sradivoy wrote:I recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with an old friend of mine. This named tree is one of the largest known to man. It has a DBH of over 12 ft and a height exceeding 260 ft. The wood volume is estimated at well over 9k ft of wood. One of my all time favorites! Enjoy.
The above information is incorrect - my apologies! For fifteen years this unnamed tree (as far as I know) tricked me into believing it was someone else. I just got word the real Sentinel keeled over around 2002 - which was probably the reason I couldn't locate it. "The Jester" (as I now affectionately refer to it) is a worthy successor none the less. If I remember correctly my tape wrap from long ago was over 11ft on an uneven basal mound of ancient bark debris. Have no idea on the height. I just know it was head and shoulders larger in terms of trunk volume than all the other DFs that I've seen in the grove.