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Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Recent C

Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Recent Clear Cut [on Vancouver Island]

The second largest known Douglas-fir tree in Canada was recently discovered by big tree defenders on Vancouver Island. Named "Big Lonely Doug" by the Ancient Forest Alliance members that found it, this magnificent tree has been left stranded in the middle of a 2012 clear cut by forest liquidators Teal-Jones.
by KoutaR
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:42 am
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Re: Olympic National Park’s Kalaloch Cedar Destroyed by Stor

This variation shows the shapes pretty good ...

by mdvaden
Tue May 20, 2014 11:52 pm
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Re: Recommended tools?

One way to get a reasonably accurate laser is to buy a $99 laser range finder on Amazon or Ebay ( one without the vertical angle measurement). Then buy a $20 digital inclinometer (+,- .05 degree accuracy and direct read easy to find on Amazon) and paste it to the side with JBweld. Aim laser at tree top, get range and then hit the lock button on the inclinometer to lock in the angle. at the same time Then pull out a calculator or use your smartphone or something.. take sine of angle times the hypotenuse distance. You can get a very accurate measurement this way. But you have to have a calculator along side. Total cost $120. Accuracy equivalent to Trupulse200. Cost is 1/6

Hello NTS-ers,

I have a small question. Since all of you have more experience with tree measuring, I would like to ask for recommendations as to your favorite low to mid price range rangefinder, monocular-reticle, densitometer and hypsometer. This stems from me wanting to take the National Cadre class (assuming that there aren't any age restrictions on membership(I'm 13)), and so wanting to know what the right tools are.

- Duncan
by M.W.Taylor
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:23 am
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