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Re: Howdy from East TN

I just use a Suunto handheld clinometer and could be off, but we have several pockets of white pines in a few drainages that I measured at 165-185. I have only measured a couple in one of these stands. I would love advice on more accurate measuring and would be happy to show anyone the trees to get better numbers if mine are off. Thanks for the info, these are relatively young pines under 100 years old.

-Hugh
by EmoryRiver
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:55 pm
 
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Re: Howdy from East TN

The clinometer I use is based on a linear/flat line distance from the tree of 66 feet. For tall trees I measure out 132 ft (with tape) then double my dial reading for results. I understand there is room for error and 10 feet of error would be very easy to have.

I know they are tall trees, I just don't know exact heights, and still seem to be growing well especially bottomland groves.

I am confident on a few 160-170' trees around and I am curious about a couple that seem a bit higher 180+-

I am happy to show anyone the trees and would love any advice on more accurate measurements. Thanks
by EmoryRiver
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:39 pm
 
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Howdy from East TN

My name is Hugh and I grew up following my father around Tennessee timber tracts.

I enjoy keeping a list of species I have found on our timber tracts and measuring some of the big boys I stumble across.

I imagine this has been discussed previously but was wondering what the tallest tree in Tennessee or the East is? I think I've got a few White Pines that might be contenders.
Thanks for the info!
by EmoryRiver
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:21 pm
 
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Sugar Maple and Hickory Sp. Spared, TN

I just ran across a couple of these guys that were around 50 inch in diameter. They were not cut because they are hollow when this tract was first cut 1920's, one is sound but sits on a old property line which must have saved it. Not open grown but timber trees. (so low spread)

Are they worth measuring? Also got a Mockernut Hickory that was national champion in the past I have since lost!

Hugh Faust
by EmoryRiver
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:21 pm
 
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Cumberland Yellow Birch

I just found a few Yellow Birch on a mountain we have managed for 4 generations. My father and grandfather have talked about finding some on other nearby tracts but this is the first for this tract.

Always fun to find new species on your place!

I have seen Yellow Birch at a few Cumberland locations but it is always a tree to remember in the Cumberland's, thoughts?
-Hugh
by EmoryRiver
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:20 am
 
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