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by Matt Markworth
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: New Height Co-champ Red Hickory
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: New Height Co-champ Red Hickory

Wowza, what a cove. Can't wait to hear about the red oak situation.
by Matt Markworth
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Germantown Metropark, OH
Replies: 14
Views: 5168

Re: Germantown Metropark, OH

NTS, After 7 growing seasons I figured it was time to update the measurements for two trees that I refer to as "The Scholar" and "Emerson". I'm happy to report that SW Ohio can now claim a 160' class tree. The Scholar 2-1-14: 10.5' x 150.3' 12-13-20: 10.6' x 154.7' Emerson 2-16-14: 10' x 154.9' 12-1...
by Matt Markworth
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: The Leverett White Fir
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: The Leverett White Fir

NTS, I was happy to find in Nov 2019 that the Leverett White Fir survived the 416 Fire. I named it for Bob because if not for his exploits in Jones Creek I likely would not have been prompted to visit the great state of Colorado. leverett white fir 1.JPG leverett white fir 2.JPG leverett white fir 3...
by Matt Markworth
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Western States Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 27
Views: 2603

Re: Western States Rucker Comparisons

Hey Brian! Cool lists!

I don't know if Will ever posted about it, but he had a 165.3' Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine in Hermosa Creek, CO in 2015.
by Matt Markworth
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: The Clear Creek Blue Spruce
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: The Clear Creek Blue Spruce

NTS,

I visited the Clear Creek Blue Spruce in Nov 2019 and was pleased to find that it survived the 2018 416 Fire. Across Hermosa Creek, Dutch Creek got devastated. The parts of Clear Creek that I saw mostly got spared.

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by Matt Markworth
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: RIP Sandy Young
Replies: 0
Views: 276

RIP Sandy Young

If it hasn't been said yet on the forum, just wanted to say RIP Sandy Young. She was gracious to provide horses for one of the 2014 excursions into Hermosa Creek. She passed in 2018. There are articles online for those who wish to learn more about her life. Just search Sandy Young Durango Outfitter....
by Matt Markworth
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Giant Blue Spruce, Dutch Creek, CO
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Re: Giant Blue Spruce, Dutch Creek, CO

NTS, I visited this tree again in Nov 2019. It's already been reported in the news, but unfortunately the Dutch Creek Blue Spruce didn't survive the 416 Fire. It's one, or was one, of 5 national co-champs. It didn't get burned, but the heat in Dutch Creek was too much for the tree to withstand. Eagl...
by Matt Markworth
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: The Protect Hermosa Tree
Replies: 21
Views: 6240

Re: The Protect Hermosa Tree

NTS,

I visited this tree in Nov 2019 and am happy to report that after the 416 Fire Colorado's tallest-known tree and the tallest-known blue spruce across its range remains intact.
by Matt Markworth
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: New Height Record for Doug Fir in Colorado
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: New Height Record for Doug Fir in Colorado

NTS,

I visited this tree in Nov 2019. The 416 Fire wasn't kind to it, but as I mentioned in 2014 the tree was barely hanging on by a thread as it was.

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by Matt Markworth
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Tree Haiku
Replies: 56
Views: 20899

Re: Tree Haiku

NTS, With the inclusion of celebrating trees through poetry and other means in the NTS mission statement, I'll continue to share in this thread any of my published poems in which trees make an appearance. In addition, if anyone holds the common belief in popular culture that English-language haiku a...

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