Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain

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Re: Gnarly pine on Stone Mountain

Post by TN_Tree_Man » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:24 pm

Will,

One of the other regions that I had in mind where stunted loblolly occur is in Assateague National Seashore along Maryland's Eastern shore. Part of this park includes portions of Virginia (see Chincoteague, VA).

http://www.nps.gov/asis/naturescience/t ... shrubs.htm

Assateague is an interesting place to visit if you have never been there.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, these are scanned film shots.
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The wild ponies are the main wildlife attraction to Assateague.
The wild ponies are the main wildlife attraction to Assateague.
Sika deer (Cervus nippon); an introduced species from Asia during the 1920's.
Sika deer (Cervus nippon); an introduced species from Asia during the 1920's.
One can see the Loblolly pines (P. taeda) "towering" over the canopy among the Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) and holly (Ilex spp.) behind the Sika deer (Cervus nippon).
One can see the Loblolly pines (P. taeda) "towering" over the canopy among the Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) and holly (Ilex spp.) behind the Sika deer (Cervus nippon).
"One can always identify a dogwood tree by it's bark."

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