Caltrans v EPIC, Judge, Tape Measure, Your Lying Eyes et. al.
Here are the conclusions from Judge Nandor J. Vadas following a personal investigation of trees at Richardson Grove. The original document can be found at the Eureka Times-Standard: http://extras.times-standard.com/multimedia/pdfs/Vadasreport.pdf
What is the diameter of the redwood tree alleged by Caltrans to be 84 inches and by Dr. McBride to be 103 inches?
- The parties agreed that the tree in question is the tree marked number 17…the DBH [diameter at breast height –HH] of that tree is 104 inches.
Whether or not it is true that old growth redwoods were omitted from the analysis as alleged by Dr. McBride in his declaration.
- The parties agreed that the fifth tree measured, the tree assigned number 92 by Dr. McBride, was omitted from the Caltrans map….
Whether or not old growth redwoods were omitted from Caltrans’ maps and, if so, what are the diameters of those trees?
- Of the trees viewed, the only tree the parties agreed was omitted from the map was the fifth tree measured, the tree assigned number 92.