County Rucker Index

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Re: County Rucker Index

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:18 am

Doug,
I don't see a single white pine on any of those lists. That seems a bit odd.

Bob,
I'm spoiled with tall trees. A handicap is certainly logical. Latitude makes a difference but some sites in PA and WV are fairly competitive with the Southern Appalachians. Your handicap of 20 makes sense.

Brian

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Re: County Rucker Index

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:17 am

I've got a couple more counties from upstate South Carolina. Pickens County has been very well covered but some of the finest sites need remeasurement. I will get to a couple of sites this winter to do this. Greenville County has had fair coverage but there is much forested land yet to measure.

Pickens County, SC R10 = 153.30' R20 = 142.60'

1. Tuliptree 177.0'
2. White pine 161.9'
3. Black locust 153.4'
3. Biltmore ash 153.4'
5. Pignut or red hick 152.6'
6. Cucumbertree 149.0'
7. Hemlock 148.9'
8. Red oak 148.6'
9. Sweetgum 146.7'
10. Bitternut hick 141.5'

11. Mockernit hick 139.6'
12. Chestnut oak 133.6'
12. Shortleaf pine 133.6'
14. Red maple 133.3'
15. White basswood 132.3'
16. White oak 132.4'
17. Sycamore 132.0'
18. Scarlet oak 130.7'
19. Virginia pine 127.0'
20. Pitch pine 124.5'


Greenville County, SC R10 = 135.59'

1. Tuliptree 150.1'
2. Pignut hickory 144.4'
3. Bitternut hick 137.3'
4. Red oak 136.2'
5. Chestnut oak 134.5'
5. Mockernut oak 134.5'
7. White pine 131.0'
8. White oak 130.8'
9. Hemlock 130.6'
10. Biltmore ash 126.5'

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Re: County Rucker Index

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:38 am

All of these trees are at Croft State Park. They could use a remeasurement as this is a mini Congaree, minus the old growth.

Spartanburg County R10 = 129.64'

1. Tuliptree 146.4'
2. White oak 139.0'
3. Sycamore 135.8'
4. Sweetgum 134.7'
5. Red oak 129.5'
6. Shagbark oak 125.0'
7. Cottonwood 124.5'
8. S. red oak 121.8'
9. Mockernut hick 120.2'
10. Scarlet oak 119.5'

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Re: County Rucker Index

Post by DougBidlack » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:22 pm

Brian,

it is not odd at all if you know Michigan. White pine is not native to Warren Woods in Berrien county and in Oakland county it is not native in Kensington Metropark while in Highland State Recreation Area it is only native within and around some of the wetlands and then mainly as stunted and pathetic-looking trees (there may be a few tall enough to break into the list though). White pine may not be native in Wane county at all but it has been widely planted there and it has 'escaped' into the wild.

I also did not include any non-native trees in my lists such as Norway Spruce or European Larch, for example, even though they would likely be in the top 10 for all three counties.

Doug

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