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#1)  Hello from NH

Postby rumney » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:10 am

Hi All,  I have been getting out into some areas in NH, that are off the beaten path, and finding some very nice trees, imo.  I need to get some good pictures of these. I also need to get familiar with the correct measurement procedures.  But just to give an example of what I found,   By measuring with my 6' arm span, a 17 foot circumference  , what I think is a Red oak, about 100 yds down from a high ridge line.  There are many others in this pretty much un travelled valley.
As I am exploring,  I am seeing many old growth trees that are in very good to excellent condition.    Please reply with any information that might help,  so I do not need to do a second trip,  thus enabling more tree finds.    Thank you
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#2)  Re: Hello from NH

Postby Matt Markworth » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Welcome!

As a start, use a tape measure at 4.5' above midslope (midslope definition is in the American Forests Tree Measurement handbook) and take a circumference measurement.

Also, posting photos of various sides of the trunk is helpful. We can also help with tree identification with up close photos of leaves, bark, acorns, etc.

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#3)  Re: Hello from NH

Postby ryandallas » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:15 pm

Welcome aboard, Rumney. Please post some photos. A 17' CBH forest-grown red oak is pretty rare! Or at least I haven't found anything that big down here in Connecticut. I did measure a 15'10" red oak, but it was an old farm tree surrounded by vigorous second growth.
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