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#7815 - 10/26/01 05:06 PM tree hieght measuring "stick"....
JBetterly Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
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Greetings,

I saw the old timers had a "stick" (ruler like) that they would sight the hieght of a tree by.

They stood X distance from the tree and held the stick out at arms lenght and sighted the top of the tree with the device.

Question # 1. What's it called.

Question #2. How do I get the info to make me one!

Thank you, I am new here and have just started reading the posts....man, did I stumble into the "forest" of information here, or what!...Nice sight guys and Gals, jdb

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#7816 - 12/02/01 01:06 PM Re: tree hieght measuring "stick"....
JBetterly Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
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Hmmmmmm. Had to answer my own question.

"Cruising stick"

pace off 50' from the tree and sight the hieght.

At to the increments...I am still working that out. As I fell trees, I measure them on the ground and mark that on my stick.
62' is my tallest mark, so far.

No much activity on this board, eh?

enjoy jdb

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#7817 - 12/04/01 01:06 PM Re: tree hieght measuring "stick"....
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A Biltmore Cruiser Stick is what your were looking for. It's available through Bailey's at Baileys-online.com item #55s.
You hold it at 25" from your eye and site the tree. The catalogue says it will measure standing trees to 144' and also will do diameters. Good luck, Jim
PS. They have lots of other cool stuff there.

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