Wanakena, NY Jack Pine

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Wanakena, NY Jack Pine

Post by ElijahW » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:28 pm

NTS,

I first reported on a tall Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) located in Wanakena, NY, a year or two ago. I remeasured it July 4, 2016, and its dimensions are as follows: Height: 92.8', CBH: 5'2", Average Crown Spread: 24'. This tree is NY's tallest known of the species and close to its maximum known height. Several of its neighbors make 80', but only one is likely to top 85', and just barely. I finally have a photo to share:
Tallest Jack Pine in center.  Scots Pine, Red Pine, and White Pine are also present, as well as Red Spruce and Balsam Fir.
Tallest Jack Pine in center. Scots Pine, Red Pine, and White Pine are also present, as well as Red Spruce and Balsam Fir.
A good evening to all,

Elijah
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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