Ms. State Champion Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar), MS

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Larry Tucei
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Ms. State Champion Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar), MS

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:39 pm

NTS, On my annual winter hunting trip to Noxubee Wildlife National Refuge in Central Ms., I made a visit to an old friend in Columbus. The largest Deodar Cedar that I know about. On Friday Dec 28 the weather was nasty with rain showers all day. So after hunting a few hours that morning I drove up to MUW Mississippi University for Women. http://web2.muw.edu/index.php. My cousin attended the MSMS campus, http://www.msms.k12.ms.us/campus; a High School for gifted students located at MUW back in the late 90's and that was my first encounter with Deodar Cedar. I've always wanted to go back and measure this great specimen and so here it is. It rained the whole time I was there but luckily it wasn't heavy. It turns out that Ms. does not have a Deodar champion so this tree would be the State Champion. After further research this tree might also be the National Champion. The measurements were 51' tall, CBH 14' a multi-trunk, 8' 6", 6' trunks and Crown Spread of 66' x 66'. The Cedar scores 225 points. The Campus was built in 1884 so this tree although not native to the United States was most likely planted around this time period. I loved this species the moment I saw it and still hold it as one of my most favorites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedrus_deodara. A few Loblolly Pines and one White Oak I measured in Noxubee will be posted later. Larry
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Re: Ms. State Champion Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar), MS

Post by mich1108 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:15 pm

We have a gorgeous, over 50 ft tall multi trunk which I believe is a deodar cedar. I tried to upload an image and can't figure it out! Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks-Michelle

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Re: Ms. State Champion Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar), MS

Post by edfrank » Sun May 12, 2013 3:55 pm

Michelle,

Look at this thread for how to attach photos: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=166&t=23

Ed
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