A friend who lives in Newtown, CT brought a grove of tuliptrees in Paugussett State Park to my attention. The area is on the west side of the forest, I only looked at a fraction of the overall forest. The grove has 5 big trees in relatively close proximity and widening out from there I found more big ones. The tallest ones were in the 125-130' range. The tree below was the overall tallest and largest by volume. It has a substantial trunk and a massive crown. Worth doing a spread and volume investigation.
130', CBH 12.3 feet. I spent more than an hour working on the height, very complex/distributed crown with many possible high points
A couple of views up, tough to capture the immensity of the crown
Zoomed in a little from another angle
In general the woods are youngish but there is a regular assortment of older sugar maple, black birch, yellow birch, some with good height. Also one big and tall beech that I located. Need to go back and spend some more time getting some measurements. Also, looking at Google satellite view I can see some aother potential tall groves.
Beauty of an old Yellow Birch