Thursday, August 23, 2012

222 Redwoods Confirmed Over 350 ft!

Check out this amazing list on the Native Tree Society web forum. It has just been completed by Michael Taylor and his team of tree measuring scientists and naturalists. I was hiking in Montgomery Woods this morning pondering the difficulties one must encounter to measure these trees. The windows are so limited it seems just to be able to view the top. These guys nail it time and time again, confirming the tallest trees in every remaining grove. LIDAR has been used recently, which is a form of laser technology deployed from a plane in order to find the tallest trees. It's pretty spectacular that Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins discovered and measured the tallest redwood before LIDAR was ever used.

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