The great 31ft CBH Eastern Cottonwood of Halifax PA

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John Harvey
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The great 31ft CBH Eastern Cottonwood of Halifax PA

Post by John Harvey » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:50 pm

I made a visit to this tree a couple months ago, PA Big Trees.com lists this as the second largest tree in the state. The owner is very friendly and very proud of his tree, the week before my visit there was a thunder storm and the tree was struck by lightning 4 times in one night! The owner said it was literaly "glowing" afterwards. Only a small amount of bark fell from the tree however. The size of this trunk is amazing, very few trees on the east coast can boast a CBH of over 30ft and this is one. Its height is listed at 106ft, spread 108ft and Cir 367in for a total of 501 points. I measured the trunk however at 31ft 10in. Below are a few shots. It is considerd a multitrunk tree but the second trunk is rather small.
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Re: The great 31ft CBH Eastern Cottonwood of Halifax PA

Post by Rand » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:28 pm

Wow, that's a monster. Cottonwoods are some of the biggest, fastest growing trees in NW Ohio, but I don't see them get that big.

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Re: The great 31ft CBH Eastern Cottonwood of Halifax PA

Post by edfrank » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03 pm

John,

Very nice report. Thanks for posting and including photos. These big trees are impressive.

Ed
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