Middle Eastern Winding Stairs   Will Blozan
  Feb 23, 2003 12:03 PST 
I surveyed the last section of the eastern prong of Winding Stairs Branch
today. I FINALLY found that ~147' white oak that has been so elusive since
it's first discovery in '95 or '96. Well, the laser confirmed its height at
147.1'. Shooting straight up I got 146.7'. Not a bad confirmation! The only
other tree of note was a black birch 5'4" standing at 112.6 feet. This is
the third black birch above 110' that I know of.

The white oak was 10'11" cbh, by the way.