Crested Saguaro #0161 in Maricopa County, Az.

"CSS008" - "King Crest"

Looking Up Close
4pkcrst001-8Aug04-css008-close Photo courtesy of Ted Codding

Full
4pkcrst001-8Aug04-css008 Photo courtesy of Ted Codding

Almost 4 years later - Up Close
bizarre_cristate5451 (04-04-2008) Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Over 4 Years Later - Full
C1136 11-23-2008 Photo courtesy of Bob Cardell & Pat Hammes

Over 8 years later - Down Crest
100_5518_modified (03-31-2013) Photo courtesy of Joe Orman


Following sequence of photos show progression of damage from bullet hole that eventually caused top of saguaro to break off. In each photo, pointer points to the same place on the saguaro trunk.

No damage 04-04-2008.
100_5426_mod_3 (04-04-2008).jpg Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Saguaro was shot sometime between November 2008 and May 2011. Crack forming to left of bullet hole 05-15-2011.
Pre-King Crest stump - pointer 05-15-2011 Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Crack has widened 09-16-2011
Pre-King Crest stump pointer 09-16-2011 Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Crest broke off in summer 2012. This 03-31-2013 photo shows that break occurred at existing crack and bullet hole.
King Crest Stump pointer 03-31-2013 Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Close-up of broken-off stump 03-31-2013 showing bullet hole.
King Crest Stump ragged top 03-31-2013 Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

Looking Down at broken-off stump 03-31-2013. Ribs appear to have rotted.
King_Crest_Stump_looking_down_03-31-2013 Photo courtesy of Joe Orman

"Rare Crested Saguaro Cactus".
For more information on first crested saguaro in this video, see CSS "Follow the Sun"

Big Tree measurements
* = added CSS information
Location:
County,State
Girth:
in_inches
+Height:
in_feet
+Crown:
in_feet_/4
=Total
Points:
Cactus_name:
Nominated_by:
Year
Nominated:
*Crest:
in_inches
*Status:
Maricopa,
AZ.
g" h'(w'+w')/2
=?
(g+h+w)
= ?
CSS008:
Ted Codding
08-08
2004
(w+h+d)
=?
Standing

Surrounding
*changes
Girth:
in_inches
+Height:
in_feet
+Crown:
in_feet_/4
=Total
Points:
*_Adopted_by: *Year
_Adopted:
*Crest:
in_inches
*Comments:
?g" h'(w'+w')/2
=c
(g+h+c)
=?
??(w+h+d)
=?
?

Surrounding
*changes
Girth:
in_inches
+Height:
in_feet
+Crown:
in_feet_/4
=Total
Points:
*Inspected_by: *Year
.Inspected:
*Crest:
in_inches
*Comment:
?57" 21'(5'+6')/2
=5.53
(57+21+5.5)
=83.5
Joe
Pleggenkuhle
& Joe Orman
09-16
2011
(60+60+18)
=138
?

Surrounding
*changes
Girth:
in_inches
+Height:
in_feet
+Crown:
in_feet_/4
=Total
Points:
*Inspected_by: *Year
.Inspected:
*Crest:
in_inches
*Comment:
?g" h'(w'+w')/2
=c
(g+h+c)
=xxx
Kevin Nettles

2012
(w+h+d)
=?
Down

Last updated July 2017
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