I'm trying to i.d. these for some friends who have them in their house in Maryland. I don't think a local conifer produced them though! Did they perhaps come from a Pinus lambertiana?
Wow Muddy, good job! Those are some mighty big cones! Based on VV's #5 photo, what size cones are they?
Well, I'd look like a clown, but it sure would come in handy to have a Foot measuring
stick...foot everywhere you go, lol.
Those cones are massive, I'd love to stand at the base of that tree and look up, kind of puts the world in perspective
A small child's small hand was the handiest thing around to provide scale for the photo. I'd say the largest cone was definitely 12 inches.
My friends said I'm the first person who has ever noticed those cones. I say they're pretty hard to miss!
Aw thanks VV, that's the next best thing to being there!
Thanks for the post Muddy.
My pleasure, Mipii.
Thanks, VV, it's nice to be able to put the cones together with trees.
They are known to reach up to 65 cm long. The longest one I've got is 52 cm.
Wow Resin, that's two of VV's feet!
I've got some thoughts about making a few, probably using four into a Chandelier. Fun with Pinus lambertiana cones.
They are possibly from a Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris). They are very common here in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.