Lord's Hill

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adam.rosen
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Lord's Hill

Post by adam.rosen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:45 pm

I'm surprised to see the Lord's Hill natural area doesn't have a post. It's state land surrounded by private land, and permission to visit can be obtained. Old growth hardwoods and hemlocks are present, including what I have heard are state record's for height.
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I wish I had some data on this huge old yellow birch.  Obviously, that snap at 60' keeps this off the record books, but this tree has some girth.
I wish I had some data on this huge old yellow birch. Obviously, that snap at 60' keeps this off the record books, but this tree has some girth.
another look at that same maple
another look at that same maple
some friends under a large, tall, old maple.  No height data.
some friends under a large, tall, old maple. No height data.

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Re: Lord's Hill

Post by James Parton » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm

Very nice! You are off with a bang!
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adam.rosen
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Re: Lord's Hill

Post by adam.rosen » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:01 pm

I was back at Lord's Hill today, with a tape measure. I have two views here of a big old maple tree. It is is 151" DBH. I also measured another maple at 11', a hemlock at 92", another hemlock, really, a large, dignified giant, of perfect dimensions, with a long, straight bole, at 9'1", and a basswood with a tall, long bole at 7'11".
Haven't bought that laser rangefinder yet, so I can't tell you how tall.

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Re: Lord's Hill

Post by dbhguru » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:00 am

Adam,

If you get a clinometer, a 100-foot tape measure, a couple of eye level high poles (or tripods), and a scientific calculator, the External Baseline Method (EBM) will give you about the same accuracy as the sine-sine method. It is admittedly a little harder to master than the sine-based method, but I can talk you through it.

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