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Pinetree
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08/03/2017 11:08AM
Always loved the photos of the big Cedar between Hansen and Knife Lakes or any other big white pine etc. on any portage. Makes you feel like you're going back in time. I know most all of you take better pictures than I and must have some big tree portage trees.
 
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ayudell
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08/03/2017 11:33AM
This big Norway Pine is on the Duncan side of the Duncan > East Bearskin portage. It's hard to capture the glory of these old beasts. There are a bunch of huge old growth White and Norway Pines over there.

 
Pinetree
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08/03/2017 11:47AM
There is a couple huge White pine on that portage I always loved. Was worried awhile back the wind storms might of took those trees,but they survived.
 
ayudell
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08/03/2017 11:55AM
When we were there in March, there were a couple huge white pines that had been blown down across and near the trail.
 
Pinetree
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08/03/2017 12:19PM
quote ayudell: "When we were there in March, there were a couple huge white pines that had been blown down across and near the trail. "

I haven't been there this year yet. Always go in June,but had to cancel.
 
AmarilloJim
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08/03/2017 01:30PM
I don't take many pictures but they do stand out when you see one!
Always a thrill.
 
Savage Voyageur
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08/03/2017 02:11PM
This one was shown to me by Tuscarora Boreails. It is located next to portage trail by Johnson Falls.
 
Pinetree
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08/03/2017 02:34PM
quote Savage Voyageur: "This one was shown to me by Tuscarora Boreails. It is located next to portage trail by Johnson Falls. "

That is a cedar I believe. That big and such a very slow growing tree,I think some of the cedar in the BWCA are the oldest trees and like 500,maybe a 1000 years old?

According to Lee Frelich
University of MN
Department of Forest Resource in 2002.
Threemile Island has several excellent stands of ancient cedars. One of my
favorites is on a small bay delimited by a little granite peninsula about
50 feet long with six cedars all between 500 and 1000 years old along its
outer edge. These cedars have all the hallmarks of ancient cedars:

Maybe these trees burnt down now? I know the ones north of Knife lake survived.
 
ellahallely
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08/03/2017 04:04PM
Said to be the oldest tree in Minnesota. 1100 year old Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis). Basswood Lake.
 
Pinetree
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08/03/2017 04:18PM
quote ellahallely: " Said to be the oldest tree in Minnesota. 1100 year old Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis). Basswood Lake."

You can just see the age there the way the bark kind of twists around and the big grooves.
 
carmike
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08/03/2017 05:32PM
Oh man, I wish I had some photos of the behemoth white pines growing in between Agnes and Hurlburt Lakes. The biggest I've seen to date.
 
Pinetree
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08/03/2017 05:36PM
quote carmike: "Oh man, I wish I had some photos of the behemoth white pines growing in between Agnes and Hurlburt Lakes. The biggest I've seen to date. "

That is my problem,I usually portage the canoe and never put it down to take pictures,which is a big part of a trip,relax,observe and enjoy.
 
08/04/2017 08:30PM
Well, since you like this one, here it is again.
 
Pinetree
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08/04/2017 08:39PM
Any pictures of the big cedar between Knife and Hansen. One of my favorites.
 
08/05/2017 10:56AM
White Pine on the bushwack portage into Hoare. There were a couple old ones on that ridge.

 
Pinetree
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08/05/2017 12:17PM
quote cowdoc: "White Pine on the bushwack portage into Hoare. There were a couple old ones on that ridge.


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Trees like that were around probably before 1776 when this country was created. Heck than this area was called Ruperts land and under control of the Hudson bay company and the British until the Treaty of 1818. Huh, it will be only 200 years next year.
 
08/05/2017 04:57PM
quote cowdoc: "White Pine on the bushwack portage into Hoare. There were a couple old ones on that ridge.


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Dam, Doc, I think you got a picture of Sasquatch with a bandana on his head. That made me happy.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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08/08/2017 02:06PM
Agamok ~ Mueller portage

Cedar along the Isabella River that is likely burned now.

Moose River north 70 rod portage.







One of several nice white pines along the Oyster River-Lake portage.

2 large 'sentinels' near the Frederick Lake end of the portage to Wine.

Wine Lake island site.







Big Jackpine on Bat Lake at the start of the portage to Gillis.

Gun ~ Tesaker portage

Horseshoe ~ Gaskin portage











Mountain Lake campsite #717

The Spaulding ~ Bench portage (Spaulding end)

Cople of large cedars near the Vernon Lake bathtub.







Clearwater ~ West Pike portage

B-R-T near Gogebic Lake

Johnson Falls monster cedar







Rocky ~ Oyster portage

Not necessarily that big but, a neat tree on Niki Lake

Western ~ Glenmore portage







Ross ~ Cave portage

Gordon ~ Unload portage cedar tree

French ~ SeaHorse portage
 
Pinetree
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08/08/2017 02:56PM
Wow quite a collection. Thanks.
Like I said I really like the old Cedar or walking thru a portage with lot of Cedar. Some very nice white pines also.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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08/09/2017 08:16AM
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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07/10/2020 08:36AM
Pinetree: "Any pictures of the big cedar between Knife and Hansen. One of my favorites."

 
Pinetree
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07/10/2020 08:55AM
TuscaroraBorealis: "Pinetree: "Any pictures of the big cedar between Knife and Hansen. One of my favorites."


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Love it
 
cyclones30
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07/10/2020 06:05PM
Giant pine on the cherry end of the Cherry to Lunar portage. (talk about a rough portage) We decided it was at least a 3-hugger since the 2 of us couldn't touch hands reaching around it or even come close. We measure our trees in how many people it would take holding hands to reach back around to the first person....

 
smoke
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07/10/2020 06:53PM
Does anyone known of the location of a Voyageur route lob pine in the BWCA?
 
gkimball
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07/10/2020 07:31PM
East Bearskin to Alder...so easy to find.
 
Pinetree
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07/10/2020 08:08PM
Many of the Landmarks burned up in recent fires.

What is sad these trees are 200-500 years old and so few left. Once their gone there gone and few replacements in site-at least for a couple hundred years.
 
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