The Pinery

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The Pinery

Post by Room100 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:03 pm

Located south of Alliston, Ontario, in the Township of New Tecumseth, The Beattie Pinery Provincial Nature Reserve is a 68 hectare plot of land with mature and undisturbed white pine, red pine and sugar maple generally not seen below the Canadian Shield. The park features a 2.3 km well used trail that loops throughout. Many fine specimens are located directly on the trail, however, off trail bush whacking leads you to many of the larger specimens. The property was purchased by Roland Beattie in 1921, and although its previous owner John Tackaberry had done some cutting, including a portion of the land in the centre of the site intended to be used as a racetrack, fortunately the majority of the Pinery remained uncut. In the 1950s, about 100-200 Red Pines were cut and used to build the Burlington Skyway, an essential highway link in the Greater Toronto Area. Since that time, there has been no cutting whatsoever.

The goal this morning was to document mainly the white pine. Here are my findings:

On the eastern trail:

114.6 x 7'10"
123.1 x 6'7"
111.2 x 7'1"

At the first fork in the trail:

111.7 x 7'1"
112.7 x 6'6"
107.7 x 6'7"
117.6 x 5'11"
111 x 8'1"
112.7 x 7'1"
116.7 x 7'5"
100 x 8'5"

Along the south trail:

125.2 x 7'7"
120.1 x 7'
Deadfall measured at 124.5 x 7'
119 x 6'2"
116 x 7'10"

South side of the cut area:

American beech:

92.7 x 9'8" - very healthy looking tree

White Pine:

98.5' x 9'8"
121.3 x 12'8" - multi stem
110 x 10'2"


West side of the trail:

100 x 9'
102 x 10'6"
101.4 x 14' multi stem
116 x 10'2"
107.9 x 9'
115 x 8'

Hemlock:

90.3 x 8'5"


North Side of the cut:

116.8 x 8'1"

Trees measured on prior trips:

White pine:

112 x 14'7"
112 x 8'9"
103 x 9'6"

Acer saccharum:

? x 12'7"
? x 11'
114.9 x 15'7"

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Re: The Pinery

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:37 pm

Room100,

Great report! I am glad to see your findings from Canada! The photos of the trees you added to Monumental Trees are really fascinating.

Brian B., do you know if there are any height-champions here for Canada?

Russ A.

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Re: The Pinery

Post by Room100 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:48 pm

Hi!

I am so happy to finally upload a report!

I could not, however, upload any photos. Each photo i attempted to use was a .jpg, however a small triangle showed up beside each photo and said the file was invalid.

Kelly

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Re: The Pinery

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:51 pm

Room100,

Yeah, that often happens. The photos, I have learned, must be less than 2 MB in size. Often, I need to use a free JPG compressor online, which gets the job done normally.

Hope this helps,
Russ A.

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Re: The Pinery

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:21 am

Room100,

Keep them coming! We have so few records from Canada. You just picked up four Canadian height records. You mentioned red pines. The current Canadian record is just 87.1' 26.54m.

Brian

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Re: The Pinery

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:54 am

Brian,

Do you know what those records are for the species?

Russ

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Re: The Pinery

Post by Room100 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:09 pm

Hi

Wow, 4 height records? For which species? Where do I find the current list?

Also at the Pinery, earlier in the year, I did find many tall p. Resinosa, the tallest being 104.5’ x 4’6”.

Kelly

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