Few plants grow under the pines due to the deep shade year round. The only evergreen tree native to Central Illinois is the eastern red cedar, which was used by some settlers as Christmas decorations."

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Pine Tree Forest

© Terry A. Stoa

Pine Tree Forest

Uploaded: December 10, 2017 | Entered: December 10, 2017 18:14:33

Description

From the Macon County Conservation District's website - a brief description of the Pine Tree Forest at the Rock Springs Nature Center:

"This five acre pine plantation contains red and white pines. The trees were planted in the early 1960s as part of a land program. 5,000 white pine and 5,000 red pine were planted.

Few plants grow under the pines due to the deep shade year round. The only evergreen tree native to Central Illinois is the eastern red cedar, which was used by some settlers as Christmas decorations."

For PG101 "Parallel Lines" theme day.
20170412-TS5D1961

Comments

Bob Cournoyer level-classic December 10, 2017

Great light/shadows...love the b/w.. :-)
Happy Theme Day #1700723

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 10, 2017

Great lines and shadows. #11663986

Mitch Spence level-classic December 11, 2017

I always find the sight of these ordered ranks of trees visually arresting. And you've made it more so with the black and white and the beautiful handling of contrast, light, and shadows, Terry. #11664007

Terry A. Stoa December 11, 2017

Thanks for your comment Bob, Amanda, and Mitch! #11664051

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic January 14, 2018

Beautiful work here, Terry! My favorite of your December entries... #11670943

Terry A. Stoa January 15, 2018

Thank you, Melinda. #11671141

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic April 09, 2018

Congrats! Lovely. What do you mean ..."as part of a land program...?" We have a similar pine forest by us here in NJ but strictly red pines were planted. They were installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (a work program) in the early 30's. These forests were supposed to be maintained and thinned out to allow for new growth. Our's was not and therefore, the pines were a victim of their own success so to speak. The deep shade prevented new growth of seedlings, and mature trees died. Invasive plants grow when a hole in the canopy opens to allow sunlight in. Just thought I'd share that info... Love the shadows in your photo too. #11691325

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic April 09, 2018

Congrats! Lovely. What do you mean ..."as part of a land program...?" We have a similar pine forest by us here in NJ but strictly red pines were planted. They were installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (a work program) in the early 30's. These forests were supposed to be maintained and thinned out to allow for new growth. Our's was not and therefore, the pines were a victim of their own success so to speak. The deep shade prevented new growth of seedlings, and mature trees died. Invasive plants grow when a hole in the canopy opens to allow sunlight in. Just thought I'd share that info... Love the shadows in your photo too. #11691326

Mitch Spence level-classic April 09, 2018

Congratulations on double gold with your POTD today, Terry #11691328

Martha R. Mazon level-classic April 09, 2018

Wonderful, Terry! Congrats on the POTD! #11691329

Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 09, 2018

Woot Woot, Terry, for your wonderful POTD.... :-) #11691340

Michele Peterson level-classic April 09, 2018

Congratulations on the POTD, Terry!! #11691342

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic April 09, 2018

Fabulous image, Terry! Congratulations on your win and POTD!! #11691356

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic April 09, 2018

Congratulations Terry on your two gold badges. This has always been a favorite for me! #11691380

John D. Roach level-addict April 09, 2018

Wonderful image. Congrats on the award. #11691440

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 09, 2018

Beautiful B+W Terry, and some interesting info!! WTG!! <>< #11691445

Carol Quina level-classic April 10, 2018

Congratulations Terry on your POTD for his cool shot. #11691648

Chuck Green level-classic April 10, 2018

Congrats, Terry, on your splendid winner and POTD! <>< #11691656

Terry A. Stoa April 10, 2018

Thanks for all the kind remarks. Seeing the POTD e-mail first thing in the morning made my day! #11691704

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures April 12, 2018

Excellent b&w image and double gold winner Terry, congratulations!! #11692227

Terry A. Stoa May 02, 2018

Thank you, John. #11697634

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