Forestry Friday … Forestry Quiz Answer

Now this doesn’t replace your regularly scheduled Forestry Friday.  However, it’s time to answer last weeks Forestry Quiz Question.

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Ponderosa pine seedlings in a growth study.

The question was….

You nail a red tag on a Lodgepole pine tree at DBH.  DBH stands for Diameter at Breast Height, which is 4 1/2 feet about the ground as measured on the high side of the base or the tree.  The tree is growing in height at 2 1/2 feet per year.  In 10 years how high will the tag be above the ground?

Answer, 4 1/2 feet.  Trees grow from the top up.  New shoots emerge at the ends of the twigs.  On the other hand, grass does grow from the bottom up.  Most of you got it right and a few brave souls who weren’t sure, guessed!  No guts, no glory.  Way to go everyone, I’m impressed.  I’ll have to give you a harder question next time.  Let’s see what Blitz thinks.

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It seems Blitz is not impressed.  😦

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