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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 16, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Here's that "favorite tree" I mentioned somewhere upthread, catching the last ray of sunset by our house tonight. It's about a hundred feet tall, perhaps a bit more, but I never tried to reckon its age until just now.



Looked it up ... the growth factor for white pine in a forest averages 5 years per inch of diameter at chest height. This tree is 95 inches around at that height, so
5*95/3.14 = 151
it's something like 151 years old. A seedling when the Civil War broke out, and the forest it looks down upon now was a rocky farmed field.

The largest conifer east of the Mississippi, these critters can live 2, maybe 4 hundred years. Before the white man came to cut them down, some grew 250 feet tall. Seems cool that this one tree has made it so far.

Not far from here is a road called Mast Way, where they cut white pine to build masts for the sailing ships.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
Credit: BooDawg
A Dawg's Delight.

A howling-moon...

Aaallll the trees looked big...

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:45am PT
Crazy about junipers......
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:39am PT
HighAtopTheDrumlinInTheDeepNorthWoods
HighAtopTheDrumlinInTheDeepNorthWoods
Credit: eKat
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:02am PT
Credit: guido
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:24am PT
a very big tree to have in your back yard. The Ceiba, downtown Sabailto de Coto Brus.

Credit: little Z
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Climbing Galapagos style
Climbing Galapagos style
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89

Climbing Galapagos style.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
Three pictures and a song:

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
just passing through
just passing through
Credit: DM88T
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 25, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Dreams of spring



DMT
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Dec 26, 2012 - 04:27am PT
Credit: Norwegian
photo not found
Missing photo ID#274068
Psilocyborg

climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Psilocyborg

climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 6, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:57am PT
When the Sycamores Turn to Gold.  1958.
When the Sycamores Turn to Gold. 1958.
Credit: Esther Henderson/AZH
sempervirens

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Western juniper                             Juniperus occidentalis
Western juniper Juniperus occidentalis
Credit: sempervirens
For nerds amongst us, this tree and the Sierra juniper used to be two subspecies of western juniper. Now they each classified as separate species.

Bump for trees.
Dervish

Trad climber
Over the water
Apr 15, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Wood sculpture in moonlight
Wood sculpture in moonlight
Credit: Dervish

Hope you like this one from the UK.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2013 - 10:56am PT
High above Death Valley!
Credit: survival
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Trees with Bees
Trees with Bees
Credit: Captain...or Skully
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