Rucker Comparisons

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Wed May 13, 2020 8:55 pm

Bryan,

We have a lot more Massachusetts sites than those listed. I’ll post them in the next few days to keep your good work rolling. BTW, the WP for MTSF is 176.2 feet now.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Thu May 14, 2020 3:02 pm

North Carolina

Individual sites

Barkers Creek east/Middle Forks, Haywood Co, Nantahala NF
Mountains
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Will Blozan, Brian Beduhn 2011-2012
R10 = 143.22' 43.65m
R5 = 152.24' 46.40m

1. tuliptree 184.5'
2. white pine 147.1'
3. white basswood 146.4'
4. cucumbertree 143.3'
5. red oak 139.9'
6. white ash 139.8'
7. black locust 137.7'
8. chestnut oak 134.4'
9. black cherry 132.6'
10. mockernut hickory 126.5'


Foothills Tr/Musterground Rd coves, Jocassee Gorges
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn 2018
R10 = 141.10' 43.00m
R5 = 150.56' 45.89m

1. tuliptree 177.6'
2. white pine 163.7'
3. black locust 140.3'
4. Biltmore ash 138.1'
5. sweetgum 136.9'
6. white oak 136.5'
7. red maple 130.4'
8. pignut hickory 130.3'
9. beech 129.5'
10. red oak 127.7'


Black Pine/Green Ridge, Madison Co, Pisgah NF
Measueres: Michael Davie, Josh Kelly
RHI 10 = 140.66' 42.87m
RHI 5 = 146.28' 44.58m

1. tuliptree 162.2'
2. white pine 145.0'
3. red oak 143.3'
4. yellow buckeye 142.9'
5. white basswood 138.0'
6. black cherry 137.9'
7. white ash 137.6'
8. sycamore 137.5’
9. shagbark hickory 132.5'
10. sugar maple 129.7'


Armstrong Creek, McDowell Co, Pisgah NF
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn 2019
R10 = 140.63' 42.86m
R5 = 149.34' 45.51m

1. white pine 170.3'
2. tuliptree 153.5'
3. chestnut oak 142.2'
4. bitternut hickory 140.6'
5. red oak 139.8'
6. sycamore 135.0'
7. white oak 133.1'
8. pignut hickory 132.4'
9. black oak 130.7'
10. mockernut hickory 128.4'


Skiffley Creek/Dry Branch, Madison Co, Pisgah NF
Measurers: Josh Kelly, Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 140.24' 42.74m
RHI 5 = 150.04' 45.73m

1. tuliptree 164.1'
2. white pine 158.3'
3. Biltmore ash 150.7'
4. pignut hickory 140.9'
5. Saul's oak 136.2' R
6. white basswood 135.2'
7. white oak 134.8'
8. mockernut hickory 129.7'
9. red oak 126.6'
10. chestnut oak 125.9'


Tanglewood, Clemmons
Piedmont
R10 = 139.63' 42.56m
R5 = 146.08' 44.52m

1. tuliptree 160.4'
2. red oak 148.3'
3. pignut hickory 142.1'
4. shumard oak 140.7'
5. scarlet oak 138.9' R
6. white ash 137.5'
7. shagbark hickory 135.7'
8. white oak 132.8'
9. sweetgum 131.4'
10. sycamore 128.5'


Biltmore Estate, Asheville
Mountains
Measurers: Will Blozan, James Parton, Robert Van Pelt, Brian Beduhn, Michael Davie, 2004, 2008, 2012-2020
R20 = 132.66' 40.43m
R10 = 140.08' 42.69m
R5 = 147.16' 44.85m

1. white pine 161.3'
2. sycamore 150.0'
3. hemlock 144.2'
4. tuliptree 143.4'
5. larch sp 136.9' R
6. baldcypress 135.0'
7. Norway spruce 133.6'
8. dawn redwood 133.4'
9. scarlet oak 132.2'
10. red oak 130.8'

11. pignut hickory 130.7'
12. chestnut oak 129.2'
13. white ash 128.7'
14. Tilia tomentosa 127.9' R
16. laevis elm 125.1' R
16. walnut 124.7
17. mockernut hickory 122.7'
18. Oriental spruce 122.3'
19. Am basswood 121.1'
20. shortleaf pine 120.0'


Santeetlah Creek, Joyce Kilmer, Nanatahala NF
Measurer: Jess Riddle, Josh Kelly
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


Guilford Woods, Greensboro
Piedmont
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 134.59' 41.02m
R5 = 144.56' 44.06m

1. tuliptree 155.1'
2. pignut hickory 145.2'
3. red oak 143.3'
4. sweetgum 142.4'
5. white oak 136.8'
6. so. red oak 128.7'
7. beech 126.6'
8. sycamore 123.6'
9. black oak 123.5'
10. mockernut hickory 120.7'


Mountains-to-Sea Trail, 74A to Hendersonville Rd, Asheville
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 133.01' 40.54m
R5 + 140.12' 42.70m

1. white pine 158.5'
2. tuliptree 142.1'
3. chestnut oak 135.4'
4. red oak 132.4'
5. white oak 132.2'
6. Biltmore ash 130.6'
7. red hickory 129.4'
8. black locust 127.1'
9. scarlet oak 125.4'
10. shortleaf pine 117.4'


Cove Creek/Bradley Falls, Henderson Co
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn 2016, 2018
R10 = 132.12' 40.27m
R5 = 138.26' 42.14m

1. tuliptree 151.1'
2. white pine 139.1'
3. black locust 134.4'
4. white oak 134.0'
5. hemlock 132.7'
6. red oak 132.2'
7. black oak 126.8'
8. pignut hickory id? 125.4'
9. cucumbertree 123.9'
10. mockernut hickory 121.6'


Azalea Park/WNC Nature Center, Asheville
Mountains
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan
R10 = 129.79' 39.56m
R5 = 135.84' 41.40m

1. tuliptree 144.2'
2. pignut hickory 139.4'
3. white oak 133.2'
4. sycamore 131.5'
5. Biltmore ash 130.9'
5. red oak 130.9'
7. scarlet oak 128.3'
8. mockernut hickory 126.3'
9. black oak 119.0'
10. black cherry 114.2'


Rattlesnake Cove, Bull Creek, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 128.75' 39.24m
R5 = 137.24' 41.83m

1. tuliptree 163.0'
2. red oak 133.4'
3. black oak 131.4'
4. white oak 129.6'
5. white ash 128.8'
6. red hickory 126.6'
7. black cherry 122.6'
8. walnut 120.3'
9. scarlet oak 118.9'
10. mockernut hickory 112.9'


Greensboro Watershed, Greensboro
Piedmont
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 128.49' 39.16m
R5 = 133.86' 40.80m

1. tuliptree 146.5'
2. white oak 132.2'
3. pignut hickory 131.2'
4. sycamore 130.2'
5. red oak 129.2'
6. loblolly pine 129.1'
7. sweetgum 127.7'
8. shortleaf pine 121.7'
9. black oak 119.6'
10. so red oak 117.5'


Rocky Bluff
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 128.42' 39.14m
RHI 5 = 138.66' 42.26m

1. Liriodendron tulipifera tuliptree 148.4' 45.23m
2. Pinus strobus white pine 146.2' 44.56m
3. Quercus rubra red oak 139.0' 42.36m
4. Quercus alba white oak 135.4' 41.27m
5. Robinia pseudoacacia black locust 124.3' 37.88m
6. Fraxinus biltmoreana Biltmore ash 123.7' 37.70m
7. Platanus occidentalis sycamore 123.1' 37.52m
8. Carya ovalis red hickory 119.4' 36.39m
9. Carya glabra pignut hickory 112.7' 34.35m
10. Tilia heterophylla white basswood 112.0' 34.13m


Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro
Piedmont
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 124.99' 38.09m
R5 = 131.34' 40.03m

1. red oak 136.8'
2. tuliptree 135.8'
3. sycamore 135.4'
4. loblolly pine 124.6'
5. pignut hickory 124.1'
6. white oak 120.9'
7. so shagbark hickory 120.5'
8. bitternut hickory 118.4'
9. sweetgum 117.5'
10. Virginia pine 115.9'


WNC Arboretum entrance, mouth of Bent Creek
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R10 = 125.25' 38.17m
R5 = 134.30' 40.93m

1. loblolly pine 138.2'
2. tuliptree 137.3'
3. red hickory 134.8'
4. white pine 132.3'
5. dawn redwood 128.9'
6. sycamore 127.1'
7. white oak 121.1'
8. white basswood 120.5'
9. pitch pine 108.0'
10. Virginia pine 104.3'


King Creek, Pisgah NF, Brevard
Mountains
Measurer: Jess Riddle
R5 + 145.56' 44.36m

1. tuliptree 170.8'
2. red oak 143.7'
3. white basswood 142.2'
4. sycamore 138.7'
5. chestnut oak 132.4'



Wesser Creek, Nantahala NF
Mountains
Measurer: Michael Davie
R5 = 144.69’ 44.10m

1. tuliptree 178.2’
2. white basswood 147.0'
3. yellow buckeye 141.0'
4. red oak 132.8'
5. sycamore 127.7'


Foothills Trail & Toxaway River, Gorges St Pk
Mountains
Measurers: Brian Beduhn & Will Blozan
R5 = 140.52' 42.83m

1. tuliptree 169.0'
2. white pine 145.7'
3. black locust 135.0'
4. shortleaf pine 126.7'
5. pitch pine 126.2'


Jarrett Creek, Pisgah NF, McDowell Co
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
R5 = 137.04' 41.77m

1. tuliptree 146.8'
2. sycamore 137.0'
3. white pine 135.6'
4. red oak 133.5'
5. white oak 132.3'


Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Hendersonville Rd to I-26
Mountains
Measurer: Brian Beduhn 2012-2020
R5 = 128.80' 39.25m

1. white pine 150.0'
2. pitch pine 124.8'
3. shortleaf pine 124.6'
4. pignut hickory 123.0'
5. scarlet oak 121.6'
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Thu May 14, 2020 6:34 pm

Ents,

I'm going to follow Brian's lead and begin posting RHIs from here in Massachusetts.

Site: Northampton, MA

Species Height

White Pine 144.5
Tuliptree 140.5
A. sycamore 125.5
Pignut hickory 120.0
E. Hemlock 119.5
N. red oak 118.5
Black locust 116.0
E. cottonwood 115.0
Pin oak 113.5

RHI = 123.4

Site: Monroe State Forest (best of my records)

Species Height

White Pine 160.1
White ash 135.7
E. hemlock 125.0
Bigtooth aspen 124.8
Sugar maple 124.7
N. red oak 119.9
Black cherry 113.5
Red spruce 112.0
Red maple 110.0
Yellow birch 102.0

RHI = 122.8
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri May 15, 2020 3:18 pm

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This is the granddaddy of eastern sites. Many numbers are quite out of date. A fair amount of Big Creek has been updated recently, but much more work needs to be done. I'm primarily posting composite indices for the major watersheds. Several watersheds do not have enough posted numbers to create a Rucker Index. Deep Creek holds both the tallest known tuliptree and red spruce, yet I cannot find enough numbers for even an R5. Be forewarned, if you aren't aware of the numbers in the Smokies, well, they're simply eyepopping! The R20 numbers top most R5s.


Cataloochee Creek
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle, Josh Kelly, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn mid 1990's - 2018
R20 = 145.26' 44.27m
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

11. red maple A. rubrum 142.4' 43.40m R2
12. red spruce P. rubens 142.1' 43.31m
13. chestnut oak Q. montana 141.9' 43.25m
14. N red oak Q. rubra 140.9' 42.94m
15. black locust R. pseudoacacia 129.9' 39.59m
16. sycamore P. occidentalis 128.5' 39.16m
17. sugar maple A. saccharum 126.2' 38.46m
18. mtn silverbell H. monticola 118.5' 36.11m
19. black gum N. sylvatica 114.9' 35.02m
20. black birch B. lenta 114.0' 34.74m


Big Creek
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Jess Riddle, Brian Beduhn, Bob Leverett, Josh Kelly 2002-2020
R20 = 150.04' 45.73m
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

11. sweetgum L. styraciflua 147.9' 45.08m
12. sugar maple A. saccharum 144.2' 43.95m
13. yellow buckeye A. flava 143.1' 43.61m
13. chestnut oak Q. montana 143.1' 43.61m
15. red maple A. rubrum 142.4' 43.40m R2
16. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 141.7' 43.19m
17. mtn silverbell H. monticola 138.6' 42.24m R
18. black oak Q. velutina 138.4' 42.18m
19. red elm (slippery) U. rubra 135.0' 41.14m
20. black cherry P. serotina 132.2' 40.29m


Oconaluftee
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly, Brian Beduhn
R20 = 142.89' 43.55m
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

11. Am beech F. grandifolia 142.8' 43.52m R2
12. black cherry P. serotina 140.9' 42.94m
13. yellow buckeye A. flava 139.1' 42.39m
14. pignut hickory C. glabra 137.4' 41.88m
15. chestnut oak Q. montana 134.7' 41.05m
16. white oak Q. alba 130.9' 39.89m
17. black oak Q. velutina 129.7' 39.53m
18. sugar maple A. saccharum 126.1' 38.43m
19. black birch B. lenta 110.2' 33.58m
20. Am serviceberry A. bartramiana 104.9' 31.97m


Elkmont (Little River)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly
R10 = 153.98' 46.93m
R5 = 162.12' 49.41m

1. tuliptree 184.9'
2. Biltmore ash 162.2' R
3. bitternut hickory 160.1'
4. sycamore 154.7'
5. white basswood 151.0'
6. red oak 148.4'
7. black cherry 146.2'
8. cucumbertree 145.0'
9. yellow buckeye 144.1'
10. red maple 143.2' R



Greenbrier
Measurers: Michael Davie, Will Blozan, jess Riddle, Josh Kelly, Bob Leverett, Brian Beduhn
R20 = 135.85' 41.40m
R10 = 151.18' 46.08m
R5 = 159.94' 48.75m

1. tuliptree 173.4'
2. hemlock 165.9'
3. yellow buckeye 157.3'
4. black locust 152.1'
5. sugar maple 151.0' R
6. black cherry 146.0
7. white ash 143.5'
8. bitternut hickory 142.9'
9. red maple 142.6'
10. white basswood 137.1'

11. sycamore 135.4'
12. red oak 133.4'
13. walnut 128.5'
14. mtn silverbell 125.8'
15. fraser magnolia 117.5'
16. red hickory 116.5'
17. beech 114.5'
18. black gum 112.1'
19. black birch 111.1'
20. chestnut oak 110.4'


Abrams Creek
Measurers: Michael Davie, Will Blozan
RHI 10 = 148.81' 45.35m
RHI 5 = 159.96' 48.75m

1. white pine 175.0'
2. hemlock 163.8'
3. tuliptree 160.1'
4. pignut hickory 151.4'
5. shagbark hickory 149.5'
6. shortleaf pine 149.2' R
7. chestnut oak 144.4'
8. sycamore 137.2'
9. pitch pine 135.4'
10. Am beech 122.1'


Bradley Fork/Chasteen Creek (Oconaluftee)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly, Brian Beduhn
R10 = 147.08' 44.83m
R5 = 158.18' 48.21m

1. tuliptree 188.0'
2. black locust 171.8' R
3. white ash 147.8'
4. white basswood 142.3'
5. red oak 141.0
6. black cherry 140.9'
7. Biltmore ash 139.5'
8. chestnut oak 134.7'
9. cucumbertree 133.9'
10. white oak 130.9'


Cosby
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 135.84' 41.40m
RHI 5 = 144.92' 44.17m

1. E hemlock 156.8'
2. tuliptree 154.1'
3. walnut 144.3'
4. yellow buckeye 135.1'
5. bitternut hickory 134.3'
6. white basswood 130.6'
7. white ash 129.2'
8. sugar maple 128.4'
9. Am beech 124.7'
10. sycamore 120.9'


Forney Creek (Welch Branch)
Measurers: Will Blozan, Michael Davie, Josh Kelly, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 135.67' 41.35m
RHI 5 = 150.06' 45.73m

1. tuliptree 188.4'
2. red oak 156.3' R2
3. white pine 142.6'
4. black locust 133.0'
5. red maple 130.0'
6. sycamore 129.2'
7. shortleaf pine 125.5'
8. white oak 124.1'
9. bitternut hickory 120.0'
10. black birch 107.6'

Sugarlands (Cove Hardwood Trail)
Measurers: Jess Riddle, Michael Davie, Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 132.68' 40.44m
RHI 5 = 143.32' 43.68m

1. tuliptree 148.1'
2. bitternut hickory 147.5'
3. yellow buckeye 146.5'
4. sugar maple 141.5'
5. black locust 133.0'
6. Biltmore ash 131.9'
7. white basswood 128.3'
8. black cherry 122.4'
9. red oak 121.9'
10. silverbell 106.5'


Deep Creek (obviously undermeasured but numbers likely exist, just not published)
Measurers: Josh Kelly, Will Blozan, Jess Riddle
RHI 5 = 149.60' 45.60m

1. tuliptree 191.9' R
2. red spruce 155.3' R
3. hemlock 140+
4. cucumbertree 139.6'
5. yellow buckeye 123.9'
6. red oak 120.1'
7. sourwood 111.7' R
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Sat May 16, 2020 10:36 am

Ents

More from the Bay State.

The second highest RHI in MA is Ice Glen in Stockbridge. Here it is as current as I can make it.

Species Height

White Pine 160.2. (Jared Lockwood)
White ash 140.3
E. hemlock 136.7
Shagbark Hickory 135.5
Black Cherry 121.4
A. Elm 121.0
A. Basswood 117.5
N. red oak 114.1
Sugar Maple 110.4
Red maple 109.3

RHI 126.6

I just updated the RHI of Broad Brook, which is basically our backyard.

Species Height

White Pine 141.5
Tuliptree 131.2
Pignut Hickory 121.0
E. Hemlock 119.5
N. Red Oak 119.2
W. Ash 113.0
Sugar Maple 110.0
Black Birch 108.0
Black oak 107.1
White Oak 105.2

RHI = 117.6

There are more coming. Most will be contributed by John Eichholz or yours truly.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Sat May 16, 2020 5:34 pm

Ents,

Today Jared Lockwood and I went up stream on little Broad Brook to update the sites RHI.
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This is basically our backyard. I expect that we can improve on white oak and maybe white ash. Oh yes, the pignut hickory noe has a name. It's Miss Piggy.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by a_blooming_botanist » Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Brian,

Nice work mining the site for data and calculating site Rucker indices! Here's what I can contribute from eastern MA, which consists of measurements from last year as well as some updated measurements from earlier this year.

Shepley Hill, Groton, MA

RH10 = 114.1'

1. White pine 131.8'
2. Pignut hickory 124.8'
3. Shagbark hickory 117.4'
4. Eastern hemlock 116.7'
5. White ash 113.3'
6. Pitch pine 110.6'
7. Sugar maple 108.2'
8. Northern red oak 107.5'
9. Bitternut hickory 105.8'
10. Black birch 104.8'

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue May 19, 2020 9:14 am

Bob and Jared,
Thanks for adding some numbers. I'll move them to the Massachusetts page so they'll all be together.
Brian

Bob,
Northampton seems to be missing one species.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Fri May 22, 2020 6:34 pm

Brian,

Here is Look Park, Northampton, MA. A little out of date, but I'll bring it up to the present soon.
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Tue May 26, 2020 12:37 pm

And now for the fun part, the rankings will begin.

I'm not familiar with too many of the Northeast sites so some larger and smaller ones may get lumped together. There aren't many high Rucker indices for the Midwest so I'm putting them with the Northeast for the time being.

Northeast/ Midwest Region

1. Wissahickan, Fairmount Park, PA

RHI 10 = 146.15' 44.54m
RHI 5 = 153.74' 46.86m

2. Cuyahoga Valley NP, OH

RHI 10 = 145.45' 44.33m
RHI 5 = 153.82' 46.88m

3. Zoar Valley, NY

RHI 10 = 145.33' 44.29m
RHI 5 = 154.30' 47.03m

4. Letchworth St Pk, NY

RHI 10 = 143.01' 43.59m
RHI 5 = 148.70' 45.32m

5. Fair Hill, MD

RHI 10 = 142.34' 43.38m
RHI 5 = 148.98' 45.41m

'6. Holly River St Pk, WV

RHI 10 = 141.42' 43.10m
RHI 5 = 149.70' 45.62m

7. Brandywine Creek, DE

RHI 10 = 140.62' 42.86m
RHI 5 = 148.70' 45.32m

8. California Woods, OH

RHI 10 = 140.18' 42.72m
RHI 5 = 148.00' 45.11m

9. Rickett's Glen, PA

RHI 10 = 139.52' 42.52m
RHI 5 = 148.58' 45.28m

10. White Clay Ck Res, PA

RHI 10 = 139.38' 42.48m
RHI 5 = 146.76' 44.73m

11. Ridley Creek, PA

RHI 10 = 139.35' 42.47m
RHI 5 = 144.32' 43.98m

12. Cook Forest, PA

RHI 10 = 137.93' 42.04m
RHI 5 = 148.76' 45.34m

13. Ohiopyle St Pk, PA

RHI 10 = 137.64' 41.95m
RHI 5 = 142.10' 43.31m


14. Hocking Hills St Pk, OH

RHI 10 = 136.91' 41.73m
RHI 5 = 149.32' 45.51m

15. Fisher Old Growth, NY

RHI 10 = 136.28' 41.53m
RHI 5 = 142.88' 43.55m

16. Robert Treman St Pk, NY

RHI 10 = 135.79' 41.38m
RHI 5 = 142.12' 43.31m

17. Ellison Park, NY

RHI 10 = 135.68' 41.35m
RHI 5 = 145.52' 44.35m

18. Smedley Park, PA

RHI 10 = 135.23' 41.21m
RHI 5 = 141.36' 43.08m

19. Mohawk Trail, MA

RHI 10 = 135.02' 41.15m
RHI 5 = 144.72' 44.11m

20. North Chagrin Res, OH

RHI 10 = 134.70' 41.05m
RHI 5 = 141.96' 43.27m

21. Winterthur, DE

RHI 10 = 133.37' 40.65m
RHI 5 = 143.60' 43.77m

22. Irondequoit Bay Parks

RHI 10 = 133.18' 40.59m
RHI 5 = 138.56' 42.23m

23. Green Lakes St Pk, NY

RHI 10 = 132.63' 40.42m
RHI 5 = 139.22' 42.43m

24. Donaldsons Woods, IN

RHI 10 = 132.61' 40.42m
RHI 5 = 140.64' 42.86m

25. Lucien Moran St Pk, NY

RHI 10 = 132.57' 40.40m
RHI 5 = 140.10' 42.70m

26. Rockefeller St Pk, NY

RHI 10 = 132.27' 40.31m
RHI 5 = 137.32' 41.85m

27. Laurels Preserve, PA

RHI 10 = 131.79' 40.17m
RHI 5 = 141.30' 43.06m

28. Pioneer Mothers, IN

RHI 10 = 131.86' 40.19m
RHI 5 = 138.00' 42.06m
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