Cambridge Pines Natural area

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adam.rosen
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Cambridge Pines Natural area

Post by adam.rosen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:34 pm

I've got photos here from an excursion fairly far north in Vermont. Unfortunately, no height data. There was one really nice, wolfy old pine, and many, many second growth pine that seemed well on their way. The tree I photographed here has lots of lower branches, indicating, to me, that it grew up in a pasture. It is adjacent to a cemetery that dates back to 1800, so, I date the tree to that date or so. 14 feet around seems impressive to me, expecially as we are on the banks of Lamoille River here, 40 miles from Canada.

There also were some fine hemlocks in this stand, and my notes tell me that this other specimen was a hemlock. I wouldn't trust that completely, and i think I need some assistants who are older than 12 to help me out. Either way, I'd like to return to this spot for some more measurements.
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My notes tell me that I was measuring a hemlock in this photo.  I'd like to go back and check!  That would be a fine specimen indeed!
My notes tell me that I was measuring a hemlock in this photo. I'd like to go back and check! That would be a fine specimen indeed!
better view of this entire tree, with some puny humans for perspective.
better view of this entire tree, with some puny humans for perspective.
same tree, another view.
same tree, another view.
This is the largest pine in the Cambridge pines natural area.
This is the largest pine in the Cambridge pines natural area.

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Re: Cambridge Pines Natural area

Post by James Parton » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:23 pm

14 feet around is pretty impressive for a white pine! I myself have only found one bigger than that. Impressive!
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Re: Cambridge Pines Natural area

Post by greenent22 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:45 am

adam.rosen wrote:I've got photos here from an excursion fairly far north in Vermont. Unfortunately, no height data. There was one really nice, wolfy old pine, and many, many second growth pine that seemed well on their way. The tree I photographed here has lots of lower branches, indicating, to me, that it grew up in a pasture. It is adjacent to a cemetery that dates back to 1800, so, I date the tree to that date or so. 14 feet around seems impressive to me, expecially as we are on the banks of Lamoille River here, 40 miles from Canada.

There also were some fine hemlocks in this stand, and my notes tell me that this other specimen was a hemlock. I wouldn't trust that completely, and i think I need some assistants who are older than 12 to help me out. Either way, I'd like to return to this spot for some more measurements.
Impressive tree! The first photo with the girls walking up towards it makes it look like 6.5'-7' DBH.

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