Following your lead as an ENTS piercing the western frontier, I
set a new
height record for California white fir (Abies lowiana) last week at
meters (247 feet). I also found second-growth sequoia to 73 meters
at ~135 years).
75.4 meter height champion California white fir, Giant Forest,
Second-growth sequoia, cut-over ca. 1870, Whitaker Forest,
Will F. Blozan
President, Eastern Native Tree Society
President, Appalachian Arborists, Inc.
The weather totally cooperated for the field
work (at least the 10 days I was there). Sunny, dry, with cool
nights and mild days. A breeze miraculously came up as the work
began got hot. I was thankful for the shade of the giants to work
in. However, I prefer the option of humidity in the eastern forests.
We had some shield from the sun one day- from a forest fire burning
on the opposite side of the canyon. Made for some nice photos.
Smelled good, too…