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427 Foot Redwood – Eel River Giant, 1893.

 

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Pinus Strobus Resurrectus: Historical Accounts of Tall Eastern White Pines.

A compilation of Historic and anecdotal reports of Eastern White Pine over 200 feet high, or containing large diameters and extraordinary lumber volumes, circa 18th to 20th century.                          … Continue reading

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Measuring Tree height in Google Earth. 3D canopy, and Street view.

Turn on Google Earth’s 3D Buildings Icon. Create a polygon filter and adjust at desired altitude to filter height and find tallest tree. Google 3D renderings are photo realistic, and tend to be better than 95% accurate on flat land. … Continue reading

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Portland used to have 300 foot tall Douglas fir!

Some Douglas fir trees reported up to nearly 300 feet tall, and 6 to 8-1/2 feet diameter once grew on the south slope of Mt Scott, Portland in 1912. Oregonian archives: The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 26, 1912, … Continue reading

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Nooksack Giant. My estimates of height & volume.

I have just recently tallied up all the heights,  diameters, and estimated market board feet for 22 giant Douglas fir trees listed on page 11 of Dr. Al Carder’s excellent book, Forest Giants of the World, Past and Present. Of the … Continue reading

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Tallest Douglas Fir in America

Historically Reported Douglas-Fir Exceeding 300 and 400 Feet The following is an incomplete list I started in 2006 or 2007, and I add new reports or references at a leisurely basis. All primary credit is owed to the late big … Continue reading

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