Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

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M.W.Taylor
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Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

Post by M.W.Taylor » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 pm

I searched a large block of forest for Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - see attached search area and found a few trees over 140'. See attached height banding of the tallest. I can get GPS for these if you are unable to recognize search area in the height banding.

Being that the area is flat, these heights should be accurate and even conservative since the very tops are not usually hit with this older LiDAR (2008)bottom ground level is often missed. as well. Heights are most likely 1-2 feet taller than LiDAR suggests.

There looks to be over one hundred 130' class trees and maybe half a dozen 140' class trees. For this area mid 140's appears to be maximum height with an obvious limiting factor of some type.
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approximate LidAR search boundary
approximate LidAR search boundary
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 141ft  max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 141ft max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 142ft  max for this block- This has the tallest tree I found in TWA
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 142ft max for this block- This has the tallest tree I found in TWA
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 139ft  max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 139ft max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 140ft  max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 140ft max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 141 ft  max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 141 ft max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 140ft  max for this block
red is 120 ft and white is 140 ft. 140ft max for this block

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Re: Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:18 pm

Michael- This is great I figured out where Tile 2, 4 and 6 are. I always knew there would be some 140' trees here somewhere. Thanks so much for your help it makes it so much easier to find the tallest trees in an area. I have been in two of the regions before tile 4 and got heights to the mid 130's. I have been just south of tile 2 as well. The cluster of trees in the southeast area of tile 4 is a group of tall pines that I've seen for years just never measured them. The 140' hits in tile 2 are going to be Oaks and some in tile 4 as well. Thanks again for your help. Larry

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Re: Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

Post by M.W.Taylor » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:40 pm

Larry, glad I can help you out in your quest for Mississippi's tallest tree. Attached are the rest of the tiles that had 130' class trees. Scale again is red = 120 ft and white = 140ft. Anything that is a blend of white and red (light pink) should be approaching 130 ft or taller. I can get specific height data on each crown using CloudCompare.

Michael T.
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Re: Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

Post by M.W.Taylor » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 pm

two more tiles with trees over 130 feet.
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Re: Tallahala Wildlife Management Area - Expanded Search

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:38 pm

Thanks Michael for taking the time to get all this Data. I have one more request Bienville Scenic Pines a small tract of about 200 acres of the tallest known Loblollies in the State. Located in Forest Ms. GPS 32.351585, -89471549. I've been there once back in 07 but only measured some trees at the Forest Headquarters located there. This area should have some 140' Pines. Thanks again for all the time you have spent on all of the Ms Data. Larry

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