Venerable Pine

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  1. I did not want to caption or write any text with this photo but now think I should have. This white pine tree (Pinus strobus) from Carlton County, Minnesota is very old and very large. It is three feet in diameter at breast height (DBH). The pine tree is located within the 21 mile wide area of forests that burned in the 1918 Moose Lake Fire.

    If this part of Carlton County was missed by the fire the tree may be older than 96 years. Using the International Society of Arboriculture tree age estimation technique a white pine tree with a DBH of about 22 inches is 110 years old. This tree has a DBH of 36 inches which would make it 180 years old.

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