Metasequoia on Smith College campus

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Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by dbhguru » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:01 pm

NTS,

Will Blozan asked if I would get images of a large dawn redwood on the Smith College campus for a third party doing research on the species. This morning Monica and I went to Smith. Here are 3 images of the tree.
SmithDawnRedwood4.jpg
SmithDawnRedwood1.jpg
SmithDawnRedwood2.jpg

Latest measurements are girth = 17.8 feet and height = 95.8 feet.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by Joe » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:50 pm

Lot's of great trees on that campus. Has anyone done a study of them?
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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by dbhguru » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:37 pm

Joe,

Quite a few years ago, I was asked to measure a number of trees for them and did. I check on some favorites from time to time, but a photographic tour with updated numbers is in order. I'll put it on my things to do list.

Bob
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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by Rand » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:23 pm

Geez, thats a big one. There is one ~ 2/3 that size in Dawes Arboretum, that had it's top blown out by a thunderstorm 45 years ago.

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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by pdbrandt » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:43 am

Very nice metasequoia. There is one about half that size on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Here are 3 pics:

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It is part of a virtual campus tree tour I put together: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl ... b3e9f80894
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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by DougBidlack » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:20 pm

Patrick,

well done! I'm working on something similar with trees that I've planted in a kind of mini-arboretum and your virtual campus tour gets me excited about finishing my own project. I really love all the pictures that you took.

Doug

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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by pdbrandt » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:14 pm

Hi Doug,
Thanks for the feedback. Let me know if I can help - it took me a while to figure out how to do everything I wanted to on My Maps from google.
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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by DougBidlack » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:08 pm

Patrick,

I am not a very computer literate person so I'll probably have some questions for you. So far so good though. Looks like I need to work on incorporating some pictures and see how that works out. I'll make a separate post later if/when I have any questions, so thanks for your offer of help.

Doug

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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by Marcboston » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Bob, there are a few at nearby UMASS campus too. The best specimens I have seen are at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. I have 3 nice plants around 30 years old here at my shop too.

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Re: Metasequoia on Smith College campus

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Bob, Will and BVP measured a big Metasequoia at an ENTS gathering at Biltmore back in 2008. 117' I don't recall the CBH but it was large. It was the first one I'd ever seen along with many other species at the arboretum. Larry
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