Western Native Tree Society 

The Western Native Tree Society (WNTS) is a cyberspace interest group devoted to the celebration of trees and forests of the western North America and around the world, through art, poetry, music, mythology, science, medicine, wood crafts, and collecting research data for a variety of purposes. WNTS is a discussion forum for people who view trees and forests not just as a crop to be harvested, but also as something of value in their own right.   If you are interested in trees and forests please join.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in trees living anywhere in the world.  The Western Native Tree Society is a subgroup of the parent organization the Native Tree Society

The Western Native Tree Society was established to accurately measure and record the tallest trees, historical trees, and ancient forests of western North America.  Western North America has been graced with forests of fantastic beauty and diversity. These forests have been heavily impacted by development, disease and human utilization. This unfortunate history has diverted our attention from the remarkably huge and ancient forests which have survived this catastrophe. Even today we are finding the largest and oldest trees ever recorded for some native species. The oldest living trees known in the world are the bristlecone pines living in the White Mountains of California and Nevada. One bristlecone was recently documented to be 4844 years old. The tallest trees in the world are the Humboldt Valley of California with one redwood tree, named Hyperion, reaching 379.1 feet in height. WNTS is also intended as an archive for information on specific trees and stands of trees. WNTS will store data on accurately measured trees for historical documentation purposes, scientific research, and to resolve big tree disputes.

More comments about the origins of the Western Native Tree Society by Don Bertolette can be found here:  http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=2818 

On March 14, 2010 The Eastern Native Tree Society and Western Native Tree Society switched from discussion lists on Google Groups to a new discussion list in a Bulletin Board format at: http://www.ents-bbs.org/index.php  Posts made since the inception of the BBS on march 14, 2010 will be sorted and archived on the BBS. Click on the link above to go to the equivalent section on the new BBS. This website will continue to serve as a front end for the NTS, ENTS and WNTS groups. It will continue to serve as a repository of older posts, and will serve as the host site for special projects and features that are not well suited for a BBS format. Please visit the BBs for the latest information and trip reports. The discussions specifically related to the Western Native Tree Society organization can be found within this forum:  http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewforum.php?f=159  

bc_bgd3b.jpg (9736 bytes) The origins of the Western Native Tree Society
Tree measurement discussions  BBS Measurement and Dendromorphometry
tmga.jpg (13664 bytes) Tree Measuring Guidelines of the Eastern Native Tree Society by Will Blozan.  See also An expanded guide to basic tree height measurements can be found here: The Really, Really Basics of Laser Rangefinder/Clinometer Tree Height Measurements  by Edward Frank
  Index of Trip Reports and Site descriptions for Western North America on this website and from the NTS BBS: Western United States and Canada
  Discussion Threads on website featuring western topics 
  Discussions related to forest fires and wildfires 
 dendro2.jpg (10052 bytes) Western Dendrochronology and Tree Ages 
  Western Native Tree Society Members 
 p3a.jpg (10429 bytes) Western Special Places 
  Archive of older posts made to the WNTS Google Group 
 back09.jpg (40808 bytes) Tree Species focused on Western trees 
 p1a.jpg (9083 bytes) Prairies
 button53.jpg (16800 bytes) Non Forested Biomes
Alaska's Big Tree List with Don Bertolette, coordinator
  NTS BBS - new posts and discussions 

Contact Information:

Don Bertolette. President WNTS FoRestoration@msn.com

Michael Taylor, Vice President WNTS



Robert Leverett, NTS cofounder dbhguru@comcast.net 

Will Blozan, NTS President tsuga173@gmail.com

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Edward Frank, Webmaster

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