Happy 2016! May your new year be quite fine. To start off 2016, I’ve decided to embark on something ambitious. I am going to launch a big tree register; similar to the ones at the state and national levels that gauge tree size by a points system. Sierra County Big Trees will continue to measure and document this year and for some time to come. Last year was a rip-roaring success, and this year looks even more fantastic.
Since I’ve got some down time this winter, I’ll begin organizing the register. A website now exists, but there won’t be anything on it for a while. Sierra County Big Trees will still be the main site, and will be where all the trip reports and such are posted. I’m in the process of designing a nomination form that will be downloadable from the other site. I will also write articles explaining the measurements – Circumference, Height, Crown Spread and Volume. The new Register will also have something in common with the Washington State, British Columbia and Great Britain registers – all list not just the points champ, but also the height, crown, diameter and volume champs.
Anyway, Happy Holidays and New Year.