So I stumbled upon this tree today. It's a tea tree. I'd never seen a trunk this big, so I took some measurements. The species is listed on the California Registry Of Big Trees
Tea Tree, Australian
20 feet tall,
60 foot canopy
52 inches in girth
87 Points A. Cowley, 2004 - San Diego
The one I have is only 13' tall.
California uses the average max/min crown spread and this tree is only 16 feet and 6 feet.
Then trunk is (drumroll......) 80 inches in circumference! So with just the trunk and height, it's a new state champ.
So on to my question. The tree maybe has 3 trunks. The measurement I gave above is ONLY MEASURING THE BIGGEST TRUNK. Does this tree get MORE than 80 points for the trunk. http://youtu.be/0u5gxnxc-PM
I made a video showing the situation. The tree doesn't stand up, so this shows where I made my measurements.
Any recommendations on how to get the best numbers?