Introducing - Redonkulous

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M.W.Taylor
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Introducing - Redonkulous

Post by M.W.Taylor » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:49 pm

Found a giant sugar pine with Duncan Kennedy today in the Sierra Nevada.
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name: Redonkulous
height:267.0 ft
uphill diameter: 8.59 ft
dbh (using photogrammetry):10.34 ft
basal perimeter: 11.45 ft


Going by uphill tape wrap alone, this tree qualifies as co-champion sugar pine. The diameter at the 4.5 ft level can not be measured directly unless one had a giant caliper over 10' wide (Bill Price of Oregon built one). The dbh of this tree was measured by Duncan Kennedy using photogrammetry technique from a viewpoint on the downhill side of the trunk.

Estimated Volume: 5,383 cubic feet. A near equal to the current champion and the Black Fox Sugar Pine.
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Post by DAKennedy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:14 pm

Genuinely one of the largest trees I've seen in a long time. I look forward to our future expeditions.

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Post by bbeduhn » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:58 pm

Daaaaannggg! That is one SWEET sugar pine!

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Re: Introducing - Redonkulous

Post by ElijahW » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:50 pm

Michael, Duncan,

Great find. I’m glad to see you guys out there in the thick of it, still coming up with undiscovered giants. Hopefully I’ll make it out there soon.

Congrats,

Elijah

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