This weekend we took the time to check out a few large trees that I have been wanting to measure for a while. There are some that I have passed by in our hunt for the Top 40 that I thought looked respectable in size and wished I had time to measure as I saw them. Now that I have seen just about all of the popularly known Top 40 trees, I think it’s time I got out and tried to add these to the accounting and see about where they might fall on our lists.
In the Giant Forest especially, there are many large trees that don’t get noticed for their true size simply because of the many other exceptionally big ones overshadowing them all through this above-average grove. Some of the less well-known ones that I noticed and wanted to check out are big enough that in any other place they would be standouts. I wanted to place them in my largest page but until now I hadn’t had time to go out and specifically measure them. Here are the results on the ones that we had a look at this last weekend:
Large tree above Broken Arrow: 23,204 cu.ft. Large tree above Hazelwood: 31,303 cu.ft. Large tree at Hazelwood pullout: 31,610 cu.ft. Large tree near Round Meadow: 34,000 cu.ft. Large tree on Alta Trail: 34,284 cu.ft. Tall tree on Alta Trail: 18,537 cu.ft. Moro Tunnel bypass tree: 32,715 cu.ft. Thomas Jefferson Tree: 30,911 cu.ft.
All of these are right on roads or trails and easily accessible. I can think of a few more around Hazelwood and Alta Trails that I still want to check out to get numbers on. There are a lot of really big behemoths in Giant Forest.
I will have to add these to the Largest Trees page soon. Guess I will have to go check out a few other groves too before Giant Forest threatens to take over the entire list.
Rejuvenation tree, Resurrection tree, Broken Arrow and the large tree above Broken Arrow.
Large unnamed trees in the Rimrock and Hazelwood areas
Large tree at the end of Round Meadow, Moro tunnel bypass tree, Tall tree on Alta trail, and Thomas Jefferson
Window Tree, Large base with huge flying buttress on Soldiers trail and Large Alta and congress trail giants