Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

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#1)  New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Matt Markworth » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:01 pm

NTS,

I paid another visit to the white pine growing machine that is the Red River Gorge and measured a nice 8.87' x 178.9' white pine. It becomes the tallest-known tree in KY surpassing the 174.5' white pine also measured there. The tree is thriving in sandy soil with good water supply. The manager there is very interested in seeing the numbers so I'll be working up a spreadsheet soon with the impressive Kentucky pines measured this year.

In the tall tree race between white pine and tuliptree chalk one up for white pine!

               
                       
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#2)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby dbhguru » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:18 pm

Matt,

 You da man! Way to go. Very exciting. Monica and I are determined to visit the Red River gorge in June on our way to Durango. Maybe we can meet up there and you can show me those beauties. In terms of the the great whites versus the lordly tulips, here is what comes to mind where both species grow naturally with a couple if states where tulips are marginally represented. This is straight off the top of my head.

State.              Champ.          Marginal representation

NH.                   WP.                TT
VT.                    WP.                TT
MA.                   WP
NY.                    TT?
PA.                    WP
NJ.                    TT
DE.                    TT
OH.                   TT
KY.                    WP
TN.                   TT?
NC.                   TT
SC.                    WP
GA.                   WP
AL.                    TT
MI.                    WP
IN.                     TT
IL.                      TT
VA.                     TT
WVA.                  TT
CT.                     TT (previously WP)
MD.                    TT
RI.                      ?

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#3)  Re: Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby ElijahW » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:45 pm

Wow, Mark.  Do you have an idea of the age of this tree?  The lower bark texture doesn't suggest a particularly old tree.  Nice job,

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#4)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Matt Markworth » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:50 pm

Bob,

Very interesting. Tuliptree definitely has a firm grasp on Ohio and Indiana. Kentucky is close, but with the recent finds it appears that white pine is holding sway. It might be interesting to do a map with range overlays of each species and color coded with the current height champ.

If you all pass through Kentucky on the way to Colorado then it would be my pleasure to give you a tour of some of the superlatives. The forest visible from the long drive through the Red River Gorge area doesn't really give one a glimpse of the beauties that lie beyond, but certain trails descend into some exceptional white pine groves. Also, heading west from there you'd be in prime bur oak/chinkapin oak/blue ash territory.

Elijah,

Thanks. I agree, it doesn't strike me as very old. It's difficult for me to estimate age, but comparing it to our species I'd say it's in it's "30's".

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#5)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Jess Riddle » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:25 pm

Mark,

Fantastic find.  Good to know the managers are showing some interest in the trees too.

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#6)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby dbhguru » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:06 pm

Folks,

  It is Matt Markworth who made the Kentucky discoveries. There is no Mark Mattworth. At least, I don't think so. Matt, you're not pulling a switch-a-roo on us are you?

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#7)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby dbhguru » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:06 pm

Folks,

  It is Matt Markworth who made the Kentucky discoveries. There is no Mark Mattworth. At least, I don't think so. Matt, you're not pulling a switch-a-roo on us are you?

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#8)  Re: Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Jess Riddle » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:07 am

Matt,

My bad.  Typing too fast.

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#9)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Matt Markworth » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:16 am

Bob, Jess,

Calling me Mark is real easy to do and I never take offense.

I once picked up a prescription and they asked for my last name and I said Markworth. They kept looking and looking and then I noticed they were looking in the W's:)

More days than not someone will accidentally call me Mark at work whether in person, on the phone or in email. Some people can't break the habit and have given up and go with Mark Mattworth and we get a laugh out of it.

To avoid the one syllable/both start with M situation, maybe I should have started going by Matthew!

Matt, or ..... Matthew D Markworth

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#10)  Re: New Tallest-known Tree for Kentucky

Postby Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:50 pm

Matt- Niiice Pine I remember your post from the past, good job.
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