#14 Eastern White Pine

14 Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

13 March

There is a huge specimen of this tree about 10 minutes walk away from where we found this specimen – but this one was small and had greenery that was close enought ot the ground to be photographed. Known to the Haudenosaunee first nation people as the “Tree of Peace”. very widespread in eastern north America – or was before early settlers cut millions of them down. Considered to be the tallest tree in eastern North America. In natural pre-colonial stands it is reported to have grown as tall as 70 m (230 ft) – this speciemn has a lot of growing ahead of it before it reaches those dimensions.

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