A Forest Sounds Like a Ship at Sea:
Tree of Peace!
Day 14: Remote Residency at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland, 7/18/22 to 8/13/22, Maria Driscoll McMahon checking in from New York State
I had two goals on Sunday: getting a look at the memorial for Catharine Montour of the Seneca Nation on the Catharine Valley Trail and 2) Finding and identifying a White Pine Tree.
The first goal was easy to achieve. The second would require some help. I found some tall, straight "pine-looking" trees, but my app informed me they were "blue spruce," and still others, "Norway spruce." Again and again.
Longevity: 280-600 years in old growth forests (average age: 500 years). Size: Tallest tree in Eastern North America (150-250 feet tall and 2-4 feet in diameter); grows straight despite exposure to high winds
|Old growth white pines from the 19th century|
To the Haudenosaunee the white pine was - and is - valuable for quite another reason:
Symbols - Haudenosaunee Confederacy (white pine - tree of peace)