TOPIC: Largest GSMNP Hemlock
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Date: Tues, Nov 27 2007 4:28 pm
Will and ENTS,
Here is a website link that has a photo of the "largest hemock
in Great Smoky National Park" I thought it might be useful as a
historical context for your work in the park.
Naturalists measure the largest known eastern hemlock, which has a
trunk circumference of 19 feet, 10 inches. Courtesy, Dr. William
== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Nov 27 2007 4:48 pm
From: "Will Blozan"
I have a few other shots which I'll scan and post. Its height was
100'- either it was broken or estimated. This tree was found to have
in the late eighties as well as one near it reported to be
19'1" or so. Jess
and I surveyed Surry Fork (where it grew) and found nice hemlock but
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Date: Tues, Nov 27 2007 6:38 pm
From: DON BERTOLETTE
Great tree, great old photograph....looks like they might not have
quite taken an accurate girth... the g-tape is not quite
More than 6 feet in diameter. I don't think even our Hemlock King,
Will Blozan has found one quite that big!
Tsuga Search has one tree over 6 feet dbh and we found another 6'+
one that had fallen. The GA State Champion is over 6 feet I think
but open-grown. Here is a photo of another one Mike Davie and I
found that I haven't seen in ~10 years.
feet dbh is huge for a hemlock!