Tree Measuring in Total Comfort

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Tree Measuring in Total Comfort

Post by dbhguru » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:30 pm

Hi Ents,

First an image of some of our neighbor's white pines as seen from our upstairs bedroom window. You can see the house and the pines down hill just beyond.
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Note the orange arrows delineate one of the pines. Using Sparky, my TP200X, I measured the vertical distance (VD mode) to a marker low on the trunk. The height below eye level was 53.1 feet. The marker was 4.7 feet above mid-slope making the base 57.8 feet below eye level. Height above eye level was 65.9 feet. This gave a total height of 123.7 feet for our neighbor's pine.

The beauty of the chosen spot for measuring is that if I got tired, I could simply turn around, flop on the bed, and take a quick nap. Refreshed, I could hop up and complete the task. This has given me an idea for a pamphlet entitled "Tree Measuring for Duffers - 101".

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

Joe

Re: Tree Measuring in Total Comfort

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:17 pm

Bob, I bet in your dreams- you're still measuring trees. (ha, ha)
Joe

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