Sunday, October 22, 2006
The Princess Pines
Lately, I have been talking with my mother about her impressions of the New England landscape as a part of my artistic research, I was really surprised by her initial response that for her the source of the woods "magic" could be traced to a single plant: The Princess Pine. This minature tree grows low along the forest floor in shallow soil over rocks. The plants are actually "fern-allies" and although they are categorized as "ground pines." To find out more go to the University of MN extension site:
Last year, 170,000 ounds of Princess Pine was harvested from Midwestern forests last year for floral decorations.
Posted by RGolden at 12:14 PM