Asheville Trees, NC

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:10 pm

WNC Arboretum

I spent part of X-mas hitting a few spots I'd wanted to revisit. At the arboretum, I did some measuring between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the gate. 8 dawn redwoods stand sentinel by the gate, 7 of which top 100 feet. I reported on them several months back. i hadn't noticed the red pines before. The loblollies garnered most of my attention before. They are whoppers, especially for the mountains.

thuja occidentalis northern whitecedar 75.5' 79.4'
pinus resinosa red pine 85.0' 94.2'
acer saccharum sugar maple 99.7'
pinus taeda loblolly pine 118.9' 122.2' 125.2' 129.4' 133.7' 134.0'

next, I checked out my shortleaf right off the Parkway, briefly the state champ for height. I'd hoped for a miraculous recovery. No such luck.

pinus echinata shortleaf pine 120.7' and very dead, formerly 124.6'

I wanted to make sure the 124.8' pitch pine was indeed a pitch and not a loblolly. It is a pitch and I found a couple of nice cohorts.

pinus rigida pitch pine 106.4' 110.1' 124.8' previously measured


this is a grove I meant to get back to last winter but didn't make it. the white pines looked like they'd come close to 150' they're young and vibrant, also, just off the Parkway on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

prunus serotina blk cherry 109.2'
acer rubrum red maple 110.2'
quercus alba white oak 111.4'
quercus coccinea scarlet oak 105.4'
carya glabra pignut hickory 129.4' easily the tallest I've found. There's a 163 footer in the county
pinus rigida pitch pine 99.4' 102.3'
pinus echinata shortleaf pine 98.8' 113.0'
pinus strobus white pine 128.3' 135.7' 136.3' 140.6' 147.3'

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by RyanLeClair » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Is the 144' sycamore between Hendersonville Road and Vanderbilt Road? Or is it behind the building? I'm trying to find it on Google Maps.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:25 pm

Yes, Ryan, but there are several big sycamores there. It's just north of the parking lot for TGIFriday's and a hotel. Going north, it's the first one on the left. If you back up and head down along Vanderbilt, there's a huge echinata and just below the parking lot is a 127' metasequoia. All of the sycamores have fairly large spreads and may look like one mass.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by RyanLeClair » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:15 pm

Thank you! I think I see it. It's all distorted by the GM view, though. I really wish I had seen it last summer when I was in Asheville.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by RyanLeClair » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Is it the one in the ditch, or is it the one right by the road?

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:55 pm

It's by the road (Vanderbilt) and by the parking lot. There's a brick retaining wall fairly close to it.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by RyanLeClair » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:16 pm

Thank you! I see it! How cool...I really wish I had seen it last summer.

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:17 pm

A few updates:

Platanus occidentalis sycamore (all open grown)

Asheville Country Club 139.6'
TGIF Biltmore Village 145.5'
UNCA Botanical Garden 136.0' 124.6'


Taxodium Distichum Baldcypress

UNCA Botanical Garden 107.1'
Biltmore Bass Pond Dam 132.4' 122.0'


Pinus echinata shortleaf pine

Weaverville/Reems Ck/Lake Louise 123.2' 107.6'

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:18 pm

Seven Springs Park, Kenilworth, Asheville

Seven Springs Park is comprised of open grass with trees onslopes above the grass and a hillside with a semicircular cliff, surrounding a nice sycamore.

Platinus occidentalis sycamore 126.2' 126.6' (one block away) 114.4'

Liriondendron tulipifera tuliptree 130.6' 124.4'

Prunus serotina black cherry 115.5' (one block away) 102.7'

Quercus rubra red oak 124.1'

Quercus alba white oak 118.0'

Picea abies Norway spruce 114.0'

Juglans nigra black walnut 100.2'

Robinia pseudoacacia black locust 104.7'

Pinus strobus white pine 135.4'

Pinus echinata shortleaf pine 108.8' 101.7'

Pinus virginiana Virginia pine 98.0'

R10 117.79

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Re: Asheville Trees, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:40 am

This is sampling from my new neighborhood, which has surprisingly rich soils.

Woodland Hills, New Stock Road Section, North Asheville/Weaverville

pinus strobus white pine 143.9'
liriodendron tulipifera tuliptree 131.3'
pinus echinata shortleaf pine 126.5' co-champ for the county
quercus alba white oak 124.7
tsuga canadensis hemlock 123.3'
quercus coccinea scarlet oak 118.8'
acer rubrum red maple 114.6'
carya alba mockernut hickory 114.0'
metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood 112.3'
quercus falcata southern red oak 106.2'

R10 121.56'

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