North Asheville Trees

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North Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:35 am

I'm new to measuring heights of trees and will share some measurements that I've made in the past week. There's nothing extraordinary in this list but soon I'll get out and get to more promising locations. I measured some white pines while at the Biltmore Estate and came up with some figures in the 140's and one over 150, but I had to guesstimate a bit as I couldn't measure the exact bottoms so I left them off my list.
Brian

UNCA Botanical Gardens Height Girth CBH

Sycamore 11' 1"
Platanus Occidentalis 123' 10' 9"
126' 10' 11"
12' 9"
Tuliptree
Tulipfera Liriodendron 12' 1"

Richmond Hill Park

White Pine 115'
Pinus Strobus 112'
116'

Tuliptree 116.5'
Tulipfera Liriodendron 125.5'
112.5'

Red Oak 113'
Quercus Rubra

White Oak 104.5'
Quercus Alba

Reynolds Mountain

Pignut Hickory 108' 7' 9"
Carya Glabra 115' 7' 0"

White Oak 85' 10' 0"
Quercus Alba 118' 8' 0"

Tuliptree 125' 8' 0"
Tulipfera Liriodendron

Black Oak 102' 8' 11"
Quercus Velutina

White Pine 105' 6' 7"
Pinus Strobus

North Asheville

White Oak 15' 7"
Quercus Alba 14' 4"
14' 0"

Sycamore 15' 5"
Platanus Occidentalis

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Re: North Asheville Trees

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:23 pm

Brian,

Glad to see you out and getting the measuring bug! Your heights seem in line with what I would expect and I'm sure some of the trees are the same that I have measured in the past. I'd be curious to see what you get for the tall sycamore at TGI Fridays in Biltmore.

Will

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Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:17 pm

I'll hit the sycamores soon. I drove by on Sunday but wasn't able to stop. I do have the bug and now pay very close attention to the trees around me, with an eye out for height instead of just for girth. I have an old haunt that virtually nobody knows about. There are some extraordinary trees there which I'll measure and photograph very soon.

I have confidence that I'm very close on my measurements +/- 3 ft on good measuring sites and within 6 or 7 ft on the hard to read trees/sloping sites.
Brian

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Re: North Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Tue May 17, 2011 1:48 pm

I did a little measuring behind Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary.

White Pine 118' 126' 129' 131'

Pitch Pine 93' 99' 100'

Poison ivy was everywhere!

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Re: North Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:35 am

These chestnuts were planted not too long ago but I didn't realise they were chestnuts until this past weekend. The tallest is ~17'.
I can't tell if they're hybrids or Chinese. They don't look American and I doubt they'd fool with planting Americans anyway.
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These are at Beaver Lake along Merriman Ave. in north Asheville.

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Re: North Asheville Trees

Post by James Parton » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:28 pm

With those thick glossy leaves that are paler on the underside, I would say " Chinese ".
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Post by Rand » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:57 pm

Looks like chinese to me too. I've only seen two hybrids, but they generally had the more upright growth habit of the American, even if the foliage and twigs did look more chinese than American.

Dawes Arboretum in Ohio has a planting of Clapper hybrids, a first generation cross of american and chinese. The foliage looks mostly chinese, the growth habit is a little more open than an american chestnut, but the two they planted are growing terrifyingly fast (2'-3' a year).

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