TOPIC: The Joy Pine
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Date: Wed, Apr 30 2008 9:46 pm
From: James Parton
Today I did a short visit to the woods of the Kellogg Conference
Center. I came mainly to measure a large White Pine that Will &
I missed back in December. I call it the " Joy " Pine
after my beloved wife whose picture I took with the tree last
summer. It was actually a challenge for me to measure. I could not
find a place where I could see both the top and base of the tree at
once. I remembered how Will used a tape wrapped around the Mountain
Mama pine above head level with it trailing down to the ground so he
could use it to measure what he could not see. He sighted on the
tape with the laser. Using this trick I measured the Joy pine to
133.34 feet tall. I was hoping for 140+ but, oh well. It was 9' 1'
1/4" in girth.
I also found a massive slow to taper Pitch Pine which measured out
to a whopping 100.52 feet tall and was 7' 7" in girth.
Tall Pitch Pine
After that is was then to work I went. It was soooo hard to leave