Size Matters
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 12:10PM
[chuck] in Amazonian tree, Brazil, Science, Tapajós Arapiuns Extractive Reserve

Big trees tend to slow down inventory operations.  Everyone stops and takes a moment to appreciate a really large individual, and it can take a bit longer to adjust the d-tape around the trunk. Seems like you find more big trees early in the morning.  Those you encounter late in the day - when everyone is tired - are invariably "out of the plot". Funny how that happens. [NOTES: The impressive tree in the video is Caryocar villosum, or piquía. Antonio Jose announces that the tree has a circumference of 758.2 cm, i.e. a diameter of almost 2.5 m.

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