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by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Louisiana
Topic: Live Oaks in Vacherie Louisiana Part 2 Oak Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 5147

Re: Live Oaks in Vacherie Louisiana Part 2 Oak Alley

Hi Larry, Sure the Live Oaks are very impressive, perhaps the most impressive oak species concerning crown structure. The large girths are not so strange in such a good climate. But the idea that the more northern species are not able grow so big is perhaps not true. The biggest girths are on open g...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Getting serious about big tree lists
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Re: Getting serious about big tree lists

Bob, Will, Ed, NTS, With Kouta I mailed a bit about this subject. I asked myself why NTS doesn't have an automatic database where all reliable measurements done by NTS members are added. A few years ago Tim Bekaert from Belgium started with the website Monumental Trees (http://www.monumentaltrees.co...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: The tallest tree of Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 11913

Re: The tallest tree of Europe?

The idea about fog being necessary for optimal height growth was described by Alan Mitchel in his book 'Alan Mitchell's trees of Britain' (1995, p. 140). Also he writes there is normally no frost in the natural area and summer temperaures are much higher than in the UK. The reason for the better gro...
by Jeroen Philippona
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: The tallest tree of Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 11913

Re: The tallest tree of Europe?

Brian, Yes, I forgot to put Metasequoia at the list, I will do that soon. We have lasermeasured specimen of 33.2 m in Spain and 32.8 m in the Netherlands. In Germany there are a few trees reported up to 37 m, but I am not sure if they were measured accurate. Its not strange that giant sequoias top c...
by Jeroen Philippona
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: The tallest tree of Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 11913

Re: The tallest tree of Europe?

Here is an excel file Kouta and I made with the tallest accurate measured specimen of 88 treespecies in Europe. Only laser or tape drop measured trees are included. Also the records of different countries are included. In black are native species, in red exotic species. This is not always strict, li...
by Jeroen Philippona
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: France
Topic: Tall oaks in the "Forêt de Bercé near Le Mans
Replies: 10
Views: 4372

Re: Tall oaks in the "Forêt de Bercé near Le Mans

Thanks Larry! Indeed they are very tall, recently a French man measuring with laser and sine method, confirmed the second tallest oak I measured and found it even two feet taller: he measured it now in winter with leaves all off and got 48.1 m - 157.8 ft. The tallest I measured was 48.4 m - 158.8 ft...
by Jeroen Philippona
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Montenegro
Topic: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records
Replies: 38
Views: 14541

Re: Percent Cylinder Occupation

I vote for 'Kouta's Bell Bottom Spruce' as Kouta found the tree. We can reserve 'Michael's Monster' for the Trsteno Plane and 'Michaels Sieg' as a second name for the Sgerm Spruce. When using the formula and 40% cylindre occupation the two largest Abies alba of Biogradska and Perucica as well as the...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: American Chestnut maximum heights?
Replies: 10
Views: 3100

Re: American Chestnut maximum heights?

In Europe there are very few American Chestnuts, but there is one large specimen tree planted in 1902 in the Arboretum Tervuren near Brussels in Belgium. It has a height of 36.90 m (121 feet). See: http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/bel/flemishbrabant/tervuren/40_arboretumtervuren/4149/ . In this arb...
by Jeroen Philippona
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Croatia
Topic: Forests of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Forests of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Forests of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia The last days of our trip to the Balkans we visited the Plitvice National Park in central Croatia. It is the largest and most visited of the National Parks of Croatia and famous for its chain of turquoise coloured lakes arranged in cascades conn...
by Jeroen Philippona
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Montenegro
Topic: Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine
Replies: 3
Views: 7555

Re: Crna Poda – a new height record for European black pine

Here are some more photos of black pines in Crna Poda.
Michael near black pine of 4.04 m (13.25 ft) cbh and 43+ m (141+ ft) tall
Michael near black pine of 4.04 m (13.25 ft) cbh and 43+ m (141+ ft) tall
typical forest in Crna Poda with old pines and young beeches
typical forest in Crna Poda with old pines and young beeches
The biggest single black pine trunk we measured: 4.14 m (13.58 ft); this tree was already dead.
The biggest single black pine trunk we measured: 4.14 m (13.58 ft); this tree was already dead.
The largest trunk was a double with cbh of 5.61 m (18.4 ft).
The largest trunk was a double with cbh of 5.61 m (18.4 ft).
Jeroen

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