Pine thoughts

  • Article by: JIM GILBERT
  • Updated: February 10, 2012 - 12:32 AM

The scented air of tall pines are the symbols of the North Woods. Most of central and northern part of Minnesota was at one time home to majestic white pines and red pines, many of them more than 200 feet tall.

The magnitude of clearing that took place throughout much of the Upper Midwest between the mid-1800s and 1930 is hard to imagine. The few remaining tall stands of white and red pines are an accident: They were somehow missed by the lumber barons or saved by concerned and caring citizens.

In Minnesota, only 15,000 acres remain of the original old-growth pine forest. That's less than 1 percent of the formerly vast forest that took hundreds of years to grow.

JIM GILBERT

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

Toronto 4 Top 9th Inning
Cleveland 6
LA Angels 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Detroit 2
Atlanta 3 Bottom 8th Inning
NY Mets 3
Seattle 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Miami 1
St. Louis 2 Top 7th Inning
Washington 0
Milwaukee 0 Bottom 7th Inning
Pittsburgh 1
NY Yankees 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Minnesota 5 Bottom 5th Inning
Kansas City 0
Cincinnati 3 Top 4th Inning
Chicago Cubs 0
Chicago WSox 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Texas 0
Houston - B. Peacock 3:05 PM
Oakland - J. Chavez
Philadelphia - R. Hernandez 3:10 PM
Colorado - J. Nicasio
San Francisco - T. Lincecum 3:10 PM
San Diego - R. Erlin
Arizona - J. Collmenter 3:10 PM
Los Angeles - J. Beckett
Baltimore - U. Jimenez 6:05 PM
Boston - J. Peavy
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 19 1st Qtr 3:10
Miami 12
Washington 6:00 PM
Chicago
Portland 8:30 PM
Houston
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 0 1st Prd 4:31
Boston 2
Tampa Bay 6:00 PM
Montreal
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
San Jose
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close