Branch and the Boogerman Pine
17, 2007 17:18 PST
Great day today! My crew wrapped up a 35 acre hemlock
conservation area on
Sag Branch in Cataloochee, NC, GRSM. The treatments ended in a
encompassing the "Compass Pine", one of the rare 180'
white pines. I
measured it to 181.1' tall, slightly less than a few years ago.
the difference to equipment since my range finder at the time
long. We decided to head up the stream to see the Sag Branch
then hook up with the Boogerman Loop Trail to see the Boogerman
Pine. On the
way we stopped to measure a hemlock Jess had spotted during
treatments. This young tree came out to a very impressive
164.3'. A few
coves upstream we came to the utterly huge tuliptree which looks
the end of the trail we stopped to remeasure the Boogerman Pine.
solid shot put it at 187.6' tall, up .5 feet since Darian Copiz
in 2005. This tree looks great and has distinguishable candles
growth. I'll send some new photos to Ed.
FW: Sag Branch and the Boogerman Pine
18, 2007 06:26 PST
The Boogerman has not perceptibly grown in girth for a decade. I
tree marked now so the diameter is measured at the exact same