The Great Pine, Cornish, NH
Saturday, November 8th, 9am – 2pm
UVLT’s Stewardship staff will lead a hike through conserved forestland to the “Great Pine Tree” on Fern Hill in Cornish, NH, a massive reminder of the trees the English Navy once sought in this area.
Our hike will cross a priority area for conservation, highlighted both by the Town of Cornish and by the federal government due to its proximity to the Saint Gaudens National Historic Site. This corridor of largely undeveloped land extends from the Connecticut River east to the Yatsevitch Forest and includes over 2000 acres of conserved land.
Along the way, we’ll pass wetlands, upland forests of different types, cellar holes, stone walls, and a historic cemetery or two. which we’ll measure to see if it qualifies as the NH Big Tree for that species! We’ll be accompanied by Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension forester for Sullivan County, and the Big Tree program coordinator for the region as well. We’ll take measurements of the “Great Pine Tree” to see if it is qualifies as the big tree for this species, either in the county, or the whole State!
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