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Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:04 pm
by Ral
Any information for champion Incense Cedars on here, height and mass? Any photographs if so?

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:42 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Incense Cedar over 200' are extremely rare. I've measured a few in the Sierras at this height. The very tallest I have measured is one at 217' out by Tiller Oregon. I think they max out around 225' in both California and Oregon.

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:42 pm
by mdvaden
M.W.Taylor wrote:Incense Cedar over 200' are extremely rare. I've measured a few in the Sierras at this height. The very tallest I have measured is one at 217' out by Tiller Oregon. I think they max out around 225' in both California and Oregon.


Michael, with Incense Cedar, what would you estimate brings them to their tallest heights the most ... dense stands or shade reaching for light, or great age and time to get there?

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:06 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Mario,  The 217' footer is growing in an open area that has been clear cut. It may have been driven upward when the forest was intact. The top is now dead so it's not growing any taller.  I would say the typical ideal conditions in a montane forest for other conifers would create the tallest incense cedar as well. This being abundant water, good soil and protection from wind. They seem to grow tallest in creek basins, river valleys and the edges of wet meadows. The old, big diameter ones usually have broken tops.

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:59 am
by Will Blozan
I measured one in Kings Canyon in 2011 - story here: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=2666 217.7'

-Will

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:39 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Will, 217.7' for incense cedar would be the tallest I know about.

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 am
by KoutaR
According to conifers.org, the tallest is 69.8 m (229 ft).
The tallest known, diameter 175 cm, height 69.8 m, is near Tiller in Umpqua National Forest, Oregon (Van Pelt 2000, 2001; Tanner Lakes Titan ht/dbh data from 2011 remeasurement, email, J. Black, 2011.07.27).

http://www.conifers.org/cu/Calocedrus_decurrens.php

Not reliable?

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Chris Earle's website, conifers.org is reliable.

Re: Incense Cedar records

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:11 pm
by Ral
Great site Kouta, you have probably mentioned this before on MT but I must have missed it. Very interesting reading. 69,8 metre Calocedrus is impressive.