Rucker Comparisons

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:35 am

Multistate super-composites
updated 10/12/20

Tennessee River
RHI 5 = 182.18' 55.52m
RHI 10 = 171.94' 52.40m
RHI 20 = 161.77' 49.30m
RHI 30 = 154.58' 47.11m

1. white pine P. strobus 207.0' 63.09m Pigeon R
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 191.9' 58.49m Tuckaseegee R
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 173.1' 52.76m Pigeon R
4. black locust R. pseudoacacia 171.8' 52.36m Oconaluftee R
5. white ash F. americana 167.1' 50.93m Pigeon R
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 165.5' 50.44m Pigeon R
7. red hickory C. ovalis 163.4' 49.80m French Broad
8. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 162.2' 49.43m Little R
9. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 160.1' 48.79m Little
10. yellow buckeye A. flava 157.3' 47.94m Little Pigeon

11. N red oak Q. rubra 157.0' 47.85m French Broad R
12. red spruce P. rubens 155.3' 47.33m Tuckaseegee R
13. shagbark hickory C. ovata 153.9' 46.90m Emory R2
14. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.1' 46.36m French Broad
15. cucumbertree M. acuminata 151.9' 46.30m Pigeon R
16. white basswood T. heterophylla 151.0' 46.02m Little
17. mockernut hickory C. alba 150.3' 45.81m French Broad R
18. shortleaf pine P. echinata 149.2' 45.47m Little Tennessee R
19. sweetgum L. styraciflua 147.9' 45.08m Pigeon
20. white oak Q. alba 147.4' 44.92m Pigeon

21. black cherry P. serotina 146.2' 44.56m Little
22. chestnut oak Q. montana 144.4' 43.98m Little Tennessee
23. black walnut J. nigra 144.3' 43.98m Pigeon R
24. red maple A. rubrum 143.2' 43.64m Little R
25. Am beech F. grandifolia 142.8' 43.52m Oconaluftee
26. mtn silverbell H. monticola 138.6' 42.24m Pigeon R
27. loblolly pine P. taeda 138.2' 42.12m French Broad
28. pitch pine P. rigida 135.4' 41.27m Little Tennessee
29. S shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 135.3' 41.24m Paint Rock
30. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 133.6' 40.72m French Broad


Ohio River
RHI 5 = 170.68' 52.02m
RHI 10 = 158.51' 48.31m
RHI 20 = 147.82' 45.05m

1. white pine P. strobus 184.7' 56.29m PA
2. yellow buckeye A. flava 177.6' 54.13m WV R
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 173.2' 52.51m WV
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 160.9' 49.04m OH
5. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 157.0' 47.85m OH
6. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 151.9' 46.30m OH
7. white basswood T. heterophylla 147.6' 44.98m WV
8. N red oak Q. rubra 146.0' 44.50m OH
9. black cherry P. serotina 143.1' 43.61m OH
9. Norway spruce P. abies 143.1' 43.61m WV

11. Am basswood T. americana 139.0' 42.36m PA R
12. black walnut J. nigra 138.9' 42.33m OH
13. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 138.4' 42.18m KY
14. red hickory C. ovalis 138.2' 42.12m IN
15. white ash F. americana 138.0' 42.06m PA
15. pignut hickory C. glabra 138.0' 42.06m PA
17. shagbark hickory C. ovata 137.5' 41.91m IN
18. Am beech F. grandifolia 135.2' 41.20m OH
19. green ash F. pennsylvanica 134.5' 40.99m PA
20. red maple A. rubrum 133.6' 40.72m WV


St. Lawrence Seaway
RHI 5 = 161.92' 49.35m
RHI 10 = 154.86' 47.20m
RHI 20 = 147.26' 44.88m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 172.0' 52.42m Erie
2. white pine P. strobus 166.5' 50.75m Saranac
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 160.2' 48.82m Erie
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 157.5' 48.00m Erie
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 153.4' 46.75m Ontario
6. red pine P. resinosa 152.4' 46.45m Huron R
7. black cherry P. serotina 152.0' 46.33m Erie R
8. N red oak Q. rubra 146.8' 44.74m Erie
9. London planetree P. x acerifolia 144.0' 43.89m
10. red hickory C. ovalis 143.8' 43.83m Ontario

11. white ash F. americana 143.5' 43.73m Erie
12. E cottonwood P. deltoides 143.4' 42.70m Erie
13. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 143.1' 43.61m Ontario
14. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 140.7' 42.88m Ontario
15. shagbark hickory C. ovata 140.5' 42.82m Ontario
16. black walnut J. nigra 139.4' 42.49m Erie
17. Norway spruce P. abies 138.4' 42.18m Ontario
18. red maple A. rubrum 136.7' 41.66m Erie
19. Freeman maple A. x freemanii 135.7' 41.36m Erie
20. Am beech 135.2' 41.20m Erie


Chesapeake Bay
RHI 5 = 157.48' 48.00m
RHI 10 = 152.26 46.40m
RHI 20 = 146.43' 44.63m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 173.1' 52.76m James
2. N red oak Q. rubra 156.0' 47.54m James
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 154.7' 47.15m Susquehanna
4. red hickory C. ovalis 152.1' 46.36m Potomac
5. white ash F. americana 151.5' 46.17m Susquehanna
6. white pine P. strobus 151.4' 46.14m Susquehanna
7. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 147.1' 44.83m Potomac
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 145.8' 44.44m Elk
8. white oak Q. alba 145.8' 44.44m Patuxent
10. black oak Q. velutina 145.1' 44.22m Delaware R2

11. baldcypress T. distichum 144.7' 44.10m James
12. sand hickory C. pallida 142.9' 43.55m Patuxent
13. green ash F. pennsylvanica 142.6' 43.46m Potomac
14. chestnut oak Q. montana 141.5' 43.13m James
15. mockernut hickory C. alba 141.4' 43.09m Potomac
16. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 141.3' 43.06m Elk
17. Am beech F. grandifolia 139.0' 42.36m Susquehanna
18. Am basswood T. heterophylla 138.8' 42.30m Susquehanna
18. shortleaf pine P. echinata 137.3' 41.85m James
19. bitternut hickory 136.5' 41.60m Susquehanna
20. black walnut J. nigra 136.3' 41.54m Potomac
Last edited by bbeduhn on Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:26 pm

Ranking of mega-site Watersheds
updated 10/12/20

1. French Broad Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 179.76' 54.79m
RHI 10 = 169.48' 51.65m
RHI 20 = 159.98' 48.76m

1. white pine P. strobus 207.0' 63.09m Pigeon R
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 186.1' 56.72m Pigeon
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 173.1' 52.76m Pigeon R
4. white ash F. americana 167.1' 50.93m Pigeon R
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 165.5' 50.44m Pigeon R
6. red hickory C. ovalis 163.4' 49.80m French Broad, NC
7. black locust R. pseudoacacia 162.0' 49.37m Pigeon
8. yellow buckeye A. flava 157.3' 47.94m Little Pigeon
9. N red oak Q. rubra 157.0' 47.85m French Broad, NC R
10. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 156.3' 47.64m Pigeon

11. red spruce P. rubens 154.7' 47.15m Little Pigeon R3
12. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.1' 46.36m French Broad, NC
13. cucumbertree M. acuminata 151.9' 46.30m Pigeon R
14. sugar maple A. saccharum 151.0' 46.02m Little Pigeon R
15. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 150.7' 45.93m French Broad, NC
16. mockernut hickory C. alba 150.3' 45.81m French Broad, NC
16. white basswood T. heterophylla 150.3' 45.81m Pigeon
18. shagbark hickory C. ovata 148.5' 45.26m Pigeon
19. sweetgum L. styraciflua 147.9' 45.08m Pigeon
20. white oak Q. alba 147.4' 44.92m Pigeon


2. Congaree River Mega-composite (Jocassee, Keowee, Catawba, Broad, Saluda, Congaree)
RHI 5 = 172.02' 52.43m
RHI 10 = 164.40' 50.11m
RHI 20 = 157.71' 48.07m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 183.0' 55.77m Catawba
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 172.3' 52.51m Congaree
3. white pine P. strobus 170.3' 51.90m Catawba
4. red hickory C. ovalis 168.2' 51.26m Keowee
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 166.3' 50.68m Keowee
6. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 160.2' 48.82m Congaree
7. shumard oak Q. shumardii 157.6' 48.03m Congaree
8. sweetgum L. styraciflua 157.0' 47.85m Congaree
9. N red oak Q. rubra 155.4' 47.36m Keowee
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 153.7' 46.84m Keowee

11. chestnut oak Q. montana 153.6' 46.83m Keowee
11. sycamore P. occidentalis 153.6' 46.83m Congaree
13. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 153.4' 46.81m Keowee
13. black locust R. pseudoacacia 153.4' 46.81m Keowee
15. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.6' 46.57m Keowee
16. cucumbertree M. acuminata 149.0' 45.41m Jocassee
17. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 148.9' 45.38m Jocassee
18. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.32m Keowee
19. white oak Q. alba 148.6' 45.29m Keowee
20. shortleaf pine P. echinata 148.5' 45.26m Keowee


3. Savannah River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 173.26' 52.81m
RHI 10 = 163.93' 49.96m
RHI 20 = 156.28 47.63m

1. white pine P. strobus 185.8' 56.63m Chattooga
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 177.1' 53.98m Keowee
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 168.9' 51.48m Chattooga
4. red hickory C. ovalis 168.2' 51.26m Keowee R
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 166.3' 50.68m Keowee R
6. sand hickory C. pallida 156.9' 47.82m Tallulah
7. N red oak Q. rubra 155.4' 47.36m Keowee
8. mockernut hickory C. alba 153.7' 46.84m Keowee R
9. chestnut oak Q. montana 153.6' 46.81m Keowee R
10. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 153.4' 46.75m Keowee

11. black locust R. pseudoacacia 153.4' 46.75m Keowee
12. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.6' 46.57m Keowee
13. sweetgum L. styraciflua 151.4' 46.14m Keowee
14. cucumbertree M. acuminata 149.0' 45.41m Jocassee
15. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.50m Keowee
15. white oak Q. alba 148.6' 45.50m Keowee R
17. shortleaf pine P. echinata 148.5' 45.26m Keowee R2
18. pitch pine P. rigida 146.4' 44.62m Chattooga R
19. black oak Q. velutina 145.2' 44.25m Keowee R
20. red elm (slippery) U. rubra 142.5' 43.43m Keowee R


4. Little Tennessee River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 172.02' 52.43m
RHI 10 = 162.13' 49.41m
RHI 20 = 152.69' 46.54m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 191.9' 58.49m Deep Creek R
2. white pine P. strobus 176.3' 53.73m Santeetlah
3. black locust R. pseudoacaia 171.8' 52.36m Oconaluftee R
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 163.8' 49.92m Abrams Creek
5. E red oak Q. rubra 156.3' 47.64m Forney Creek R
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 155.8' 47.48m Oconaluftee
7. red spruce P. rubens 155.3' 47.33m Deep Creek
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 151.4' 46.14m Abrams Creek
9. shagbark hickory C. ovata 149.5' 45.56m Abrams Creek
10. shortleaf pine P. echinata 149.2' 45.47m Abrams Creek

11. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 148.6' 45.29m Oconaluftee
12. white ash F. americana 147.8' 45.05m Oconaluftee
13. cucumbertree M. acuminata 147.3' Santeetlah
14. white basswood T. heterophylla 147.0' 44.80m Nantahala
15. chestnut oak Q. montana 144.4' 44.01m Abrams Creek
16. Am beech F. grandifolia 142.8' 43.52m Oconaluftee R2
17. black cherry P. serotina 140.9' 42.94m Oconaluftee
18. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 139.3' 42.45m Santeetlah
19. yellow buckeye A. flava 139.1' 42.39m Oconaluftee
20. pitch pine P. rigida 135.4' 41.27m Abrams Creek


5. Cumberland River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 163.34' 49.78m
RHI 10 = 157.18' 47.90m
RHI 20 = 148.09' 45.14m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 172.7' 52.63m
2. red hickory C. ovalis 164.4' 50.11m
3. pignut hickory C. glabra 162.3' 49.47m R
4. sand hickory C. pallida 160.8' 49.01m R
5. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 156.5' 47.70m
6. shagbark hickory C. ovata 154.2' 47.00m R
7. white basswood T. heterophylla 153.2' 46.69m R
8. red oak Q. rubra 150.1' 45.75m
8. sweetgum L. styraciflua 150.1' 45.75m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 147.5' 44.95m

11. cucumbertree M. acuminata 147.3' 44.89m
12. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 146.7' 44.71m
13. Am beech F. grandifolia 143.2' 43.64m R
14. chestnut oak Q. montana 139.6' 42.55m
15. yellow buckeye A. flava 139.4' 42.49m
16. Am elm U. americana 137.6' 41.94m R
17. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 137.4' 41.88m
18. sugar maple A. saccharum 136.0' 41.45m
19. sycamore P. occidentalis 132.9' 40.50m
20. white oak Q. alba 130.0' 39.62m


6. Lake Erie Mega-composite (OH, PA, NY, MI, includes Lake Huron)
RHI 5 = 161.06' 49.09m
RHI 10 = 153.50' 46.78m
RHI 20 = 143.73' 43.81m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 172.0' 52.42m Cuyahoga
2. white pine P. strobus 163.2' 49.74m Lake Huron
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 160.2' 48.82m Cattaraugus
4. bitternut hickory 157.5' 48.00m Cattaraugus
5. red pine P. resinosa 152.4' 46.45m Lake Huron R
6. black cherry P. serotina 152.0' 46.33m Cuyahoga R
7. N red oak Q. rubra 146.8' 44.74m Cattaraugus
8. London planetree P. x acerifolia 144.0' 43.89m Cuyahoga
9. white ash F. americana 143.5' 43.73m Cattaraugus
10. E cottonwood P. deltoides 143.4' 42.70m Cuyahoga

11. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 140.4' 42.79m Cuyahoga
12. black walnut J. nigra 139.4' 42.49m Erie Gorges
13. red maple A. rubrum 136.7' 41.66m Erie Gorges
14. Freeman maple A. x freemanii 135.7' 41.36m Rocky River
15. Am beech F. grandifolia 135.2' 41.20m Cuyahoga
16. Am basswood T. americana 132.5' 40.38m Cattaraugus
17. cucumbertree M. acuminata 132.0' 40.23m Cuyahoga
18. sugar maple A. saccharum 130.2' 39.68m Cattaraugus
19. black oak Q. velutina 129.0' 39.32m Cuyahoga
20. red elm (slippery) U. rubra 128.6' 39.19m Chagrin


7. Delaware River Mega-composite (PA, DE, MD, NY)
RHI 5 = 157.24' 47.92m
RHI 10 = 151.73' 46.24m
RHI 20 = 143.40' 43.71m

1. white pine P. strobus 165.8' 50.53m DWG PA
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.9' 50.26m Brandywine DE
3. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 156.1' 47.58m Wissa PA
4. N red oak Q. rubra 150.0' 45.72m Wissa PA
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 149.4' 45.53m Wissa PA
6. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.32m Brandywine DE
7. London planetree P. x acerifolia 146.8' 44.74m Wissa PA R
8. green ash F. pennsylvanica 146.4' 44.62m Wissa PA R
9. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 145.2' 44.25m DWG PA
10. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.0' 43.89m Winterthur DE

11. dawn redwood M. glyptostroboides 141.1' 42.97m Longwood PA
12. black oak Q. velutina 138.2' 42.12m Laurels PA
12. Am beech F. grandifolia 138.2' 42.12m Winterthur DE
14. white oak Q. alba 137.9' 42.03m Brandtwine DE
15. mockernut hickory C. alba 134.6' 41.02m Ridley PA
16. black walnut J. nigra 134.2' 40.90m Tyler PA
17. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 132.5' 40.38m Tyler PA
18. Dunkeld larch L. x marschlinsii 131.6' 40.11m Balsam Mtn, NY
19. red hickory C. ovalis 131.5' 40.08m Rushton PA
20. shagbark hickory C. ovata 131.0' 39.92m Ridley PA


8. Kanawha Mega-composite (New, Elk, Gauley)
RHI 5 = 160.58' 48.94m
RHI 10 = 149.53' 45.57m

1. yellow buckeye A. flava 177.6' 54.13m R
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 173.2' 52.51m
3. white pine P. strobus 155.2' 47.30m
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 149.3' 45.50m
5. white basswood T. heterophylla 147.6' 44.98m
6. Norway spruce P. abies 143.1' 43.61m
7. black cherry P. serotina 140.8' 42.91m
8. white ash F. americana 137.8' 42.00m
9. N red oak Q. rubra 136.2' 41.51m
10. pignut hickory C. glabra 134.5' 40.99m


9. Chattahoochee River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 154.98' 47.23m
RHI 10 = 148.44' 45.24m
RHI 20 = 141.24' 43.05m

1. white pine P. strobus 171.2' 52.18m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.3' 50.07m
3. loblolly pine P. taeda 148.1' 45.14m
4. sweetgum L. styraciflua 147.0' 44.80m
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 144.3' 43.98m
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 143.7' 43.80m
7. white oak Q. alba 143.2' 43.64m
7. white ash F. americana 143.2' 43.64m
9. N red oak Q. rubra 140.0' 42.67m
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 139.8' 42.61m

11. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 139.4' 42.49m
12. mockernut hickory C. alba 136.2' 41.51m
13. pignut hickory C. glabra 134.6' 41.02m
14. shortleaf pine P. echinata 134.3' 40.93m
15. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.9' 40.81m
16. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 133.1' 40.56m
17. chestnut oak Q. montana 132.9' 40.50m
17. black locust R. pseudoacacia 132.9' 40.50m
19. baldcypress T. disrichum 132.2' 40.29m
20. red hickory C. ovalis 131.0' 39.92m



10. Susquehanna composite
RHI 5 = 155.32' 47.34m\
RHI 10 = 148.01' 45.11m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 170.4' 51.93m Loch Raven
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 154.7' 47.15m Conowingo
3. white ash F. americana 151.5' 46.17m Bowman Ck
4. white pine P. strobus 151.4' 46.14m Bowman Ck
5. N red oak Q. rubra 148.6' 45.29m Gunpowder Falls
6. black oak Q. velutina 142.5' 43.43m Loch Raven
7. pignut hickory C. glabra 142.1' 43.31m Loch raven
8. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 141.1' 43.00m Bowman Ck
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 139.0' 42.36m Loch Raven
10. Am basswood T. americana 138.8' 42.30m R2

11. Potomac River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 151.76' 46.25m
RHI 10 = 146.85' 44.75m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 165.8' 50.53m Caledon
2. red hickory C. ovalis 152.1' 46.36m Turkey Run
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 150.0' 45.72m Turkey Run
4. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 147.1' 44.83m Caledon
5. N red oak Q. rubra 143.8' 43.83m Turkey Run
6. black oak Q. velutina 142.8' 43.52m Caledon
7. green ash F. pennsylvanica 142.6' 43.46m Turkey Run
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 142.3' 43.37m Caledon
9. mockernut hickory C. alba 141.4' 43.09m Caledon
10. white oak Q. alba 140.6' 42.85m Turkey Run


12. Lake Ontario Mega-composite (NY, ON)
RHI 5 = 152.12' 46.36m
RHI 10 = 146.25' 44.57m
RHI 20 = 139.32' 42.46m

1. white pine P. strobus 161.5' 49.22m Irondequoit
2. ruliptree L. tulipifera 158.6' 48.34m Irondequoit
3. pignut hickory C. glabra 153.4' 46.75m Genessee
4. red hickory C. ovalis 143.8' 43.83m Oswego
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 143.3' 43.67m Genessee
6. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 143.1' 43.61m Oswego
7. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 140.7' 42.88m Irondequoit
8. shagbark hickory C. ovata 140.5' 42.82m Genessee
9. white ash F. americana 139.2' Genessee
10. Norway spruce P. abies 138.4' 42.18m Genessee

11. E cottonwood P. deltoides 134.3' 40.93m Irondequoit
12. N red oak Q. rubra 134.2' 40.90m Irondequoit
13. sugar maple A. saccharum 133.6' 40.72m Oswego
14. Am basswood T. americana 133.3' 40.63m Oswego
15. Freeman maple A. x freemanii 133.1' 40.56m Oswego
15. red maple A. rubrum 133.1' 40.56m Irondequoit
17. cucumbertree M. acuminata 131.8' 40.17m Genessee
18. black cherry P. serotina 131.0' 39.92m Irondequoit
19. black walnut J. nigra 130.8' 39.86m Irondequoit
20. black oak Q. velutina 128.8' 39.25m Genessee


13. James River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 151.48' 46.17m
RHI 10 = 143.76' 43.81m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 173.1' 52.76m RM
2. N red oak Q. rubra 156.0' 47.54m RM R3
3. baldcypress T. distichum 144.7' 44.10m CG
4. white pine P. strobus 142.1' 43.31m RM
5. chestnut oak Q. montana 141.5' 43.13m RM
6. red hickory C. ovalis 141.1' 43.00m RM
7. white oak Q. alba 137.5' 41.91m RM
8. shortleaf pine P. echinata 137.3' 41.85m RM
9. pignut hickory C. glabra 132.3' 40.32m
10. black oak Q. velutina 132.0' 40.23m


14. Connecticut River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 152.24' 46.40m
RHI 10 = 140.07' 42.69m

1. white pine P. strobus 176.2' 53.70m Mohawk
2. white ash F. americana 152.0' 46.33m Mohawk
3. Norway spruce P. abies 150.5' 45.87m Buckland
4. European larch L. decidua 146.0' 44.50m Buckland
5. sugar maple A. saccharum 136.5' 41.60m Mohawk
6. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 132.0' 40.23m Mohawk
7. Am beech F. grandifolia 128.0' 39.01m Mohawk
8. N red oak Q. rubra 127.0' 38.71m Mohawk
9. bigtooth aspen P. grandidentata 126.5' 38.55m Mohawk R
10. Am basswood T. americana 126.0' 38.40m


15. Hudson River Mega-composite
RHI 5 = 143.92' 43.86m
RHI 10 = 137.85' 42.01m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 157.6' 48.03m Vanderbilt
2. white pine P. strobus 151.0' 46.02m Pine Orchard, Wells, Dacks
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 142.8' 43.52m Vanderbilt
4. N red oak Q. rubra 135.8' 41.39m Inwood Hills
5. white ash F. americana 132.4' 40.35m West Pt Foundry
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 132.1' 40.26m Inwood Hills
6. black oak Q. velutina 132.1' 40.26m Rockefeller Pk
8. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 131.7' 40.14m Rockefeller Pk
9. tamarack L. laricina 131.6' 40.11m Newcomb, Dacks
10. shagbark hickory C. ovata 131.4' 40.05m Rockefeller Pk
Last edited by bbeduhn on Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dbhguru
Posts: 4534
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:34 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 am

Brian,

Your superb summaries have given me a different picture than the many reports on separate sites spread over years. Your summaries are answering the question of what does it all add up to. It suggests that despite the usual forces at work to reduce the average of our forests, a surprising number of places have grown back into super forests. I think we're seeing that North, South, East, and West.

Your summaries also continue to point to the utter uselessness of conventional sources of information about what our forest are doing. The FIA national program and local ones like the Mass CFI program are unable to deliver the statistics that we've assembled over the years - nor do they have any place or use for those statistics.

NTS really have been a force to be recognized for our contributions. It saddens me that a number of key players who helped so much to create this scattered but incredibly important database have dropped out and no longer participate. We couldn't have done it with out them. I wish they were visible to be honored for their contributions.

Yesterday, Monica and I took world-class artistic photographer by the name of Mitch Epstein to my forest Mecca, Mohawk Trail State Forest. He was taking it all in. I'll have more to report on his visit in. the coming weeks. You can Google Mitch Epstein and get a taste of his incredible work.

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

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:53 am

Bob,

Whoa! Mitch Epstein is quite credentialed! He was a pioneer in colored art photography. I see he's spent some time in the forest as well.

I do wish that more of the pioneers of ENTS were still active as well. I think we'll see an awakening of at least a couple of them. Some have been actively measuring but not posting. The extended down time on the site certainly didn't help matters. We seem to be getting a core together that is very active. Hopefully, it will be contagious.

Brian

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:23 pm

RHI 5 Dominance

Bob asked about the #3 tree in height dominance a while back. I thought it would likely be red oak, with sycamore and bitternut hickory likely coming in 4 and 5. In the Northeast, white ash is the clear #3 and is even #2 in Massachusetts, and likely in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

I combed the results of 219 sites and devised a way to compare the dominance in RHI 5 indices across the entire East. This is a rather arbitrary metric but it should have some merit. First, I got the raw data, how many occurrences of all given species and what number each came in for the 219 sites from the Rucker Comparison listing. I got the total number of occurrences and the average rank of each species. The R5 index is the average showing in all R5s. A share is the amount of occurences, which is multiplied by the share percentage and then divided by the R5 index. I multiplied the figures by 100 so that we're dealing with whole numbers. The results are both surprising and not so surprising. Tulip's dominance was completely expected but the level of dominance is simply spectacular! Red oak is easily the number three and sycamore is easily number four but then it drops off a good bit. This is just one metric so I wouldn't put too much into it but it does seem to align with what I would consider a logical representation of R5 dominance.

species score raw# R5 index

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 11282 190 1.46
2. white pine P. strobus 1839 83 1.71
3. N red oak Q. rubra 1042 91 3.63
4. sycamore P. occident 954 74 2.62
5. white ash F. americana 382 53 3.35
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 328 47 3.08
7. E hemlock Ts. canaden 304 47 3.32
8. bitternut hick C. cordif 276 46 3.50
9. E cottonwood P. deltoi 129 29 2.96
10. sweetgum L. styracifl 65.5 22 3.36

11. loblolly pine P. taeda 60.3 17 2.17
12. white oak Q. alba 57.0 22 3.86
13. black cherry P. serotina 53.1 22 4.14
14. red hickory C. ovalis 47.5 18 3.11
15. white basswood T. hetero 36.4 17 3.59
16. black oak Q. velutina 35.9 16 3.25
16. Biltmore ash F. biltmore 35.9 16 3.25
18. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 34.4 13 2.23
19. black locust R. pseudoac 32.2 16 3.62
20. shagbark hickory C. ovata 27.2 14 3.29

21. yellow buckeye A. flava 25.6 14 3.50
22. black walnut J. nigra 24.6 14 3.64
23. chestnut oak Q. montana 16.6 13 4.61
24. Am beech F grandifolia 11.2 10 4.10
25. mockernut hick C. alba 9.5 9 3.89
26. cucumbertree M. acumin 9.2 9 4.00
27. sugar maple A. saccharum 7.2 8 4.00
28. red maple A. rubrum 7.0 8 4.12
28. Am basswood T. americana 7.0 8 4.12
30. shortleaf pine P. echinata 5.4 7 4.14

I was not surprised that N red oak was third and sycamore was fourth. I was surprised that pignut came in ahead of bitternut. The reason for this, I believe, is that pignut does better on less rich sites. Bitternut gets taller but it always has competition from other rich loving species, preventing it from being #1 or #2, whereas pignut has less height competition in some of its habitats. The #1 list is a little surprising as well, as pignut shines. E cottonwood and loblolly dominate the floodplain forests and compete with most of the top mountain species.

#1s

tuliptree 134
white pine 44
sycamore 10
loblolly pine 7
pignut hickory 6
E cottonwood 5
bitternut hickory 2
white ash 2
E hemlock 2

Full disclosure-some sites had just tuliptree numbers and I used them as it is reliably the tallest tree at many sites. I don't have numbers for many Smokies' sites so E hemlock is underrepresented, and I would assume cucumbertree, bitternut and tulip in that respect.
Last edited by bbeduhn on Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:03 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:40 pm

I noticed that my total site number did not add up to the total of #1 sites. I did a count after the stats were made and I missed some sites. The total number is around 220, not 205. I will adjust the numbers tomorrow.

Edit: the numbers have been corrected.

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:48 pm

This will be a ranking of smaller rivers and creeks by geographical area, just using R10s.

Southeast flowing into the Atlantic

1. Oconee Creek, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 157.43' 47.98m
RHI 5 = 164.14' 50.03m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 177.1' 53.98m
2. red hickory C. ovalis 168.2' 51.26m R
3. bitternut hickory 166.3' 50.68m R
4. N red oak Q. rubra 155.4' 47.36m
5. mockernut hickory C. alba 153.7' 46.84m R
6. chestnut oak Q. monrana 153.6' 46.81m R
7. sweetgum L. styraciflua 151.4' 46.14m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 151.3' 46.11m
9. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.32m
10. white oak Q. alba 148.6' 45.29m


2. Congaree River (just the NP), SC
Coastal Plain
R10 = 151.72' 46.24m
R5 = 160.14' 48.81m

1. loblolly pine P. taeda 172.3' 52.51m R
2. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 160.2' 48.82m R
3. shumard oak Q. shumardii 157.6' 48.03m R
4. sweetgum L. styraciflua 157.0' 47.85m R
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 153.6' 46.81m
6. baldcypress T. distichum 148.0' 45.11m R
7. willow oak Q. phellos 144.7' 44.10m R2
8. overcup oak Q. lyrata 142.4' 43.40m R
9. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 141.1' 43.00m
10. swamp chestnut oak Q. michauxii 140.3' 42.76m R


3. Laurel Fork, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 149.01' 45.41m
RHI 5 = 157.08' 47.87m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 177.0' 53.95m
2. white pine P. strobus 161.9' 49.34m
3. cucumbertree M. acuminata 149.0' 45.41m
4. E. hemlock Ts. canadensis 148.9' 45.38m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 148.6' 45.29m
6. sweetgum L. styraciflua 146.7' 44.71m
7. black locust R. pseudoacacia 146.0' 44.50m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 140.0' 42.67m
9. mockernut hickory C. alba 139.6' 42.55m
10. white oak Q. alba 132.4' 40.35m


4. Eastatoe Creek, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 146.18' 44.55m
RHI 5 = 153.62' 46.82m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 161.3' 49.16m
2. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 153.4' 46.75m
2. black locust R. pseudoacacia 153.4' 46.75m
4. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.6' 46.51m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 147.4' 44.92m
6. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 141.5' 43.13m
7. cucumbertree M. acuminata 139.9' 42.64m
8. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 138.6' 42.24m
9. white pine P. strobus 137.1' 41.78m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 136.6' 41.63m


5. Sand Branch, GA
Mountains
R10 = 144.52' 44.05m
R5 = 155.12' 47.28m

1. white pine P. strobus 164.3'
2. sand hickory C. pallida 156.9'
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 156.8'
4. N red oak Q. rubra 149.1'
5. chestnut oak Q. montana 148.5'
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.2'
7. mockernut hickory C. alba 141.6'
8. white oak Q. alba 130.8'
9. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 128.4'
10. black oak Q. velutina 124.6'


6. Panther Creek, GA
Mountains
R10 = 143.92' 43.86m
R5 = 150.60' 45.90m

1. white pine P. strobus 163.3' 49.77m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 157.6' 48.03m
3. sweetgum L. styraciflua 145.6' 44.37m
4. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.2' 43.95m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 142.3' 43.37m
6. white oak Q. alba 140.0' 42.67m
7. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 138.4' 42.18m
8. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 138.3' 42.15m
9. white basswood T. heterophylla 136.4' 41.57m
10. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.1' 40.56m


7. Mill Creek, NC
Mountains
R10 = 141.44' 43.11m
R5 = 149.32' 45.51m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 183.0' 55.77m
2. white pine P. strobus 144.9' 44.16m
3. red hickory C. ovalis 140.4' 42.79m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 139.7' 42.58m
5. white oak Q. alba 138.6' 42.24m
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 135.5' 41.30m
7. N red oak Q. rubra 134.7' 41.05m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 132.8' 40.47m
9. black oak Q. velutina 132.6' 40.41m
10. red maple A. rubrum 132.2' 40.29m


8. Cliff Creek, GA
Mountains
RHI 10 = 140.80' 42.91m
RHI 5 = 152.38' 46.44m

1. white pine P. strobus 185.8' 56.63m
2. pignut hickory C. glabra 149.3'
2. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 149.3'
4. tuliptree L. tulipifera 141.1' 43.00m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 136.4' 41.57m
6. pitch pine P. rigida 136.0' 41.45m
7. shortleaf pine P. echinata 135.7' 41.36m
8. mockernut hickory C. alba 127.3' 38.80m
9. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 124.5' 37.94m
10. white oak Q. alba 122.4' 37.30m


9. Armstrong Creek, NC
Mountains
R10 = 140.63' 42.86m
R5 = 149.34' 45.51m

1. white pine P. strobus 170.3' 51.90m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 153.5' 46.78m
3. chestnut oak Q. montana 142.2' 43.34m
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 140.6' 42.85m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 139.8' 42.61m
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 135.0' 41.14m
7. white oak Q. alba 133.1' 40.56m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 132.4' 40.35m
9. black oak Q. velutina 130.7' 39.83m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 128.4' 39.13m


10. Spoilcane Creek
Mountains
R10 = 140.53' 42.83m
R5 = 148.26' 45.18m

1. white pine P. strobus 171.2' 52.18m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 150.5' 45.87m
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 144.3' 43.98m
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 139.4' 42.49m
5. mockernut hickory C. alba 136.2' 41.51m
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 134.6' 41.02m
7. N red oak Q. rubra 133.4' 40.66m
8. black locust R. pseudoacacia 132.9 40.50m'
8. chestnut oak Q. montana 132.9' 40.50m
10. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 130.2' 39.68m


11. Bearcamp Creek
Mountains
RHI 10 = 137.68' 41.96m
RHI 5 = 149.26' 45.49m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 177.6' 54.13m
2. white pine P. strobus 163.7' 49.89m
3. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 138.1' 42.09m
4. white oak Q. alba 136.5' 41.60m
5. red maple A. rubrum 130.4' 39.74m
6. Am beech F. grandifolia 129.5' 39.47m
7. pignut hickory C. glabra 128.8' 39.25m
8. N red oak Q. rubra 127.7' 38.92m
9. mockernut hickory C. alba 125.1' 38.13m
10. black locust R. pseudoacacia 119.4' 36.39m


12. Whitewater River, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 136.98 41.75m
RHI 5 = 146.88' 44.77m

1. white pine P. strobus 156.4' 47.67m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 154.7' 47.15m
3. white oak Q. alba 145.2' 44.25m
4. tuliptree L. tulipifera 142.9' 43.55m
5. mockernut hickory C. alba 135.2' 41.20m
6. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 131.9' 40.20m
7. black oak Q. velutina 128.0' 39.01m
8. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 125.8' 38.34m
9. pignut hickory C. glabra 125.6' 38.28m
10. black locust R. pseudoacacia 124.1' 37.82m


13. Camp Creek, GA
Mountains
RHI 10 = 136.10' 41.48m
RHI 5 = 146.04' 44.51m

1. white pine P. strobus 180.4' 54.98m
2. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 144.1' 43.92m
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 141.7' 43.19m
4. shortleaf pine P. echinata 132.5' 40.38m
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 131.5' 40.08m
6. mockernut hickory C. alba 131.0' 39.92m
7. white basswood T. heterophylla 129.1' 39.35m
8. Am beech F. grandifolia 125.8' 38.34m
9. white oak Q. alba 124.0' 37.79m
10. sweetgum L. styraciflua 120.9' 36.85m


14. Sugar Cove Creek
Mountains
R10 = 135.49 41.29m'
R5 = 143.40' 43.70m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 171.6' 52.30m
2. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 142.7' 43.49m
3. mockernut hickory C. alba 137.0' 41.75m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 134.3' 40.93m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 131.4' 40.05m
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 129.2' 39.38m
7. white oak Q. alba 128.9' 39.28m
8. red maple A. rubrum 128.8' 39.25m
9. white basswood T. heterophylla 125.6' 38.28m
10. black gum N. sylvatica 125.4' 38.22m



15. Saluda River, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 134.99' 41.14m
RHI 5 = 140.76' 42.90m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 150.1' 45.75m
2. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.4' 44.01m
3. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 137.3' 41.85m
4. N red oak Q. rubra 136.2' 41.51m
5. mockernut hickory C. alba 135.8' 41.39m
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 134.5' 40.99m
7. white oak Q. alba 130.8' 39.86m
8. white pine P. strobus 129.5' 39.47m
9. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 126.5' 38.55m
10. red hickory C. ovalis 124.8' 38.04m


16. East Fork Chattooga River, SC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 134.28' 40.92m
RHI 5 = 152.08' 46.35m

1. white pine P. strobus 171.4' 52.24m
2. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 168.9' 51.48m
3. white ash F. americana 148.6' 45.29m
4. Am beech F. grandifolia 136.1' 41.48m
5. pitch pine P. rigida 135.4' 41.27m
6. tuliptree L. tulipifera 134.5' 40.99m
7. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 121.0' 36.88m
8. white oak Q. alba 116.0' 35.35m
9. mockernut hickory Q. alba 107.4' 32.73m
10. black birch B. lenta 103.5' 31.54m


17. Fairforest River
Piedmont
RHI 10 = 132.62' 40.42m
RHI 5 = 141.84' 43.23m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 154.2' 47.00m Croft
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 143.1' 43.61m BT
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 141.3' 43.06m Croft
4. N red oak Q. rubra 140.0' 42.67m Croft
5. white oak Q. alba 139.0' 42.36m Croft
6. sweetgum L. styraciflua 134.7' 41.05m Croft
7. S shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 125.0' 38.10m Croft
8. shortleaf pine P. echinata 124.8' 38.04m BT
9. E cottonwood P. deltoides 124.5' 37.94m Croft
10. S red oak Q. falcata 121.8' 37.12m Croft


18. Green River, NC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 132.55' 40.40m
RHI 5 = 139.12' 42.40m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 155.4' 47.36m Green
2. white pine P. strobus 139.1' 42.39m Cove Ck
3. black locust R. pseudoacacia 134.4' 40.96m Cove Ck
4. white oak Q. alba 134.0' 40.84m Cove Ck
5. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 132.7' 40.44m Cove Ck
6. N red oak Q. rubra 132.2' 40.29m Cove Ck
7. black oak Q. velutina 126.8' 38.64m Cove Ck
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 125.4' 38.22m Cove Ck
9. cucumbertree M. acuminata 123.9' 37.76m Cove Ck
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 121.6' 37.06m Cove Ck


19. West Fork Chattooga, GA
Mountains
RHI 10 = 132.48' 40.38m
RHI 5 = 144.42' 44.02m

1. white pine P. strobus 166.6' 50.78m
2. pitch pine P. rigida 146.4' 44.62m
3. shortleaf pine P. echinata 144.2' 43.95m
4. Virginia pine P. virginiana 136.0' 41.45m
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 128.9' 39.28m
6. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 125.2' 38.16m
7. chestnut oak Q. montana 120.9' 36.85m
8. white oak Q. alba 120.8' 36.82m
8. mockernut hickory C. alba 120.8' 36.82m
10. N red oak Q. rubra 114.9' 35.01m


20. Long Cane Creek, SC
Piedmont
R10 = 128.16' 39.06m
R5 = 133.14' 40.58m

1. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 138.0' 42.06m
2. E cottonwood P. deltoides 135.1' 41.17m
3. sweetgum L. styraciflua 131.0' 39.92m
4. S shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 130.9' 39.89m
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 130.7' 39.83m
6. tuliptree L. tulipifera 128.1' 39.04m
7. willow oak Q. phellos 127.9' 38.98m
8. loblolly pine P. taeda 125.1' 38.13m
9. green ash F. pennsylvanica 118.8' 36.21m
10. shumard oak Q. shumardii 116.0' 35.35m
Last edited by bbeduhn on Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:31 am

Tennessee River Watersheds (including the French Broad River)

1. Cataloochee Creek, GSMNP, NC
Mountains
R10 = 160.60' 48.95m
R5 = 174.34' 53.13m

1. white pine P. strobus 207.0' 63.09m R
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 177.6' 54.13m
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 173.1' 52.76m R
4. white ash F. americana 163.0' 49.68m
5. yellow buckeye A. flava 151.0' 46.02m
6. shagbark hickory C. ovata 148.5' 45.26m
7. white oak Q. alba 147.4' 44.92m
8. white basswood T. heterophylla 147.0' 44.80m
9. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 146.4' 44.62m
10. cucumbertree M. acuminata 145.0' 44.19m


2. Big Creek, GSMNP, NC
Mountains
R10 = 159.42' 48.59m
R5 = 167.40' 51.02m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 186.1' 56.72m
2. white ash F. americana 167.1' 50.93m R
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 165.5' 50.44m R
4. black locust R. pseudoacia 162.0' 49.37m
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 156.3' 47.64m
6. N red oak Q. rubra 155.7' 47.45m
7. cucumbertree M. acuminata 151.9' 46.30m
8. white pine P. strobus 150.3' 45.81m
8. white basswood T. heterophylla 150.3' 45.81m
10. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 149.0' 45.41m


3. Oconaluftee, GSMNP, NC
Mountains
R10 = 156.12'' 47.58m
R5 = 165.42' 50.42m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 188.0' 57.30m
2. black locust R. pseudoacacia 171.8' 52.36m R
3. E hemlock Ts canadensis 156.2' 47.60m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 155.8' 47.48m
5. red spruce P. rubens 155.3' R 47.33m
6. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 148.6' 45.29m
7. white ash F. americana 147.8' 45.05m
8. cucumbertree M. acuminata 146.8' 44.74m
9. white basswood T. heterophylla 146.6' 44.68m
10. N red oak Q. rubra 144.3' 43.98m


4. Davidson River, Pisgah NF, NC
Mountains
R10 = 150.90’ 45.99m
R5 = 158.88' 48.42m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 167.5' 51.05m
1. white pine P. strobus 167.5' 51.05m
3. N red oak Q. rubra 157.0' R 47.85m
4. pignut hickory C. glabra 152.1' 46.36m
5. mockernut hickory C. alba 150.3' 45.81m
6. red hickory C. ovalis 146.8' 44.74m
7. black locust R. pseudoacacia 142.7' 43.49m
8. white basswood T. heterophylla 142.3' 43.37m
9. cucumbertree M. acuminata 142.0' 43.28m
10. red maple A. rubrum 140.8' 42.91m


5. Cheoah, Nantahala NF, NC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 148.30' 45.20m
RHI 5 = 160.10' 48.79m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 179.7’ 54.77m
2. white pine P. strobus 176.3' 53.73m
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 154.8’ 47.18m
4. cucumbertree M. acuminata 147.3' 44.89m
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 142.4' 43.40m
6. white ash F. americana 139.7' 42.58m
7. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 139.3' 42.45m
8. sycamore P. occidentalis 136.8' 41.69m
9. black cherry P. serotina 134.2' 40.90m
10. N red oak Q. rubra 132.5' 40.38m


6. Big Laurel Creek, Pisgah NF, NC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 146.71' 44.71m
RHI 5 153.98' 46.93m

1. tuliptree L. rulipifera 164.1' 50.01m
2. white pine P. strobus 158.8' 48.40m
3. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 153.0' 46.63m
4. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 150.7' 45.93m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 143.3' 43.67m
6. yellow buckeye A. flava 142.9' 43.55m
7. pignut hickory C. glabra 140.9' 42.94m
8. white basswood T. heterophylla 138.0' 42.06m
9. black cherry P. serotina 137.9' 42.03m
10. sycamore P. occidentalis 137.5' 41.91m


7. Swannannoa River, NC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 146.19' 44.55m
RHI 5 = 156.38' 47.66m

1. red hickory C. ovalis 163.4' 49.80m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 163.0' 49.68m
3. white pine P. strobus 161.3' 49.16m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 150.0' 45.72m
5. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 144.2' 43.95m
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 139.4' 42.49m
7. white oak Q. alba 138.3' 42.15m
8. chestnut oak Q. montana 135.4' 41.27m
9. N red oak Q. rubra 133.4' 40.66m
10. black oak Q. velutina 131.4' 40.05m


8. Ivy Creek, Pisgah NF, NC
Mountains
R10 = 145.97’ 44.49m
R5 = 154.60’ 47.12m

1. white pine P. strobus 166.4' 50.71m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 163.4’ 49.80m
3. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 149.6’ 45.59m
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 147.4’ 44.92m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 146.2’ 44.56m
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 141.5' 43.12m
7. cucumbertree M. acuminata 138.0' 42.06m
8. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 137.0' 41.75m
9. white basswood T. heterophylla 135.2' 41.20m
10. sugar maple A. saccharum 135.0' 41.14m


9. Barkers Creek, Nantahala NF, NC
Mountains
R10 = 143.22' 43.65m
R5 = 152.24' 46.40m

1. tuliptree L. rulipifera 184.5' 56.23m
2. white pine P. strobus 147.1' 44.83m
3. white basswood T. heterophylla 146.4' 44.62m
4. cucumbertree M. acuminata 143.3' 43.67m
5. N red oak Q. rubra 139.9' 42.64m
6. white ash F. americana 139.8' 42.61m
7. black locust R. pseudoacacia 137.7' 41.97m
8. chestnut oak Q. montana 134.4' 40.96m
9. black cherry P. serotina 132.6' 40.41m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 126.5' 38.55m


10. Forney Creek, GSMNP, NC
Mountains
RHI 10 = 135.67' 41.35m
RHI 5 = 150.06' 45.73m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 188.4' 57.42m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 156.3' 47.64m R2
3. white pine P. strobus 142.6' 43.46m
4. black locust R. pseudoacacia 133.0' 40.53m
5. red maple A. rubrum 130.0' 39.62m
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 129.2' 39.38m
7. shortleaf pine P. echinata 125.5' 38.25m
8. white oak Q. alba 124.1' 37.82m
9. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 120.0' 36.57m
10. black birch B. lenta 107.6' 32.79m



11. Cosby Creek, GSMNP, TN
Mountains
RHI 10 = 135.84' 41.40m
RHI 5 = 144.92' 44.17m

1. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 156.8' 47.79m
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 154.1' 46.97m
3. black walnut J. nigra 144.3' 43.98m R
4. yellow buckeye A. flava 135.1' 41.17m
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 134.3' 40.93m
6. white basswood T. heterophylla 130.6' 39.80m
7. white ash F. americana 129.2' 39.38m
8. sugar maple A. saccharum 128.4' 39.13m
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 124.7' 38.00m
10. sycamore P. occidentalis 120.9' 36.85m

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:24 pm

Gulf of Mexico (not including the Mississiippi River)

1. Noxubee River
Coastal Plain
RHI 10 = 139.04' 42.38m
RHI 5 = 145.08' 44.22m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 150.4' 45.84m
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 150.0' 45.72m
3. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 148.5' 45.26m
4. shortleaf pine P. echinata 138.5' 42.21m
5. willow oak Q. phellos 138.0' 42.06m
6. sweetgum L. dtyraciflua 136.5' 41.60m
7. Nuttall oak Q. texana 136.0' 41.45m R
8. water oak Q. nigra 132.0' 40.23m
9. bitternut hickory 130.5' 39.77m
10. N red oak Q. rubra 130.0' 39.62m


2. Flint Creek, Bankhead NF, AL
Plateau
RHI 10 = 137.18' 41.81m
RHI 5 = 140.46' 42.81m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 144.7' 44.10m
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 142.8' 43.52m
3. shagbark hickory C. ovata 139.9' 42.64m
4. N red oak Q. rybra 137.6' 41.94m
5. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 137.3' 41.85m
6. sweetgum L. styraciflua 136.7' 41.66m
6. E cottonwood P. deltoides 136.7' 41.66m
8. sycamore P. occidentalis 134.6' 41.02m
9. pignut hickory C. glabra 133.2' 40.60m
10. white oak Q. alba 128.3' 39.10m


3. Paint Rock River, AL
Plateau
RHI 10 = 134.49' 40.99m
RHI 5 = 139.16' 42.41m

1. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.4' 44.01m
2. shagbark hickory C. ovata 140.0' 42.67m
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 138.5' 42.21m
4. sweetgum L. styraciflua 137.6' 41.94m
5. so shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 135.3' 41.24m R
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 132.3' 40.32m
6. white basswood T. heterophylla 132.3' 40.32m
8. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 132.2' 40.29m
9. N red oak Q. rubra 126.5' 38.55m
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 125.8' 38.34m


4. Ocmulgee Flats, GA
Coastal Plain
Measurer: Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 133.29' 40.62m
RHI 5 = 137.90' 420.3m

1. willow oak Q. phellos 144.9' 44.16m R
2. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 137.8' 42.00m
3. loblolly pine P. taeda 137.5' 41.91m
4. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 136.2' 41.51m
5. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.1' 40.56m
6. sweetgum L. styraciflua 130.8' 39.86m
7. S shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 129.3' 39.41m
8. tuliptree L. tulipifera 128.4' 39.13m
9. water hickory C. aquatica 128.1' 39.04m
10. N red oak Q. rubra 126.8' 38.64m


5. Rock Creek, Oconee NF, GA
Piedmont
Measurer: Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 129.87' 39.58m
RHI 5 = 135.52' 41.30m

1. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 149.9' 45.69m
2. E cottonwood P. deltoides 134.9' 41.11m
3. tuliptree L. tulipifera 131.2' 39.99m
4. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 131.1' 39.96m
5. loblolly pine P. taeda 130.5' 39.77m
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 129.9' 39.59m
7. willow oak Q. phellos 127.8' 38.95m
8. green ash F. pennsylvanica 126.1' 38.43m
9. water oak Q. nigra 119.5' 36.42m
10. sugarberry C. laevigata 117.8' 35.90m



6. Pascagoula River, Bienville NF, Black Creek Wilderness, MS
Coastal Plain
RHI 10 = 128.65' 39.21m
RHI 5 = 133.70' 40.75m

1. loblolly pine 138.0' 42.06m
2. Shumard oak Q. shumardii 135.0' 41.14m
2. Nuttall oak Q. texana 135.0' 41.14m R2
4. cherrybark oak Q. pagoda 133.5' 40.69m
5. slash pine P. ellioti 127.0' 38.71m R
6. spruce pine P. glabra 126.0' 38.40m R
7. shagbark hickory C. ovata 123.0' 37.49m
7. white oak Q. alba 123.0' 37.49m
7. tuliptree L. rulipifera 123.0' 37.49m
7. water hickory C. aquatica 123.0' 37.49m


7. Yazoo River, Delta NF, MS
Coastal Plain
RHI 10 = 126.40' 38.52m
RHI 5 = 132.70' 40.44m

1. willow oak Q. phellos 138.0' 42.06m
2. sweetgum L. styraciflua 136.5' 41.60m
3. pin oak Q. palustris 136.5' 41.60m R
4. green ash F. pennsylvanica 129.0' 39.32m
5. red maple A. rubrum 123.5' 37.64m
6. overcup oak Q. lyrata 122.5' 37.33m
7. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 121.5' 37.03m
8. E cottonwood P. deltoides 120.5' 36.72m
8. pecan C. illinoisensis 120.5' 36.72m
10. baldcypress T. distichum 115.5' 35.20m

User avatar
bbeduhn
Posts: 1243
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:21 pm

Chesapaeke and Delaware Bays


1. Wissahickon Creek
RHI 10 = 146.15' 44.54m
RHI 5 = 153.74' 46.86m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 162.3' 49.47m
2. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 156.1' 47.58m
3. white pine P. strobus 154.1' 46.97m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 149.4' 45.53m
5. London planetree P. x acerifolia 146.8' 44.74m R
6. green ash F. pennsylvanica 146.4' 44.62m R
7. E. hemlock Ts. canadensis 138.8' 42.30m
8. black oak Q. velutina 136.0' 41.45m
9. N red oak Q. rubra 135.9' 41.42m
10. white ash F. americana 135.7' 41.36m




2. Elk River, MD
Piedmont
R10 = 143.45' 43.72m
R5 = 148.98' 45.41m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 162.3' 49.47m
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 146.7' 44.71m
3. pignut hickory C. glabra 145.8' 44.44m
4. N red oak Q. rubra 145.4' 44.31m
5. white oak Q. alba 144.7' 44.10m
6. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 141.3' 43.06m
7. white ash F. americana 141.0' 42.97m
8. black oak Q. velutina 140.2' 42.73m
9. mockernut hickory C. alba 133.6' 40.72m
10. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.5' 40.69m
'

3. Brandywine Creek, DE and PA
RHI 10 = 142.48' 43.42m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.9' 50.26m
2. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.32m
3. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 147.4' 44.92m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 143.2' 43.64m
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 141.7' 43.19m
6. N red oak Q. rubra 140.8' 42.91m
7. black oak Q. velutina 138.2' 42.12m
8. white oak Q. alba 137.9' 42.03m
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 135.0' 41.14m
10. chestnut oak Q. montana 127.0' 38.70m


4. Rivanna River, VA
Piedmont
RHI 10 = 142.34' 43.38m
RHI 5 = 150.76' 45.95m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 173.1' 52.76m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 156.0' 47.54m R3
3. white pine P. strobus 142.1' 43.31m
4. chestnut oak Q. montana 141.5' 43.13m
5. red hickory C. ovalis 141.1' 43.00m
6. white oak Q. alba 137.5' 41.91m
7. shortleaf pine P. echinata 137.3' 41.85m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 132.3' 40.32m
9. black oak Q. velutina 132.0' 40.23m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 130.5' 39.77m


5. Ridley Creek, PA
Coastal Plain
RHI 10 = 141.11' 43.01m
RHI 5 = 146.00' 44.50m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 160.3' 48.86m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 144.8' 44.13m
3. white ash F. americana 143.9' 43.86m
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 140.7' 42.88m
5. green ash F. pennsylvanica 140.3' 42.76m
6. sycamore P. occidentalis 139.0' 42.36m
7. white pine P. strobus 138.6' 42.24m
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 137.4' 41.88m
9. mockernut hickory C. alba 134.6' 41.02m
10. red hickory C. ovalis 131.5' 40.08m


6. Rapidan River, VA
Piedmont
R10 = 137.88' 42.02m
R5 = 147.34' 44.91m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 172.7' 52.63m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 152.3' 46.42m
3. red hickory C. ovalis 143.0' 43.58m
4. white oak Q. alba 136.3 41.54m
5. Chestnut oak Q. montana 132.4' 40.35m
6. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 129.8' 39.56m
7. black oak Q. velutina 129.5' 39.47m
8. black walnut J. nigra 129.2' 39.38m
9. sycamore P. occidentalis 128.4' 39.13m
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 125.2' 38.16m


7. Patuxent River, MD
Coastal Plain
R10 = 135.81' 41.39m
R5 = 148.22' 45.17m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.1' 50.01m
2. white oak Q. alba 145.8' 44.44m
3. N red oak Q. rubra 144.9' 44.16m
4. black oak Q. velutina 143.4' 43.70m
5. sand hickory C. pallida 142.9' 43.55m
6. mockernut hickory C. alba 133.0' 40.53m
7. sycamore P. occidentalis 126.7' 38.61m
8. black gum N. sylvatica 124.7' 38.00m
9. sweetgum L. styraciflua 121.2' 36.94m
10. black walnut J. nigra 111.4' 33.95m


8. Rock Creek, DC
Piedmont
RHI 10 = 135.81' 41.39m
RHI 5 = 143.74' 43.81m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 162.5' 49.53m
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 145.6' 44.37m
3. black oak Q. velutina 139.0' 42.36m
4. N red oak Q. rubra 137.3' 41.85m
5. chestnut oak Q. montana 134.3' 40.93m
6. green ash F. pennsylvanica 133.2' 40.60m
7. pignut hickory C. glabra 129.7' 39.53m
8. white ash F. americana 126.3' 38.49m
9. white oak Q. alba 125.9' 38.37m
10. black walnut J. nigra 124.3' 37.88m


9. Severn River, MD
Coastal Plain
RHI 10 = 130.19' 39.68m
RHI 5 = 138.98' 42.36m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 157.6' 48.03m
2. N red oak Q. rubra 137.4' 41.88m
3. black oak Q. velutina 135.6' 41.33m
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 132.3' 40.32m
5. white ash F. americana 132.0' 40.23m
6. chestnut oak Q. montana 124.8' 38.04m
7. pignut hickory C. glabra 124.1' 37.82m
8. white oak Q. alba 121.4' 37.00m
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 119.5' 36.42m
10. mockernut hickory C. alba 117.2' 35.72m

Post Reply

Return to “Special Lists”