The DNR in Minnesota wants to know all about it!
Everyone is invited to join the search for Minnesota's native champion big trees.How does one go about measuring a giant tree? A hypsometer, of course. But just in case you don't own one, here's how.
Minnesota's Native Big Tree registry is a listing of Minnesota's 52 native trees judged to be the largest in the state.
A nominee is judged on three measurements:
1. Circumference, in inches, of its trunk at 4 ½ feet above the ground.
2. Its height in feet.
3. One-quarter of its crown spread in feet.
The total of these measurements is the points awarded to a particular tree. A champion tree has accumulated the most points.
We've got a huge ash tree in the back yard that might be giant tree worthy. It's giant, I tell you, GIANT.
[where: Minnesota, Food, Minneapolis, big trees, Twin Cities, 55406]