Bhutan

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Re: Bhutan

Post by KoutaR » Thu May 28, 2015 11:50 am

See this Cupressus cashmeriana in Bhutan.

http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/13464

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Re: Bhutan

Post by Bart Bouricius » Fri May 29, 2015 11:48 am

With the epiphytic mass etc. these oaks look much like those in Southern Mexico and especially like some of the high mountain evergreen oak forests in Costa Rica whos trees do have rings and reach just over 10,000 feet (3,050 m) in elevation.

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Re: Bhutan

Post by KoutaR » Fri May 29, 2015 4:31 pm

And this is likely one of the super-tall C. cashmeriana trees Dr. Sabine Miehe found in Bhutan. Five trees were "crudely" measured at 74-95 m tall with a trunk diameter of 1.08-1.60m at 2m height.

http://www.arkive.org/kashmir-cypress/c ... 91155.html

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Re: Bhutan

Post by KoutaR » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:45 pm

I found the location of the tallest C. cashmeriana trees.

http://www.biodiversityintelligence.org ... /912124441

Better satellite imaginery at google. Note that the coordinates are not very exact. The locality does not seem to be in deep wilderness; buildings and fields can be seen nearby. I think we would find the trees with these coordinates but unfortunately independent travel is not possible in Bhutan.

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Re: Bhutan

Post by KoutaR » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:38 am

KoutaR wrote:And this is likely one of the super-tall C. cashmeriana trees Dr. Sabine Miehe found in Bhutan. Five trees were "crudely" measured at 74-95 m tall with a trunk diameter of 1.08-1.60m at 2m height.

http://www.arkive.org/kashmir-cypress/c ... 91155.html

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Correction: The photos behind the link above are of much lower and smaller trees in a completely different location.

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