Nice Pine for here

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Lucas
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Nice Pine for here

Post by Lucas » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm


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I was scouting around on the third and walked on to a small piece of land that had not been cut for likely a 100 years. There was mature spruce\hemlock softwood where you could see 100 yards. This pine caught my eye for its form and setting. It was near the bottom of the slope with water nearby. Likely a perfect spot for it.

I would guess it was 80-100 feet high. Not impressive by standards here but about as nice a one as I can remember. It is hard to over state how rare this is here. The cutting and abuse is beyond even what I thought.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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Re: Nice Pine for here

Post by Rand » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am

White Pine is commonly planted as an ornamental on the flat terrain of NW Ohio. They do okay in their youth but they rapidly lose their youthful, pyramidal form, and get raggedy and sprawling from ice storms and poor growth (I don't think they like the high clay, wet soils that are common there). The first time I went to cook forest, my first reaction was, "Oh, is that what they are supposed to grow like."

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