Record Eucalyptus Tree in Cal Poly Canyon
Ritter, a biology professor and head of the Cal Poly Plant Conservatory, spotted the massive tree in Poly Canyon in 2005. But it wasn’t until late November 2007 that he and graduate students Jenn Yost and Chris Wassenberg, along with undergraduate Justin Bence, were able to climb to the top of the giant tree to measure it.
Using ropes and harnesses, the four researchers were able to get an accurate measurement of the tree’s height by dropping a line to the ground from the upper canopy.
They recorded the tree at a height of 49 meters (154 feet), a diameter over 2 meters (7 feet), with a 23 meter wide crown (75 feet) .
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