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Re: Oregons largest tree?

A redwood tree has been discovered in Oregon that quickly jumps to the top largest tree known in Oregon! The tree is 18.5' DBH, 298' tall (tallest known redwood in Oregon), and approximately 17000 cubic feet! The discovery of this tree makes Oregon a new large-redwood frontier. John Montague, Steve Moore, and I all feel like we've barely scratched the surface of the large Oregon redwoods!
by yofoghorn
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:43 pm
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LiDAR search reveals tallest pine tree on Earth

The sugar pine has been dethroned yet again, by another ponderosa. This time in California's Sierra Nevada. Nearby this tree is another ponderosa pine that stands 265.4 feet. Both measurements are tripod mounted Trupulse200x with tripod mounted prism pole and Zane Moore helping me with the measurement. I first found the tall one using LiDAR and then confirmed the species using Google Earth. Then I went there with Zane and measured from the ground 2 days later.. My search from living room indicated this tall ponderosa was 83.7 meters so it was very close to the actual ground measurement.

This tree has that WOW! factor.

It is extremely high to first branch. The crown is broad with huge branches. Its top is not whippy like most tall ponderosa, but instead stalwart, with a good supporting base.

California's Tallest pines:

Ponderosa Pine
274.55 ft (83.68m) Sierra Nevada
265.44 ft Sierra Nevada
260.0 ft Trinity Alps - Hand held preliminary measurement

Sugar Pine
273.74 ft Sierra Nevada
266.5 ft Sierra Nevada - Hand held preliminary measurement
264.0 ft Sierra Nevada - Hand held preliminary measurement

Michael Taylor
by M.W.Taylor
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:32 pm
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