Micah Ewers

 Growing up in Portland, Oregon I have held an ongoing fascination with Douglas-fir trees, and various conifers. Visiting the coastal redwood trees in 1995 when I was 8 years old also left a lasting impression on me. After collecting 25 editions of the Guinness Book of World Records over the next decade, I came across the works of Dr Al Carder and in 2005 purchased his books on Giant trees. In 2006 & 2007, this spurred my interest to look into online book and newspaper archives, in an attempt to add to the growing body of historic anecdotes suggesting some of the tallest trees once grew in the Pacific Northwest a century ago.


15 Responses to About

  1. JB says:

    Hello Micah, can you contact me directly at the email I entered for this posting? I have a question about one of your photos. I’m the data manager for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry.

  2. Erik Piikkila says:

    Big Trees Along the Pacific Coast, Alaska to California. Hi there Micah. I am wondering if you would like to get in contact with me and several of my research colleagues. We are interested in Big Trees such as Douglas-fir and Yellow Cedar to name just a few. We also collect historic reports and records like those you have been displaying in this blog. If you would like to email me, I will give you more details.

    • rephaim23 says:

      Hi Erik,

      Thank you! I would be happy to get in touch with you and your colleagues. I have no scientific background, or degrees related to forestry, or botany etc. myself, but I have fun collecting historic tree size records as a hobby, even if most are difficult to verify today.

      I’ll send you an email. Thanks!
      – Micah

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