Localización: la carretera de acceso al palacio., Coimbra
Espécimen: fresno de montaña australiano(Eucalyptus regnans) "6443"
Especie de árbol: fresno de montaña australiano(Eucalyptus regnans)
Coordenadas:40.377237, -8.363079N40 22.63422 W8 21.7847440° 40' 22.6" N, 8° 8' 21.8" W
Fotógrafo: Bruno de GrunneSe ha cargado 2012-01-30 15:26:55
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Nombre de los votos: 51Valoración media: 4,1
The tallest tree in continental Europe
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The Karri Knight seems to be the tallest tree in Europe. It is rather sure that it is the tallest Eucalyptus in Portugal and Spain. As you know the tallest trees of the UK, Germany and France are probably 64.27 (Abies grandis), 63.3 m and about 61 m (both Pseudotsuga menziesii) tall, the tallest native Abies alba and Picea abies of Europe seem to be between 60 and 63 (perhaps 65) m, the reports of Abies nordmanniana in the Caucasian of 68 up to 85 m talll are very unsure, as some forestry professors of that area say the maximum height is about 60 m. The report of a Caucasian fir of 78 m by Vladimir Dinetz was only based on the measurement of the shade!
Perhaps somewere in Europe there are a few Douglas or Grand firs taller than 64 m, but it is unlikely they are over 70 m at the moment.
For the Karri Knight see:http://www.crcforestry.com.au/view/index.aspx?id=74825
This King Regnans tree was the tree measured by Dean Nicole with laser as 64.5 m. So how did you measure it as over 70 m? Did you measure it yourself or was it measured by others? What do you mean with the word: medition? Do you mean measurement? When you are Flemish, we also can write in Dutch / Flemish language.
Nice this Eucalypts in Portugal. There was already a bit posted in Dutch on Eucalyptus globulus in Spain (in the Dutch version) with more comment:http://www.monumentaltrees.com/nl/esp/galicia/viveiro/2149_oeversvanderiolandro/
There you can find some links to among others the webside of the Austalian Eucalyptus expert Dean Nicolle who measured several of the tallest Eucalyptus trees in Spain and Portugal.
He measured the Karri Knight, the Eucalyptus diversicolor near Coimbra, as 72 m as the tallest of all. Some Eucalyptus globulus in Spain he measured as at least 68 m and the tallest E. regans in Portugal he measured as 65 m. See:
See also the comment of some people on measuring tall trees by climbing with direct tape drop at:
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Some pictures of this australian eucalyptus :
and a photo of a climber at the top of one of the tallest tropical tree (koompassia excelsa / 86 m/ Bornéo )
The problem of the measurements made by freelance climbers is they can not be use for a scientific database. But they offer very helpful informations to plan an official database with certification.
In Portugal we are in a process of creation of our national arboriculture association. It's a slow process but I believe we will have the participation of an university and more institutions who will give us a solid scientific base to define the methods for furthers measurements. . It will offer a precise way to observe the evolution of those giants.
We may call for help some day.
Keep in touch
The 28 of April I will be in Belgium to present a new project that will give the possibility to normal persons to discover trees from the perspective we love:http://vimeo.com/35651761 It`s a gentel way to live with the trees
Be my guest. I'll post soon invitations on the facebook of treesandpeople.
A member of a climber arborist forum tell me how he proceed for the the measurement campaign of giant eucalyptus in Australia.
" For the measurement campaigns of Eucalyputs regnans, laser measuring from the ground. When you have a customer more than 80/85 meters you climb. String with lead for the measurement. For the last few meters or meter to measure by hand. The head of the tree is often dead, it's often fun time ... "
I don't know if some branch can hinder the cord, but the error margin could not be tall ?
Just in case... Any way, feel welkome here to folow this discution.
Best to all of you
Any complementairy info will be welkome.
I'let you now...
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