Incredible Rainer, that you keep finding such great trees and manage to get nice sunny spring photos of them.
Keep up the good work,
danke fŁr das Lob. Ich will mich auch weiterhin bemŁhen ;-)
Beim Namen der Stadt habe ich mich vertippt. Richtig ist Tewkesbury. Vielleicht kann das ja einer der Administratoren noch šndern.
it should now also be possible to register trees in Costa Rica.
de voorbije dagen heb ik op aangeven van Martin Tijdgat een resem Nederlandse gemeenten samengevoegd/verwijderd/hernoemd omdat er in Nederland blijkbaar elk jaar wel ergens fusies plaatsvinden.
De gemeenten op MT.com zouden nu terug up-to-date moeten zijn en de meeste pagina's heb ik ondertussen ververst. Toch is het mogelijk dat er hier en daar tijdelijk een link niet meer werkt, maar die zal na verloop van tijd ook automatisch ververst worden.
For all the people, who like very very monumental trees
FŁr alle Freunde von sehr sehr groŖen Bšumen
The President by a 126 picture full-length mosaic shot:
Very nice. Here is the video there:
Audubon Park is NOT located in the Garden District of New Orleans, please correct this.
The official boundaries for the Garden District are First and Toledano Streets; Audubon Park is located much farther uptown across from Tulane University.
Thanks. When I visited Audubon Park I thought I was still in the Garden District but apparently I was wrong.
Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the text to "west of the Garden District" and I hope this is sufficient for you.
ik kan geen fotos uploaden. wat nu ?
zonder specifieke informatie kan ik jou niet verder helpen.
Wat is de url van de pagina waar je niet verder kon en waar precies op de pagina kon je niet verder of verscheen een foutmelding?
Redwood National Parks in California USA
I wanted to take a few paragraphs to talk about my trip to California last March and the impact the forest had on me. First off I have always been involved some way in the forest and big trees here on the east coast of the USA. I thought I knew what a big tree was before my trip. I had discovered several of the largest trees in the northeast and even seen a few that were over 30ft at breast height.
When I first landed and started exploring the different parks I was determined to photograph and measure every tree over 30ft in circumference at breast height. It soon became apparent that this would be impossible. Where I live in New Jersey a tree with a 20ft circumference is a rarity. There may be 20-30 in the entire state and there are no known 30 footers here. To my amazement, the average tree in the redwood forest were at least 20ft around. I scraped my plan and started looking for 40ft circumference trees to measure and photograph. Even then they were in abundance. Several specimens were 50ft, 60ft, and even over 70ft around!
What was more impressive was the heights. As far as I know I have discovered the tallest trees in New Jersey and these are between 145ft and 150ft tall Tulip Poplars. I've found several in Delaware just over 160ft. Very tall for a tree in the northeast USA. The average redwoods I encountered were twice this tall. The tallest I was able to verify was 366ft tall. Its hard to convey the feeling you have when you stand under a tree of this height. Its otherworldly. The first stand of redwoods I walked into was Muir Woods national monument. The trees here are small compared to most redwood groves but even still my first thought was, "Ok this is ridiculous." I had been in several old growth forest before back east and they seemed like tall weeds now. There simply is no comparison anywhere else in the world.
If you ever have the chance to visit I encourage you to. I realize its a trip of a lifetime for most people in this world, including those who live in the USA as its a big country. I assure you it is worth saving the money for.
I recognize this feeling. Living in a county where eg. giant sequoia trees with a girth of more than 8 m are not common, and a girth of more than 10 m is exceptional, it was a humbling experience to visit the Sierra Nevada. Especially driving up the road to the giant forest coming from Bakersfield I was looking eagerly to spot the first sequoia trees. Corner after corner we went up and a few times I thought I noticed something which appeared to be Thuja and then suddenly 4 monster trees at the edge of the giant forest. My girl friend and I were awe struck: each of these trees alone must have been much much larger (and especially taller) than all I had ever seen. Then continuing the drive there were such trees al over the place. I started photographing all trees with a girth of what I thought must have been at least 15 to 20 m but stopped doing so. It was just too common. Also walking in the Redwood Mountain Grove along the creek was special. Tall giant sequoia trees everywhere. As I read later these must have been many tens of trees of 80 to over 90 m. As the tallest tree I had ever seen before that was 50 to 60 m and was usually a single exceptional tree, I'm glad I was there and would recommend tree lovers a trip to the west coast of the US.
Very, very cool tree. I like it a lot. Would like to see other pictures of the 'Italica, true Lombardy Poplar
check the 3rd tree in the right column at this site: and click on the image for a complete image of the tree.
That is a true P. nigra 'Italica', an image dated 1867, before 'Plantierensis' (from the Plantieres nursery) was present.
The Lombardy poplars on the continent have not changed in crown shape for centuries. The very slender trees are not 'Italica' but a different clone.
I am a French scientist working on populus. I am particularly interested in fastigiate (Italica/Plantierensis) individuals. I would like to implement genetic markers to discriminate Italica from Plantierensis. For that, I would need leaf samples from trees of both kinds (although I suppose "true" Italica trees are very rare). Anyone willing to help, please send an email to arnaud.dowkiw[at]orleans.inra.fr
I will see what I can do to get specimens in the spring. Give me a reminder in May so I don't forget!
Wonderful. I can also work with +/-15 cm twigs with dormant leaf buds, then I will force them in the lab to get fresh leaf material.
Please, when you collect the samples, try to get GPS coordinates of the trees, and a picture of course. Do you have any idea of how we could invite the whole Monumentaltrees community to participate in this collaboraive work ? As you probably know, the last estimates of the proportion of Italica vs. Plantierensis dates back to 1938 and was based on botanical traits. Now we have powerful molecular tools at our disposal. Do you have "real Italica"-shaped trees close to your place ? I don't.
Unfortunately all three in this photo are now dead and gone. There is one other in the same park, but its lowest foliage is about 7 or 8 metres high (it is closely surrounded by several Ilex aquifolium trees with its base in heavy shade). I guess my best chance to get something from it is to look just after any strong winds in spring, which might break soft new foliage.
it looks like you have already found the way to communicate with the community. There are no other ways like a general mailing list or something. If you have announcements or questions, you can always post at the forum, which is read by most of the active members.
You can always send these members a public or private message by clicking on their discussion page and click "New topic" for further steps.
The 11th largest coast redwood, the Arco giant.
Hi John, that's amazing. It must have been a great experience to be close to such awe inspiring trees.
Are those coordinates accurate? I would like to respect the secrecy of the exact location of these trees, so if yes, I might blur it somewhat or indicate something like "warning: these coordinates are deliberately not 100% accurate", or something similar.
Hello, I was not sure how to reply to the email you had sent me so I wanted to write to you on here. First off thank you for your appreciation of the photos, I'm happy to share them.
The locations of the trees I posted are public and not hidden locations. The only tree that is a secret location tree is the Arco Giant. My map mark/the coordinates of that tree that I posted are for Redwood National Park and not for the tree itself. The rest of the trees are well known and even on trail maps or they are trees I had taken notice of. I have a few more to add and this spring I will be returning to find more of the larger ones. I will share photos when I return.
Hi John, thanks. I've read some more about the Arco giant and indeed, this is not a hidden tree but a published location (eg. by Van Pelt). Would it be possible to edit the coordinates (you can do that on the map by clicking on "edit coords" in the balloon popup) so they point to the tree? It would be good that this is accurate.
Yes I can do this. Its one of the easier Titans to get to and from the ground many think it looks even larger than the Lost Monarch, the largest Coast Redwood.