14, 2005 18:23 PDT
ENTS and fellow tree folks,
I have a keen interest in Nordmann fir, as it is one of my
introduced conifers. Today in Highlands, NC on the property of
Hiker" I measured two of the tallest I have ever seen. How
tall can this
species get in North America and in Europe? I was blown away by
towering trees, which were in perfect shape and health. Until
today, the NC
State Champion at High Hampton Inn in Cashiers was the tallest I
right at 100' tall as of April 2005 (my laser measurement).
8'10" X 116.6'
8'2" X 125.9'
Bob Van Pelt, I bet you have a taller one out west- how does the
15, 2005 05:33 PDT
I must agree - A. nordmanniana is a consistently beautiful tree,
everywhere I see it.
In the western US, we have five species of Abies that exceed 70
m in height. Throughout the remaining world, there are two
others - Abies pindrow from the Himalayas, and Abies
nordmanniana from the Caucasus Mtns.
The UK has a specimen, centuries old, that has made it to 48 m.
Your tree appears to be a new North American record for height.
On the west coast we are just over 30 m on our tallest. We may
have the best conditions for growing conifers, but we are still
too young. It is rare to find ornamentals over 100 years old.