Tree and Plant Identification # 8 – Pine

Journal Notes: Pine – The Eastern White Pine is the symbol of New England. Pines are evergreen, coniferous trees. Young trees have a smooth bark which develops into a thick scaly bark as they mature. Depending on the type of pine they can reach anywhere between 10–260 ft in height but typically are 50-150 ft. … Continue reading Tree and Plant Identification # 8 – Pine

Woods of the Past #1 – Intro

Many people think of pre-colonial New England as an “untouched” wilderness; however the various Native American people who lived here were excellent farmers and land managers. Primary sources tell us, when the first Europeans began to arrive, they found acres upon acres of land cleared for agricultural purposes and paths through the woods, which were routinely … Continue reading Woods of the Past #1 – Intro