Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree

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#1)  Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree

Postby RayA » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:45 pm

There is one single known tree that reaches 175' in height in all of New England, and possibly beyond. It's a white pine that Bob Leverett has been tracking for 25 years (not that that's hard to do... it's never moved from the spot in all those years!). But he's been measuring and re-measuring it, and double-checking it, and measuring it with different techniques and equipment, then re-measuring it over and over again. Phew!

Well, it was about time someone caught him on camera doing that. And Matt Markworth was in on it too... he measured a different, nearby pine, oddly enough named "The Matt Markworth Pine". What were the chances of that?

If you'd care to see these two pros at work (?), visit

https://newenglandforests.blogspot.com/2017/09/new-englands-tallest-tree.html

It will use up about 10 minutes of your life, but heck, it's about trees!

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#2)  Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Postby Larry Tucei » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Good job on the video Ray- Bob and Matt in action!
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#3)  Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Postby ElijahW » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:29 pm

Ray,

Two thumbs up from me, whatever that's worth.  The aerial shots are impressive and help to tell your story.  Well done, and congratulations to Mark for having the honor of a tree named after him.

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#4)  Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Postby RayA » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:55 pm

Larry, Elijah,

Thanks for the compliments, they're appreciated. But really, the credit goes to Bob and Matt for making it a worthwhile project. And Jared Lockwood did most of the aerial shots. Gee, come to think of it, I really didn't do much at all!  Oh wait-- I did buy Bob an ice cream cone, if that counts for anything.

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#5)  Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Postby Don » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Ray-
Good work! I see that video going to a wider audience (not those broadening at Friendly's) and serving us well !
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#6)  Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

Postby RayA » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 pm

Don,

Thanks, 'preciate it.  

But how the deuce did you know we were just broadening our horizons at Friendly's ??!!  

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