10, 2004 17:52 PST
I finally wrapped up the white pine tally in the Forest
I only found one more 140ft class pine with a handful of 130's
on the periphery and associated ridgeline. I still have to wrap
Seneca/Mohawk Trail area; then I'll finally be done documenting
known old growth white pine in Cook Forest State Park. A three
tally will finally be coming to an end.
I was able to re-check the Cook Pine and the NE height champ
The Cook Pine lost 0.7ft from it's top. It was previously
4/3/03. It now stands at 12.4ft CBH x 160.2ft.
The last time I measured the white oak champ I recorded it at
x 124.8 on 2/20/03. One of my measurements that day went to 126+
couldn't confirm it. Today, I was able to find that sprig
leafless canopy and confirmed its new height to 126.8ft! The
now 10.7ft CBH x 126.8ft.
Cook Forest's Rucker Index has now risen to 135.47:
Species CBH Height Comments
E. white pine 11.1 181.3 tied
3rd tallest tree
in the E. U.S.
E. hemlock 11.8 145.3 tied
tallest in N.E.
Black cherry 11.4 140 2nd
tallest in E. U.S.
Tuliptree 8.2 136.6
White ash 7.6 128.3
White oak 10.7 126.8 tallest
Red maple 9 126
Am. beech 7.9 124.4 tallest
Cucumbertree 7.5 123.1 tied
N. red oak 9.5 122.9
Zoar Valley, NY still holds the top NE position though at
that is with no conifers!
Looking forward to maybe finding another 150 footer in MTSF next