Primarily for practice in using a range-finder, I took some
of trees along the Black River in Lorain County, Ohio. All the
measured were on a floodplain terrace along the stream bank,
above normal water level. Measurements were taken using the
"straight-up" method, within10' of the trunks, and
were along 1/4 mile
distance, readily accessible from a metro-park parking lot.
Eastern Cottonwood, 128'
White Ash, 111.5'
Black Walnut, 107'
Black maple, 102.5'
Sugar Maple, 101'
White Elm, 99.5'
The understory in this area was primarily box-elder, Ohio
slippery elm, and bladdernut.
In upland areas of the park there are good sized white, red,
pin oaks, as well as tulip and hackberry. There is also at least
cottonwood that is 20' in circumference. I hope I'll be able to
soon to make a more extensive survey--I'm sure there are larger
sycamores in less accessible areas, and likely taller
was nice to find decent sized trees in close proximity.