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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:23 am

Thanks S. Halow,

Everything has been updated, including state Rucker indices. You also tied for the US and world record American basswood, sharing it with another Pennsylvania tree. You upped the scarlet oak number and broke PA records with black cherry and Am beech. The hemlock helped out WV, and like you said, brings WV more in line with the surrounding states.

Please keep up the measuring. There seems to be just a handful of us measuring, or at least updating, on the site.

Brian

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:08 am

For this comparison, I'm listing the states and territories in each region by their R10 numbers. Some states are well measured and others are significantly underserved. Kentucky is likely much higher in reality, as are Missouri, Indiana, Alabama, Arkansa, Illinois, West Virginia, and Virginia. Ontario and New Hampshire are represented from just one site each. New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, Quebec, PEI, and Nova Scotia all lack enough data for an R10.

Northeast

RHI 5 = 164.14' 50.02m
RHI 10 = 156.75' 47.77m
RHI 15 = 152.52' 46.48m
RHI 20 = 149.32' 45.51m
RHI 30 = 143.93' 43.87m


1. Pennsylvania
RHI 5 = 161.64' 49.26m
RHI 10 = 154.19' 46.99m
RHI 15 = 149.36' 45.52m
RHI 20 = 145.77' 44.43m
RHI 30 = 140.29' 42.76m


2. New York
RHI 5 = 160.22' 48.83m
RHI 10 = 152.33' 46.43m
RHI 15 = 147.10' 44.83m
RHI 20 = 143.38' 43.70m


3. Massachusetts
RHI 5 = 152.74' 46.55m
RHI 10 = 143.72' 43.80m
RHI 15 = 138.28' 42.14m
RHI 20 = 134.43' 40.97m


4. Maryland
RHI 5 = 149.48' 45.56m
RHI 10 = 143.63' 43.77m


5. Delaware
RHI 5 = 149.16' 45.46m
RHI 10 = 141.17' 43.02m


6. Washington, DC
RHI 5 = 143.74' 43.81m
RHI 10 = 135.81' 41.39m


7. New Hampshire
RHI 5 = 129.02' 39.32m
RHI 10 = 116.52' 35.51m


8. Ontario
RHI 5 = 110.86' 33.79m
RHI 10 = 96.21' 29.32m
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 am

Midwest
RHI 5 = 161.46' 49.21m
RHI 10 = 153.00' 46.63m
RHI 15 = 147.65' 45.00m
RHI 20 = 143.40' 43.70m


1. Ohio
RHI 5 = 160.30 48.86m
RHI 10 = 152.73' 46.55m
RHI 15 = 147.95' 45.09m
RHI 20 = 144.32' 43.98m


2. Michigan
RHI 5 = 147.06' 44.82m
RHI 10 = 139.08' 42.39m
RHI 15 = 134.35' 40.95m
RHI 20 = 130.99' 39.92m


3. Indiana
RHI 10 = 137.71' 41.97m
RHI 5 = 142.92' 43.56m


4. Missouri
RHI 10 = 123.29' 37.57m
RHI 5 = 129.16' 39.36m


5. Iowa
RHI 10 = 121.29' 36.97m
RHI 5 = 129.06' 39.33m


6. Illinois
RHI 10 = 116.42' 35.48m
RHI 5 = 126.46' 38.54m


7. Wisconsin
RHI 10 = 106.57' 32.48m
RHI 5 = 121.86' 37.14m

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:38 am

I'm putting The Smoky Mountains in here as well. It covers parts of Tennessee and North Caolina, but manages to beat every state in the East, despite being updated with recent numbers in just a few areas.


Southeast
RHI 5 = 184.38' 56.20m
RHI 10 = 176.08' 53.67m
RHI 15 = 170.92' 52.09m
RHI 20 = 167.09' 50.92m
RHI 30 = 161.45' 49.20m


Great Smoky Mountains National Park
RHI 5 = 182.28' 55.55m
RHI 10 = 171.28' 52.20m
RHI 15 = 164.89' 50.25m
RHI 20 = 160.22' 48.83m


1. North Carolina
RHI 5 = 182.18' 55.52m
RHI 10 = 170.93' 52.10m
RHI 15 = 164.35' 50.09m
RHI 20 = 160.18' 48.82m
RHI 30 = 153.49' 46.78m


2. South Carolina
RHI 5 = 172.14' 52.46m
RHI 10 = 165.72' 50.51m
RHI 15 = 161.66' 49.27m
RHI 20 = 158.38' 48.27m
RHI 30 = 152.13' 46.37m


3. Tennessee
RHI 5 = 170.50' 51.96m
RHI 10 = 164.76' 50.21m
RHI 15 = 160.83' 49.02m
RHI 20 = 157.68' 48.06m
RHI 30 = 152.20' 46.39m


4.Georgia
RHI 5 = 161.56' 49.24m
RHI 10 = 154.98' 47.23m
RHI 15 = 151.59' 46.20m
RHI 20 = 148.81' 45.35m
RHI 30 = 143.87' 43.85m


5. West Virginia
RHI 5 = 160.58' 48.94m
RHI 10 = 151.34' 46.12m
RHI 15 = 145.76' 44.42m
RHI 20 = 141.56' 43.14m


6. Virginia
RHI 5 = 155.66 47.44m
RHI 10 = 149.28 45.50m
RHI 15 = 145.99 44.49m
RHI 20 = 142.89 43.55m


7. Mississippi
RHI 5 = 147.32' 44.90m
RHI 10 = 142.49' 43.43m


8. Alabama
RHI 5 = 143.16' 43.63m
RHI 10 = 139.92' 42.64m


9. Kentucky
RHI 5 = 151.92' 46.30m
RHI 10 = 137.44' 41.89m


10. Arkansas
RHI 5 = 139.24' 42.44m
RHI 10 = 135.29' 41.23m


11. Florida
RHI 5 = 130.20' 39.68m
RHI 10 = 125.40' 38.22m
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by Erik Danielsen » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:31 am

Brian, a couple more for the species maximums entry:

125.6' 38.29m Black Willow Salix nigra Choctaw Island WMA, AR Riddle
56' 17.07m Swamp Privet Forestiera acuminata Choctaw Island WMA, AR Riddle
52.9' 16.12m Sandbar Willow Salix interior Choctaw Island WMA, AR Riddle
44.1' 13.44m Gum Bumelia Sideroxylon lanuginosum Choctaw Island WMA, AR Riddle

In his Choctaw Island WMA report he also listed a Roughleaf Dogwood at 34.3' but did not note it as being a record height, so I assume there are some taller ones reported previously that I'll bump into as I keep sifting.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:41 am

Erik,

Thanks for combing the reports. I probably missed a dozen others of the shorter species. I also found a new hawthorn record over the weekend so that brings the native species list to 214.

Any site with low numbers that contains significant records or near records should be added to the listing. Please let me know of any similar sites.

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:39 am

This list will be for cities. This will be based on reasonable metropolitan areas, so many parks will be covered. For instance, in Atlanta, Route 285 will be the border. For DC, the entire district of Columbia will be used. If a forest is right along the border, I would be inclined to use it.

updated 8/14/20

Philadelphia, PA
Measurers: George Feio, Will Blozan, Erik Danielson
RHI 20 = 134.98' 41.14m
RHI 10 = 146.15' 44.54m
RHI 5 = 153.74' 46.86m

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

11. pignut hickory C. glabra 133.9' 40.81m Crum Creek
12. Am beech F. grandifolia 130.1' 39.65m Wissahickon/Smedley
13. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 124.7' 38.00m Wissahickon
14. white oak Q. alba 124.5' 37.94m Wissahickon
15. chestnut oak Q. montana 124.3' 37.88m Wissahickon
16. black walnut J. nigra 122.7' 37.39m Wissahickon
17. shagbark hickory C. ovata 122.4' 37.30m Wissahickon
18. black gum N. sylvatica 119.3' 36.36m Wissahickon
19. cucumbertree M. acuminata 118.6' 36.15m Camp Woods
20. black locust R. pseudoacacia 117.7' 35.87m Wissahickon


Atlanta, GA
Measurere: Eli Dickerson
RHI 20 = 137.85' 42.01m
RHI 10 = 145.39' 44.31m
RHI 5 = 149.48' 45.56m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.3' 50.07m Emory University
2. loblolly pine P. taeda 148.1' 45.14m Fernbank Forest
3. sweetgum L. styraciflua 147.0' 44.80m Herbert Taylor Pk
4. shumard oak Q. shumardi 144.3' 43.98m Herbert Taylor Pk
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 143.7' 43.80m Emory University
6. white oak Q. alba 143.2' 43.64m Fernbank Forest
6. white ash (Biltmore?) F. americana 143.2' 43.64m Frazer Forest
8. sycamore P. occidentalis 140.3' 42.76m Emory University
9. N red oak Q. rubra 140.0' 42.67m Emory University
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 139.8' 42.61m Emory University

11. shortleaf pine P. echinata 134.3' 40.93m Fernback Forest
12. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.9' 40.81m Emory University
13. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 133.1' 40.56m Herbert Taylor Pk
14. baldcypress T. distichum 132.2' 40.29m Atlanta Memorial Pk
15. red hickory C. ovalis 131.0' 39.92m Cascade Springs
16. white basswood T. heterophylla 130.5' 39.77m Fernbank Forest
17. S red oak Q. falcata 130.3' 39.71m Fernbank Forest R
18. winged elm U. alata 126.6' 38.58m Fernbank Forest
19. black oak Q. velutina 125.9' 38.37m Piedmont Park
20. E cottonwood P. deltoides 125.3' 38.19m Herbert Taylor Pk


Akron, OH
Measurers: Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, Stefan Radivoyevitch
RHI 10 = 144.84' 44.14m
RHI 5 = 152.06' 46.34m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 172.0' 52.42m Sand Run
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 154.9' 47.21m Everett Woods
3. N red oak Q. rubra 146.0' 44.50m Sand Run
4. London plane P. x acerifolia 144.0' 43.89m Everett Woods
5. E cottonwood P. deltoides 143.4' 43.70m Everett Woods
6. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 141.8' 43.22m Sand Run
7. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 140.4' 42.79m Sand Run
8. white ash F. americana 135.7' 41.36m O'Neill Woods
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 135.2' 41.20m Sand Run
10. black cherry P. serotina 135.0' 41.14m Everett Woods


Asheville, NC (includes Biltmore Estate)
Measurers: Brian Beduhn, Will Blozan, Michael Davie
RHI 20 = 137.36' 41.86m
RHI 10 = 144.76' 44.12m
RHI 5 = 152.62' 46.51m

1. red hickory C. ovalis 163.4' 49.80m Swannannoa
2. white pine P. strobus 161.3' 49.16m Biltmore
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 150.0' 45.72m Biltmore Village
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 144.2' 43.95m Biltmore
4. tuliptree L. tulipifera 144.2' 43.95m E Asheville
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 139.4' 42.49m Azalea Park
7. loblolly pine P. taeda 138.2' 42.12m WNC Arboretum
8. European larch L. decidua 136.9' 41.72m Biltmore Estate
9. baldcypress T. distichum 135.0' 41.14m Biltmore Estate
9. chestnut oak Q. montana 135.0' 41.14m MTS Trail

11. dawn redwood M. glyptostroboides 133.4' 40.66m Biltmore Estate
12. white oak Q. alba 133.2' 40.60m WNC NC/MTS trail
13. N red oak Q. rubra 132.4' 40.35m MTS Trail
14. Biltmore ash F. biltmoreana 130.9' 39.89m WNC NC
15. Norway spruce P. abies 130.0' 39.62m Biltmore Estate
16. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 129.3' 39.41m MTS Trail
17. white ash F. americana 128.7' 39.22m Biltmore Estate
18. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 128.3' 39.10m WNC NC
19. black oak Q. velutina 127.1' 38.74m MTS Trail
20. mockernut hickory C. alba 126.3' 38.49m Azalea Park

Washington, DC Metro
Measurers: Darian Copiz, Will Blozan, Gaines McMartin
RHI 20 = 135.62' 41.33m
RHI 10 = 144.41' 44.01m
RHI 5 = 150.74' 45.94m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 165.2' 50.35m Turkey Run
2. red hickory C. ovalis 152.1' 46.36m Turkey Run
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 150.0' 45.72m Turkey Run
4. N red oak Q. rubra 143.8' 43.83m Turkey Run
5. green ash F. Pennsylvanicum 142.6' 43.46m Turkey Run
6. white oak Q. alba 140.6' 42.85m Turkey Run
7. black oak Q. velutina 139.0' 42.36m Turkey Run
8. pignut hickory C. glabra 138.7' 42.27m Turkey Run
9. black walnut J. nigra 136.3' 41.54m Turkey Run
10. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 135.8' 41.39m Turkey Run

11. mockernut hickory C. alba 135.3' 41.24m Turkey Run
12. chestnut oak Q. montana 134.3' 40.93m Rock Creek
13. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 132.5' 40.38m Turkey Run
14. Am beech F. grandifolia 131.3' 40.02m Turkey Run
15. Am basswood T. americana 128.5' 39.16m Turkey Run
16. white ash F. americana 126.3' 38.49m Rock Creek
17. white pine P. strobus 124.8' 38.04m Turkey Run
18. black cherry P. serotina 123.9' 37.76m Rock Creek
19. Am elm U. americana 115.7' 35.26m Turkey Run
20. sugar maple A. saccharum 115.7' 35.26m Turkey Run


Charlottesville, VA
Measurer: Elijah Whitcomb
RHI 10 = 142.34' 43.38m
RHI 5 = 150.76' 45.95m

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


Wilmington, DE
Measurers: George Feio, Will Blozan, Gaines McMartin, Scot Wade
RHI 10 = 141.17' 43.02m
RHI 5 = 149.16' 45.46m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 164.9' 50.26m Brandywine Ck
2. white ash F. americana 148.7' 45.32m Brandywine Ck
3. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 147.4' 44.92m Brandywine Ck
4. pignut hickory C. glabra 144.0' 43.89m Winterthur
5. N red oak Q. rubra 140.8' 42.91m Brandywine Ck
6. Am beech F. grandifolia 138.2' 42.12m Winterthur
7. white oak Q. alba 137.9' 42.03m Brandywine Ck
8. black oak Q. velutina 137.2' 41.81m Brandywine Ck
9. chestnut oak Q. montana 127.0' 38.71m Brandywine Ck
10. sycamore P. occidentalis 125.6' 38.28m Brandywine Ck


Rochester, NY
Measurers: Elijah Whitcomb, Tom Howard
RHI 20 = 133.83' 40.79m
RHI 10 = 140.89' 42.94m
RHI 5 = 147.90' 45.08m

1. white pine P. strobus 161.5' 49.22m Ellison
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 158.6' 48.34m Ellison
3. shagbark hickory C. ovata 141.0' 42.97m Ellison
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 140.7' 42.88m Lucien Morin
5. white ash F. americana 137.7' 41.97m Irondonquiot
6. pignut hickory C. glabra 136.8' 41.69m Powder Mills
7. E cottonwood P. deltoides 134.3' 40.93m Abe Lincoln
8. N red oak Q. rubra 134.2' 40.90m Lucien Morin
9. red maple A. rubrum 133.1' 40.56m Ellison
10. black cherry P. serotina 131.0' 39.92m Tryon

11. black walnut J. nigra 130.8' 39.86m Lucien Morin
12. black oak Q. velutina 128.8' 39.25m Durand-Eastman
13. black locust R. pseudoacacia 128.6' 39.19m Durand-Eastman
14. sugar maple A. saccharum 128.0' 39.01m Tryon
15. RM Doug fir Ps. menzeii glauca 126.8' 38.64m Durand-Eastman
16. Am beech F. grandifolia 126.1' 38.43m Durand-Eastman
17. white oak Q. alba 125.8' 38.34m Tryon
18. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 125.3' 38.19m Lucien Morin
18. Am basswood T. americana 125.3' 38.19m Ellison
20. Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima 122.3' 37.27m Abe Lincoln


Cleveland, OH
Measurers: Steve Galehouse, Rand Brown, Stefan Radivoyevitch, Dan the Man, Will Blozan
RHI 20 = 132.66' 40.43m
RHI 10 = 140.21' 42.73m
RHI 5 = 147.96' 45.09m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 162.0' 49.37m North Chagrin
2. black cherry P. serotina 152.0' 46.33m Brecksville Res R
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 147.0' 44.80m Brecksville Res
4. N red oak Q. rubra 139.5' 42.52m North Chagrin
5. white ash F. americana 139.3' 42.45m North Chagrin
6. E hemlock Rs. canadensis 136.0' 41.45m North Chagrin
7. Freeman maple Acer x freemanii 135.7' 41.36m Rocky River R
8. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 133.0' 40.53m North Chagrin
9. cucumbertree M. acuminata 129.0' 39.31m Brecksville Res
10. red elm (slippery) U. rubra 128.6' 39.19m North Chagrin

11. white oak Q. alba 128.2' 39.07m Rocky River
12. sugar maple Acer saccharum 127.7' 38.92m North Chagrin
12. Am beech F. grandifolia 127.7' 38.92m North Chagrin
14. black gum N. sylvatica 127.5' 38.86m North Chagrin
15. Am elm U. americana 125.7' 38.31m North Chagrin
15. E cottonwood P. deltoides 125.7' 38.31m North Chagrin
17. white pine P. strobus 123.0' 37.49m South Chagrin
18. sassafras S. albidum 122.7' 37.39m North Chagrin
19. Norway spruce P. abies 122.0' 37.18m South Chagrin
20. pignut hickory C. glabra 121.0' 36.88m North Chagrin


Cincinnati, OH
Measurer: Matt Markworth
RHI 10 = 140.18' 42.72m
RHI 5 = 148.0' 45.11m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 153.6' 46.81m California Woods
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 152.5' 46.48m California Woods
3. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 151.9' 46.30m California Woods
4. black cherry P. serotina 143.1' 43.61m California Woods
5. black walnut J. nigra 138.9' 42.33m California Woods
6. shagbark hickory C. ovata 136.8' 41.69m California Woods
7. yellow buckeye A. flava 133.1' 40.56m California Woods
8. white ash F. americana 132.2' 40.29m California Woods
9. red hickory C. ovalis 130.5' 39.77m California Woods
10. Am basswood T. americana 129.2' 39.38m California Woods


Greensboro, NC
Measurer: Brian Beduhn
RHI 10 = 136.61' 41.63m
RHI 5 = 144.28' 43.97m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 155.1' 47.27m Guilford Woods
2. pignut hickory C. glabra 145.2' 44.25m Guilford Woods
3. N red oak Q. rubra 143.3' 43.67m Guilford Courthouse
4. sweetgum L. styraciflua 142.4' 43.40m Guilford Woods
5. sycamore P. occidentalis 135.4' 41.27m Guilford Courthouse
6. white oak Q. alba 132.2' 40.29m Nat Greene Trail
7. loblolly pine P. taeda 130.5' 39.77m The Bluffs
8. S red oak Q. falcata 128.7' 39.22m Guilford Woods
9. S shagbark hickory C. ovata australis 126.7' 38.61m Hamilton Lakes
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 126.6' 38.58m Guilford Woods


Syracuse
Measurers: Elijah Whitcomb, Tom Howard, Jess Riddle
RHI 10 = 134.29' 40.93m
RHI 5 = 139.48' 42.51m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 151.5' 46.17m Green Lakes
2. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 141.8' 43.22m Green Lakes
3. white ash F. americana 136.7' 41.66m Green Lakes
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 133.8' 40.78m Green Lakes
5. sugar maple A. saccharum 133.6' 40.72m Liverpool Sch
6. Am basswood T. americana 133.3' 40.63m Green Lakes
7. N red oak Q. rubra 133.0' 40.53m Long Branch
8. red maple Q. rubrum 127.8' 38.95m Liverpool Sch
9. Am beech F. grandifolia 125.8' 38.34m Green Lakes
10. pignut hickory C. glabra 125.6' 38.28m Long Branch


Erie, PA
Measurer: Dale Luthringer
RHI 10 = 132.89' 40.50m
RHI 5 = 137.68' 41.96m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 145.4' 44.31m Wintergreen
2. black walnut J. nigra 139.4' 42.49m Erie Bluffs
3. red maple A. rubrum 136.7' 41.66m Wintergreen
4. sycamore P. occidentalis 136.0' 41.45m Elk Creek
5. black cherry P. serotina 130.9' 39.89m Elk Creek
5. E cottonwood P. deltoides 130.9' 39.89m Gudgeonville
7. white ash F. americana 129.8' 39.56m Wintergreen
8. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 128.0' 39.01m Wintergreen
9. Am basswood T. americana 126.0' 38.40m Walnut Creek
10. Am beech F. grandifolia 125.8' 38.34m Lake Erie Comm Pk


Spartanburg, SC
Measurers: Brian Beduhn. Will Blozan, Michael Davie
RHI 10 = 132.62' 40.42m
RHI 5 = 141.84' 43.23m

1. tuliptree L. tulipifera 154.2' 47.00m Croft
2. sycamore P. occidentalis 141.3' 43.06m Croft
3. N red oak Q. rubra 140.0' 42.67m Croft
4. white oak Q. alba 139.0' 42.36m Croft
5. sweetgum L. styraciflua 134.7' 41.05m Croft
6. loblolly P. taeda 125.3' 38.19m Croft
7. shagbark hickory C. ovata 125.0' 38.10m Croft
8. E cottonwood P. deltoides 124.5' 37.94m Croft
9. S red oak Q. falcata 121.8' 37.12m Croft
10. shortleaf pine P. echinata 120.4' 36.69m Croft


New York, NY
Measurer: Erik Danielson
RHI 5= 135.74' 41.37m
RHI 10 = 130.11 39.65m
RHI 20 = 122.67' 37.39m

1. Tuliptree L. tulipifera 151.2' 46.08m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
2. Northern Red Oak Q. rubra 135.8' 41.39m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
3. Chestnut Oak Q. montana 132.5' 40.38m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
4. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 131.1' 39.96m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
5. Pignut Hickory C. glabra 128.1' Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
6. Sycamore P. occidentalis 127.0' 38.71m Van Cortlandt Pk, Bronx
7. White Oak Q. alba 125.8' 38.34m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
8. Sweetgum L. styraciflua 124.9' 38.07m High Rock Park, Staten Island
9. London planetree P. x acerifolia 123.5' 37.64m Prospect Park, Brooklyn
10. E Cottonwood P. deltoides 121.2' 36.94m Riverdale Park, Bronx

11. White Pine P. strobus 119.2' 36.33m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
12. Ginkgo G. biloba 119.1' 36.30m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
13. American Elm U. americana 117.5' 35.81m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
14. Black Oak Q. velutina 117.3' 35.75m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
15. Sugar Maple A. saccharum 114.5' 34.90m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
16. Norway spruce Picea abies 114.3' 34.83m Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
17. American Beech F. grandifolia 114.0' 34.74m Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
18. Cucumber Magnolia M. acuminata 112.8' 34.38m Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
19. White Ash F. americana 111.8' 34.07m High Rock Park, Staten Island
20. English Elm U. procera 111.8' 34.07m Washington Square Park, Manhattan
Black Locust R. pseudoacacia 111.2' 33.89m Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan


Northampton, MA
Measurer: Bob Leverett
RHI 10 = 124.00' 37.79m
RHI 5 = 130.82' 39.87m

1. white pine P. strobus 144.5' 44.04m Smith College
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 140.5' 42.82m Baystate
3. sycamore P. occidentalis 125.5' 38.25m Smith College
4. E hemlock Ts. canadensis 122.3' 37.27m Broad Brook
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 121.3' 36.97m Broad Brook
6. Norway spruce P. abies 120.5' 36.72m Smith College
7. N red oak Q. rubra 119.2' 36.33m Monica's Woods
8. black locust R. pseudoacacia 118.0' 35.96m city property
9. E cottonwood P. deltoides 115.0' 35.05m Damon Rd
10. pin oak Q. palustris 113.5' 34.59m Columbus St


Parkersburg, WV
Measurer: Turner Sharp
RHI 20 = 114.31' 34.84m
RHI 10 = 120.65' 36.77m
RHI 5 = 128.78' 39.25m

1. sycamore P. occidentalis 139.4' 42.49m OH River NWR
2. tuliptree L. tulipifera 137.0' 41.75m McDonough
3. E cottonwood P. deltoides 127.6' 38.89m OH River NWR
4. N red oak Q. rubra 122.7' 37.39m McDonough
5. pignut hickory C. glabra 117.2' 35.72m Mt. Olivet Cem
6. pin oak Q. palustris 114.2' 34.80m JTJ Preserve
7. Am beech F. grandifolia 114.1' 34.77m Willowbrook
8. black cherry P. serotina 112.3' 34.23m Mt Oliver Cem
9. bitternut hickory C. cordiformis 111.7' 34.04m Mt Olivet Cem
10. red maple A. rubrum 110.3' 33.62m Mt Olivet Cem

11. yellow buckeye A. flava 110.2' 33.58m Washington Works
12. silver maple A. saccharinum 109.5' 33.37m Blennerhesset Is.
13. shagbark hickory C. ovata 109.2' 33.28m McDonough
14. green ash F. pennsylvanica 109.0' 33.22m Stern Marlon tract
15. chestnut oak Q. montana 108.1' 32.94m McDonough
16. scarlet oak Q. coccinea 108.0' 32.91m Stern tract
17. black walnut J. nigra 107.9' 32.88m Blennerhesset Is.
18. white ash F. americana 106.7' 32.52m McDonough
19. white pine P. strobus 106.1' 32.34m Wood County
20. white oak Q. alba 105.1' 32.03m Mt Olivet Cem
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:10 am

Brian,

Continued great job! I'll get you a couple of towns in Massachusetts. Maybe Jared can add another or two. Boston, Mass's large set city is tall tree poor, I'd say.

Bob
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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:29 pm

Brian,

Here is the RHI-10 for Northampton, MA. There are bound to be taller cottonwoods and white ashes. But this is a start.Expect the number to go up, but likely not over 125.
NH-RHI-8-4-2020.png
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Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Rucker Comparisons

Post by dbhguru » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:50 am

Ents,

I'm starting to write a history of the Rucker Index. There's a wealth of useful information buried in the indices that we've computed over the years. But until recently, the story has been buried in the countless BBS posts. Brian Beduhn has risen to meet the challenge and now we have a blueprint for moving forward.

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

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