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by Don
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: BC BigTree Registry
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: BC BigTree Registry

Kouta- Their examples employ the Tangent-based height method, which in light of their dominant species being more or less coniferous, may not be a serious issue for contending conifers. They do mention pros use laser hypsometers, so they're halfway there. The closest I could get is: BCBigTreeFieldPa...
by Don
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Tripods

Doug- I might have what you're looking for, or least one that comes close. Do a search on: Sunpak UltraPRO 423 Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip, Carbon Fiber Amazon lists them at $64, which is a little cheaper than mine that I purchased at Best Buy (they're local here in Anchorage), and I could 'try ...
by Don
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: California
Topic: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

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

Michael- Very well explained, and a worthy undertaking when measuring potential champions. I can imagine it becoming a Standard ! During my tenure at Grand Canyon NP, I had a series of research plots (Wildfire Hazard Reduction Research) where one of the plots was to represent the effectiveness of cl...
by Don
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Rare 260' Class Ponderosa Pine Measured in Northern Sierra
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

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

Michael/Zane/Duncan- Great finds, both sugars and ponderosas! They're still out there!! Those images that included area around tree bases looked like they had significant duff accumulation...how do you deal with such duff piles when you go to establish bottom/mid/top slope measurements for determini...
by Don
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Tallest tree in New York City?
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Tallest tree in New York City?

Erik- Well done, my interest was spiked by this fella (Matt Green) that may have by now walked every road, street in New York City (some 8000 miles plus) that was made into a movie (The World Before Your Feet), who did so with a singular focus. He has an engineering degree, had worked as an engineer...
by Don
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Tallest tree in New York City?
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Tallest tree in New York City?

While watching a rather interesting movie/documentary ('The World Before Your Feet') , a segment on a New York City park (Alley Pond Park) focused on the "Queen's Giant", a tulip tree 134' in height (claimed to be accurately measured in 2005) and reputedly 450 in age. [Untapped cities.com "This is t...
by Don
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, Tompkins County
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Re: Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, Tompkins Coun

I'm reminded of a long ago visit to Ithaca, and a bumper sticker I saw there, among the many gorges around, that read "Ithaca is GORGES". I totally agreed, and admit to a total lapse in not 'seeing the forest for the trees' as clearly you guys are! Well done! Other sighting, a car wash/laundry whose...
by Don
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Elongate hemlock scale found in Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Elongate hemlock scale found in Oregon

It would seem to me to be economically infeasible to transport Christmas trees from North Carolina to Oregon...I know of no better selection of Christmas tree species than Oregon's forests have. Sort of like 'taking coal to Newcastle'...that said, controls over such interstate commerce should in any...
by Don
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Trees around Telluride - just photos
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Trees around Telluride - just photos

Matt- Many things of note in your pleasing array of Colorado countryside! The one I'll limit myself to comment on is the lightning-struck Douglas fir...I'm guessing wildly that the dbh is somewhere around 30". If that's so, the bark characteristics are those of a rather old Doug fir, by the relative...
by Don
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Michael Taylor
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Re: Michael Taylor

Bob- I don't recall Mike's last whereabouts, but there have been five wildfires of note (near and in Redding CA; near and in Paradise CA; near and in Malibu; and Napa and Sonoma counties). I don't recall that he was living in or near any of them...but it would have been hard to have not been impacte...

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