Fall 2010 Latest Tree News
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12-19-10New Champion Jeffrey Pine Identified In Trinity National Forest
I took advantage of series of warm rains that temporarily opened up the Stuart Fork trail all the way to Morris Meadows. At about the 9 mile mark on the right hand side of the trail is the largest jeffrey pine I have ever seen in Trinity County. The approximate dimensions of the tree are as follows:
Dbh - 8.0 ft (2.43 m) Height - 207 ft (63.1 m) Volume - 4,167 ft³ (118 m³) Crown Spread - 60 ft (18.3 m) AFA Points-524I calculated the main trunk at 3,575 cubic feet and the large iteration at 598 cubic feet. Even omitting the large iteration at 4 feet off the ground, the single stem portion is 7.5 in diameter and still 6' thick at 50' off the ground making this tree the only true giant jeffrey known in all of Trinity National Forest. The largest jeffry pines I have seen or heard about before in the Trinity National Forest (this included the Trinity Alps Wilderness) is 6.0 feet dbh. This is a fairly well traveled area so I am surprised this Jeffrey has not yet been nominated as AFA champion after the Eureka Valley Giant died.
Pictures of Morris Meadows Taken On 12-17-2010 & a much better picture from Michael Kauffman of the large Jeffrey Pine taken in 2005
12-04-10Tallest Live Top Douglas Fir Of Oregon Confirmed
I recently explored the North Fork of Cherry Creek basin of SW Oregon, Coos County with friend Bill. We located a 317.2 (96.68m) live top douglas fir. It's diameter is 10.1' at breast height. Nearby is a stump with 650 rings. To launch a google earth view of this tree and the old growth N. Fork of Cherry Creek basin click the google earth icon.