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Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:36 pm
by Matt Markworth
NTS,

Will's recent post made me think of this puzzling eastern redbud. It currently holds the #3 spot on the Ohio list. It's one of a few trees in Woodland Cemetery (Dayton, OH) that I'm confirming for the Ohio big tree coordinator.

It was measured in 2003 as 67" x 26' x 34'. For comparison purposes, I couldn't figure out where the 2003 girth measurement was made. For fun, I measured it at 1.5' off the ground and got 114".

Thoughts on where to measure girth?

Another fun one!


               
                       
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Matt

Re: Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:56 pm
by Rand
I'd give this one a 'Cthulhu' difficulty rating.

Re: Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:51 pm
by Will Blozan
Geez... I would hesitate to call it a single tree in the first place. Just give it an "Honorable Mention".

Will

Re: Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:36 pm
by bbeduhn
Just measure the gravestone.  Oh wait, you can't even do that.

That is an absolute mess!  There's a low branch and probably four trunks.  I agree with "honorable mention".  If hard pressed for an answer, I'd do the large, rotted piece above the low branch but that still may be a double.

Re: Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:20 pm
by Matt Markworth
Thanks guys.

Yeah, this is probably one to just appreciate it for what it is.

Matt

Re: Another redbud puzzle

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:16 am
by Bart Bouricius
I think it would have definite possibilities as a girth champion in the "Bundle of stems" category.