Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

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Larry Tucei
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Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:57 am

NTS- Last year I located a grove of Pines on Green Tree 1 unmatched in height on the Refuge thanks to Lidar. The area contains approx. 60-70 Loblolly Pine with heights of 120-150'. I returned to the area to re-measure and find some more tall Pines. The following are the results of the 19 trees I measured. Oktoc Creek flows around the grove forming an Island type area that is a little dryer than the surroundings. The big Pines dominate here with some mixed Oak. The first Pines I measured were in the upper 120's so I moved on until I started getting 130's.
Loblolly Pine 142.5 x 11'
Loblolly Pine 142.5 x 11'
142.5'
142.5'
I measured many 130'+ Pines and these two photos are of the first one to break 140' at 142.5' with a CBH of 11'. The next Pine I measured was OMG a new state height record 150' with a CBH of 9' 3".
150' x 9' 3"
150' x 9' 3"
There is one other Pine near this one that is dead and I measured it to 150' last year. These are only Pines in Ms that have been documented to 150 with our standards.
144' x 8' 10"
144' x 8' 10"
The third photo is of one at 144' with a CBH of 8' 10". One more photo of a Loblolly Pine to 142.5' with a CBH of 10. 6.5".
142.5' x 10' 6.5"
142.5' x 10' 6.5"
One more photo this is of a Pine to 141' and 10'.
141' x 10'
141' x 10'
The final photo gives one and idea of the size and what the area looks like.
Cathedral Pines
Cathedral Pines
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150
150 Dead
144
144
142.5
141
141
139.5
139.5
136.5
136.5
135
135
134
133
132.5
132
131.5
131.5

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Re: Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

Post by dbhguru » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:36 pm

Larry,

Great stuff. Thanks to your efforts, we are finally starting to get substantial measurements for the loblollies. You are a measuring machine, my friend.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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Re: Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:44 pm

Thanks Bob- You and several others have been a great inspiration for me and oh yeah I love trees!!!!

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Re: Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

Post by Matt Markworth » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:49 pm

Larry,

Wow, Mississippi can grow some tall trees!

It would be interesting to compare the tallest flatland forests in each state. In Southwest Ohio, I don't see 140's or 150's unless the tree has some shelter in the topography.

Matt

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Re: Noxubee NWR Part III Nov 15 Green Tree 1 Loblolly Pine

Post by Jess Riddle » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:07 pm

Larry,

Great pines! It's interesting that Mississippi seems to have a four species race for the state height crown. Right now, loblolly, tuliptree, cherrybark oak and cottonwood are all within seven feet of the state height record. I don't think cherrybark will win out in the long term, but any of the other three could.

Jess

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