Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

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Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by dbhguru » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:54 pm

Hi Ents,

Attached is an updated copy of the Mass Tall Tree Register. Although more species have been measured, where the effort has been minimal for a species, a champ has not been declared. The list includes that all time highs for the listed species.

Bob
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Champion Tall Trees of Massachusetts copy.xlsx
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Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by DougBidlack » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:45 pm

Bob,

here are some trees that you can add to you list:

Species: American Chestnut
Height: 81.7'
Girth: 2.64'
Crown Spread: 32'
Date: April 2013
Township: Sudbury
Where: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Method of Measurement: sine
Equipment: Nikon Prostaff 440

American Holly
60.4'
3.30' @ 2' 0"
NA
January 2009
Mattepoisett
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
sine
Nikon Prostaff 440

Common Winterberry
28' 1"
7.6"
11'
April 2014
Waltham
Beaver Brook North Reservation
sine
LTI TruPulse 200X

Bear Oak
24' 3"
1.72'
21'
April 2013
Lexington
Arlington's Great Meadows
direct
Telescoping Pole

Spicebush
22' 2"
8.1"
NA
April 2014
Lexington
Swammin Land Conservation
direct
Telescoping Pole

Dwarf Chinkapin Oak
21' 3"
2.41'
23'
July 2009
Boston
Arnold Arboretum
direct
Telescoping Pole

Andrew Joslin also found a tall Cucumbertree Magnolia that he measured to 117.3' in March 2010. We both remeasured it in April of 2010. Andrew got 116.4' and I got 116.5'. I was using a Nikon Prostaff 440 and I think Andrew was too. We measured the girth to 7.43'. This was in Edmund Hill Woods, Northborough. I hope Andrew will correct me if I made any mistakes here.

Doug

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Re: Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by dbhguru » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:31 pm

Doug,

Yikes! Eastern Mass ascends.Thanks. I'll get these trees into our tall tree list and also submit them to the State for the State's champion tree list. Again, thanks.

Bob
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Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by tsharp » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:17 pm

Bob:
Jersey Elm and European Linden. What are they as far as scientific name? Are they hybrids and/or cultivars?

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Re: Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by DougBidlack » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Bob,

I think the eastern part of the state will be prolific when it comes to big and tall trees that are rare and/or exotic due to the quantity and quality of gardens, arboreta and cemeteries among other places. Then there are the native trees that only (or mostly) occur in this part of the state: like Atlantic white-cedar and post oak. These are going to be relatively short in comparison to your western trees but they will help to nicely round out our knowledge of the potential for tree growth in this state and region.

Happy New Year to you and everyone else!

Doug

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Re: Tall Tree Listing for Mass Updated

Post by AndrewJoslin » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:45 pm

DougBidlack wrote: Andrew Joslin also found a tall Cucumbertree Magnolia that he measured to 117.3' in March 2010. We both remeasured it in April of 2010. Andrew got 116.4' and I got 116.5'. I was using a Nikon Prostaff 440 and I think Andrew was too. We measured the girth to 7.43'. This was in Edmund Hill Woods, Northborough. I hope Andrew will correct me if I made any mistakes here.
Doug
A year+ late to the party here, yes that's correct Doug on the magnolia, I'd like to get back there soon and remeasure the magnolia as well as the nearby white pine which could be approaching 130.
-AJ

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