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The Amazon's new tallest tree is 288 feet

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:56 am
by Lucas
https://phys.org/news/2019-09-amazon-ta ... 5gYIo_0Vds

The Amazon's new tallest tree is 50% taller than previous tallest tree

Re: The Amazon's new tallest tree is 288 feet

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:52 pm
by dbhguru
Lucas,

Thanks! This is amazing and the tree's carbon story is amazing if accurate. I'd love to see their calculations.

Bob

Re: The Amazon's new tallest tree is 288 feet

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:32 am
by KoutaR
Incredible and surprising news! Thanks for sharing this, Lucas!

I remember, not so many years ago a highly renowed expert said on the Ents email-list there is no tree over 60m in Amazonia... If we consider they have laser-scanned only 2000-3000 km2 and only a part of the top LiDAR hits were visited, who knows what is still hiding there.

Remarkably, Dinizia excelsa takes the title of the tallest Fabaceous tree. Formerly it was Koompassia excelsa.