Thanks Bob, I've got a sevre case of the measuring bug and have been told there is no known cure. I guess I'll have to learn to live with it.dbhguru wrote:George,
You are a one man measuring machine. You do us proud. You also have filled in a large gap in our tree numbers for that region. I'll add the new numbers to the article several of us are writing on the tuliptree for the Bulletin. Your data is highly significant, and likely shows that the Delaware area was once a highly tree-fertile region.
Not only was southeast Pa. and northern Del. highly fertile but also has a lot of old money. The rich had no need to harvest their woodlots and where likely considered as a luxury. Most of these woodlots are still in private ownership. I'm currently working on gaining access to such a site. Trees are said to be over 200 years old with girths between 10-12'.