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by DAKennedy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: California
Topic: No more exploring Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: No more exporing Lumpkin with Dunkin for Pumpkins.

Michael, I was afraid this might be the case. I remember watching that fire blow up in early September and fearing the worst. The South Fork was the worst-hit location in the fire's perimeter; hopefully the area of Hartman Bar and Lumpkin Ridge just to the north was slightly less devastated. I may h...
by DAKennedy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New World Record For White Fir
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: New World Record For White Fir

Michael, I cannot seem to locate the post, but when doing research, I came across an entry for an 80m white fir that you and Duncan had found. There's a chance I screwed something up somewhere. I have a feeling it may have been posted for a possible maximum and not an actual measurement. Either way...
by DAKennedy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: California
Topic: More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: More "Super Sugars" - Tall Incense Cedar and White Fir

Once again, thank you for inviting me along! I'm confident that there's plenty more to explore yet in that area; I'm working on the LiDAR analysis for it today. Also, I'm still somewhat ashamed you and John outpaced me. Clearly I need to focus more on my cardio; I'm way younger than y'all and was st...
by DAKennedy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: California
Topic: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report

Michael, Duncan, The tallest sugar I've seen listed is 273.8' in the Sierra Nevadas and #2 at 269', in Yosemite. I assume reports of a 273.7' and a 273.8' are of the same Sierra Nevada tree. I assume this VERY rall sugar is #3 on the list. Also, in what National Forest or Park is this sugar living?...
by DAKennedy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Another VERY tall sugar pine to report

Addendum for the tallest one: the CBH I recorded for it was 23'0", so its' DBH should be 7.3', not 6.3'.

All told, today was a very productive day. Given the slope of that hill, I'm not looking forward into going back there again though, but it will be well worth it.
by DAKennedy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Introducing - Redonkulous
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Introducing - Redonkulous

Genuinely one of the largest trees I've seen in a long time. I look forward to our future expeditions.
by DAKennedy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra

God, it's really been almost a year since this trip? My, how time flies. Overall this was a fruitful trip that gave us some good measurements for some tall trees, and got us into an area that Michael and I got to earlier in 2018 in what we've dubbed "The bushwhack from hell". The car accident on the...
by DAKennedy
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

Michael,

The characteristics you stated match the description of Pinus washoenisis perfectly.

Next time you come by, I'll show you a comparison of a pure Jeffrey, a pure Ponderosa and a Washoe. You'll find some interesting differences and similarities.

- Duncan
by DAKennedy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

Larry, The reason that almost no one has heard about Washoe Pine is because it is sometimes classified as a species of its' own, and other sources classify it as a subspecies of Ponderosa Pine. If you are ever in the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe, feel free to drop by. I'd be delighted to hunt trees wi...
by DAKennedy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Babbitt Peak - Pinus washoenisis

NTS, On Saturday, July 23rd, I went on a trip from Calpine to Babbitt Peak, a mountain 8,760 feet in elevation. The peak is home to the Babbitt Peak Research Natural Area, designated as such for its' pure stands of the rare, taxonomically-disputed Washoe Pine ( Pinus washoensis ). The pines grow bot...

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