big trees list(coast redwood)

Michael mtaylor at redwood.northcoast.com
Fri Feb 3 07:45:58 EST 1995


COAST REDWOODS WITH TRUNK VOLUMES OF 20,000 CUBIC FEET OR MORE
by Michael Taylor and Ron Hildebrant

RNP-Redwood National Park
HRSP-Humboldt Redwoods State Park
PCRSP-Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
JSSP-Jedediah Smith State Park

Name		Location	Vol(cubic ft)	Height	Dbh	Comments
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Sir Isaac	PCRSP		33,900		313'	22.4'	Largest known living coast redwood. 
Newton								Scores 1183 points on A.F.A. point 
Tree								system. The new A.F.A. champion.
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Newton B.	PCRSP		31,000		273'	19.2'	Very slow taper all the way to top.
Drury								Looks more like a giant sequoia.
Tree								At 50' high it is still 18' in diameter.
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Howland 	JSSP		29,406		325'	18.9'	Located right off Howland Hill rd.
Hill								Very obvious tree with a slow taper.
Giant								A perfect specimen. Nice symmetrical
								trunk and about 160' to first branch.
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Browns		PCRSP		27,139		255'	20.6'	Slow taper to huge break. Original
Creek								top probably put volume at over		
Tree								30,000 cubic ft.
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The Late	HRSP		27,088		372'	16.7'	Was the world's tallest tree, but now
Dyerville							it is the world's longest tree as it fell in
Giant								1991. Tree weighed about 800 tons.
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Giant		HRSP		26,662		363'	16.9'	Largest tree alive in HRSP. Was likely
Tree								over 400' tall at one time.
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Bull		HRSP		26,540		346'	18.3'	Enormous tree near Bull Creek.
Creek								Shows signs of great age.
Giant
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Westridge	PCRSP		26,000		23.1'	233'	Has largest dbh of any known living
Giant								coast redwood. Increment bore studies
								done in 1991 give a minimum age  
								estimate of 2500 years. Very dilapidated.
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Stout		JSSP		25,669		16.8'	341'	Much misinformation has been given
Tree								on this tree. Our careful work refutes
								dbh of 21' and claim to largest redwood.
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Terrex		PCRSP		25,404		22.7'	270'	The elements have not been kind to this tree.
Giant								Has a very twisted, knotted and weathered trunk.
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Elk		PCRSP		24,752		21.0'	301'	Tapers very slowly in last 80' of trunk.
Tree
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Broccoli	PCRSP		21,453		20.3'	286'	Looks like a large broccoli plant.
Tree
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Big		PCRSP		20,700		21.6	287'	Has a large root swell that inflates it's actual
Tree								size. A real big tourist attraction, but there 
								are much more impressive trees nearby for those
								willing to hike a little.





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