Hungary's Big Tree Website

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#1)  Hungary's Big Tree Website

Postby edfrank » Tue May 24, 2011 5:03 pm

Hungary's Big Tree Website


Hungary's largest trees are catalogued in this webpage. The registry is based on my book "Hungary's Largest Trees - Dendromania" (Alexandra, 2005). The tree lists are continuously expanded/actualized, and anyone can contribute - in a controlled way.

  What is big?  
The original goal was to have a full list of trees having a >6 m girth. Not counting the hard-to-catalogue poplars and willows (they grow fast, die fast, and many of them are found in the impenetrable, jungle-like flood areas along the large rivers), there are about 200 such trees in the country, mostly oaks, limes, sweet chestnuts, planes. However, the lists have been expanded to include smaller trees as well (e.g., oaks, limes, chestnuts down to 500 cm, beech to 400 cm). Genera not reaching impressive sizes are not systematically surveyed, but stumbling on a specimen considered to be extreme large in its genus, it is put on the list.

There is a mention of the site in American Forests Winter 2011 issue:
Hungarian Global ReLeaf
Revisiting the first Global ReLeaf International project.
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#2)  Re: Hungary's Big Tree Website

Postby mdvaden » Tue May 24, 2011 7:55 pm

BIG TREES .... it's almost like a universal language.

One photo I liked in the gallery there was the Ulmus minor with all the greenery.
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#3)  Re: Hungary's Big Tree Website

Postby KoutaR » Wed May 25, 2011 2:35 am

There is also an another Hungarian big tree list, which also gives heights. Jeroen told me about it only a few days ago.

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#4)  Re: Hungary's Big Tree Website

Postby RyanLeClair » Sun May 29, 2011 12:42 am

This is a great tool. Every article has the tree's coordinates, and a good photo! All that's missing is a 3-D hologram of the tree!
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