Asheville Trees, NC

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:00 am

The P. echinata @ 124.6' has a girth of 5'2". However, its needles are now all brown and it has long scratch marks down the trunk with sawdust collecting on the lower plates. I assume it is dead.

I spent some time with the pitch pine, battling prickers and poison ivy, but was able to get measurements from many different angles: 117.2' 120.6' 121.0' 122.2' 122.3' 122.8' 124.8'
124.8' was the best of the lot. It's around 5' cbh. There are several others that could break 110' nearby but I was running short on daylight.

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by Will Blozan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:38 pm

Brian,

Pitch pines over 120'? Not bad at all for the NC mountains.

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:36 am

Will,
Sorry for the confusion. Those were all measurements from one tree. There's just one pitch over 120' that I know of. The nearby grove may have a couple that top 110' but certainly not 120'. That said, a 124 footer is a very nice pitch pine.
Brian

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:15 am

Update

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Dawn redwood
Country Club & Griffing, N. Asheville 65.0'

Cunninghamia lanceolata China-fir
Country Club & Griffing 89.2''

Pinus palustris longleaf pine
Country Club by golf course 81.6'

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca
Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir
Evelyn & Charlotte, N. Asheville 76.0' 79.2'

Abies alba silver fir
Albemarle Park, Charlotte, N. Asheville 113.8' tough shot at the crown. the tree is almost entirely surrounded by a building.
May be a few feet taller.

Calocedrus decurrens incense cedar
Weaverville Hwy/ New Stock 69.7'

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:45 pm

Update
I've included a few Weaverville locations as well, just north of Asheville.

Calocedrus decurrens incense cedar

Montford, Cullowhee/Cumberland 86.3'
Kenilworth, Waverly 96.7'
Weaverville, cemetery 63.2' 9'2" cbh
Weaverville, Main St. 70.6'
N. Asheville, Norwood 75.2'

Taxodium distichum baldcypress

Montford, Cullowhee/Cumberland 98.1' 79.6'

Chamaecyparis pisifera Suwara falsecypress

Montford, Cullowhee/Cumberland 75.5'
near downtown, Baird 69.3'
N. Asheville, Beaver Lake, Lakeside 83.6'

Juniperis virginiana Eastern redcedar

Weaverville, cemetery 74.4' 7'9" cbh
Weaverville, Main St. 74.2' 9'0" cbh

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by Will Blozan » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:40 pm

Brian,

There is a nice Calocedrus in Oakley south of Fairview Road. Easy to spot once the leaves drop.

Will

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:59 am

Will,
Thanks. I'll find it and measure it soon. I want to get back to Saluda as well and remeasure those beasts.
Brian

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:59 pm

124.6' shortleaf pine.  It appears to be dead, however.
124.6' shortleaf pine. It appears to be dead, however.
Ancient gum furrowed side
Ancient gum furrowed side
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Ancient gum smooth side
Ancient gum smooth side

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Re: Asheville Trees

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:59 am

Suwara Grove, Asheville Country Club and across street

Chamaecyparis pisifera Suwara false-cypress
Private home
93.0'
88.4'
many more shorter suwaras

Country Club
91.5'
89.7'

Tsuga Caroliniana Carolina hemlock
private home
88.6'

Platanus occidentalis Am. sycamore
Country Club
139.6' open grown. Has been measured multiple times. It was 134.3' in 2009, when Will Blozan measured it.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 am

Some random measurements over the last two months:

Fraser firs Abies fraseri
Mundy Cove 54.3' 49.6'
Ox Creek 44.9' 59.0'

Incense cedar Calocedrus decurrens
Ox Creek 65.1' 85.2'
Webb Cove/Lynn Cove 98.3'
Mimosa, W. Ash. 58.0'

Northern whitecedar Thuja occidentalis
Spooks Branch 72.1'

Japanese cedar Cryptomeria japonica
West Asheville 75.2'

Taxodium distichum baldcypress
Malvern Hills, W. Ash. 71.1'
Wilshire Park, W. Ash. 68.3'

Chameacyparis pisifera suwara-cypress
Laurel Loop, W.Ash. 82.0'

Pinus echinata shortleaf pine
Laurel Loop, W.Ash. 116.2'

Abies amabilis pacific silver fir
School Rd., Malvern Hills, W.Ash 95.6'

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