I think that I previously sent a photo of the new Colorado blue
height champ. It would have been a cropped version of the third
attachment, which is a slightly better photo.
As can be seen. the champ is the pencil-straight tree. It is the
tree in the center framed between the aspens. It is the left most of
the two tall spruces. Yep, officially it the Will Blozan Blue. At
156.5 feet in height and 8.3 feet in girth, it is the world's
tallest accurately measured Colorado blue and one of three blues to
break the 150-foot threshold with the small grove of trees that
includes a 158-foot Doug fir.
The first and second images are of Rocky, the adorable little
Corgi - a principal reason we are out here in Durango- i.e to house
and dog sit. Rocky has adopted us as his own and herds us as part of
his flock. He never runs away when off leash. He keeps track of each
one of us at all times. Everybody who meets Rocky loves him and with
good reason. When we leave, we will really miss Rocky. He is one
class act little dog.
Later today, Monica and I hope to drive up to Coal Bank Pass and
confirm the Colorado Englemann Spruce champ for the Forest Service.
They gave me its location. Plus, I'll remeasure and get lots of
photos of that skinny 127-foot Englemann spruce I measured on our
first visit to the 10, 640-foot pass. The height champ grows just
about at 2 miles above sea level. I boldly claim the record of
measuring the tallest tree of any species in the Rockies growing at
2 miles above sea level or higher. Unless someone comes forward with
a taller tree at two miles or higher in the adjacent 48-states, the
Englemann is yet another ENTS record. Hey, we are just a way cool
By the way, I want to give a special thanks to Barry and Jenny for
bringing new blood and such vibrant interest to ENTS. You're fine
posts have not gone unnoticed. It is not necessary that you all
become trapped in the numerical side of ENTS. Your posts bring
balance to the organization. I will search for a special tree out
here to name for each of you with plenty of photos and geographical
coordinates. You each have your choice. Do you prefer a ponderosa,
Doug fir, Colorado blue spruce, or Englemann spruce? Let me know
each of your choices.
Well, good bye for now from:
Bob, Monica, and Rocky