

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