A towering tall tale

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A towering tall tale

Hermosa Creek home to 3 of tallest measured evergreens
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Steve Colburn of Laser Technology Inc., measures up from the ground to place a marker on the side of a Ponderosa pine named “Faye Schrater.” The tree is approximately 175 years old, nearly 161 feet tall and has a girth of 9.5 feet. The tree is located off the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Bob Leverett uses a “hypsometer,” a laser rangefinder to measure the height of a Ponderosa pine named “Faye Schrater.” The tree is approximately 175 years old, nearly 161 feet tall and has a girth of 9.5 feet. The tree is located off the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$

A towering tall tale

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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Steve Colburn of Laser Technology Inc., measures up from the ground to place a marker on the side of a Ponderosa pine named “Faye Schrater.” The tree is approximately 175 years old, nearly 161 feet tall and has a girth of 9.5 feet. The tree is located off the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Bob Leverett uses a “hypsometer,” a laser rangefinder to measure the height of a Ponderosa pine named “Faye Schrater.” The tree is approximately 175 years old, nearly 161 feet tall and has a girth of 9.5 feet. The tree is located off the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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