Monday, March 2, 2009

100 year old and Shortleaf Pines and Oaks at ROLF

Last summer I had a chance to look closely at some of the pines cut at the Whispering Pines cabin. The pictures pine is 109 years old and the oak is 121 years old. These are not the largest trees. I suspect that this hill was "logged" in about 1895-1900. Most all pines were taken and a few larger oaks. This co-insides with Missouri's Logging days. The state's river hillsides were stripped of almost every pine tree between 1880-1910.

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