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RickCorey_WA wrote:
Mount Shasta, California

One cool thing about evergreens out West compared to New England: in NE, pretty much every tree was cut at one time, and replaced by generic , common trees like White Pine.

A tree identification book I read had one chpater for all of New England: short and simple.

But West Coast evergreens alone had hundreds of varieteis, each specialized to compete over millenia for slightly different climates and elevations. When you drive around out here, every tree has character and peculiarities and style. The lumber industry here in the PNW did try to clear-cut as much as they could, but they only had some decades to try to erase the wonderfull variety of evolution, instead of the hundreds of years that NE had. Mother Nature was smart enough to put plenty of trees on mountians too stepp for the lumber industry, and now there is some degree of protection of nature in Washington state.

This message was edited Jun 24, 2012 8:46 PM


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