PA white pine
27, 2006 17:12 PDT
Found a nice old white pine today. Not a Cook pine, but big for
the Se Pa area. It is located at a late 1700's farm house that
now houses the local Penn State cooperative extension agency and
4-H. It stands by itself in the front yard, but is of forest
habit. Extremely healthy.
9.1x 107.2 A very nice single stem specimen with few branches
Won't make Bob's list though.
28, 2006 05:06 PDT
One objective of our lists and big tree/tall
tree analysis is to
develop maps that show the potential of a species across its
I would say that if the dimensions you recorded for that pine
demonstrate its potential within that geographical area, then
is extremely valuable and it should be included in a regional
maximums. What do you typically see white pines do there?
28, 2006 12:25 PDT
The remainder of the old growth white pine in Se Pa are few and
far between. They tend to be fat and short, with many broken
tops. I measured another a couple of weeks ago that was 11+ x
91. A very old single stem tree, just not tall. I will gather
the white pines I have measured in the past and send them to
you. I have one from NJ too. I still want to get out to that one
reported to me from Lititz in Lancaster county. Gentleman
believes it is 150+, maybe 170, but who knows how he came up
I think white pine doesn't get tall here due to weather events
like ice and hurricanes. the tops are repeatedly broken out.
They are usually independent trees and do not have the benefit
that a grove of white pine would have, like Cook.