Island Lake Forest and Barrens Conservation Reserve

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Steve Galehouse
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Island Lake Forest and Barrens Conservation Reserve

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:16 am

This is a post concerning a specific area, C106 in the Ontario MNR system. This area is more remote than the nearby Algonquin Provincial Park, and benefits from the relative lack of traffic---moose, bald eagles, and wolves are present , and often seen or at least heard. The forests were cut and/or burned 100 or so years ago, but have regenerated with abundance and beauty. A typical photo of the area:
Red pines at camp.jpg
There are pure stands of jack pine, and many individuals of white pine, but red pine seems to define the area
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Re: Island Lake Forest and Barrens Conservation Reserve

Post by Don » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:07 pm

Steve-
I'll be visiting Yellowknife, NWT this Fall/Winter, and expect to see many Jack Pine...any clues as to where the bigger ones might be?
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Re: Island Lake Forest and Barrens Conservation Reserve

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:41 pm

Don-

I've not been to NWT, so can't help you with that. In the part of Canada where the above photo was taken jack pines get to about 70' tall by 18'' diameter, and would be similar to lodgepole pines out West.

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