My Photo of a Huge Pine Tree

@kobesbuddy (57565)
East Tawas, Michigan
December 30, 2017 3:47pm CST
When Kobe and I take a walk each day, we pass by some really old pine trees, on N. Tawas Lake Road. Years back my father would look up at them in adoration and I could never figure out why! He told me they are called Jack-pine trees, that grow in the forest where we live. Now that I'm an adult, I have learned to appreciate them a lot more. It's easy to understand why Dad admired, these towering giants
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@Tampa_girl7 (26816)
• United States
30 Dec
We also have a lot of pines here. They can get really tall.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
Yes, the one on our neighbors property is probably about 80 feet tall!
@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
31 Dec
We have tall pines in the area, I love those beautiful big trees.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
We love our trees, also! They display how majestic these towing giants can be:)
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@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
@kobesbuddy They are beautiful and they smell good in summer.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jan
@LadyDuck Yes, I love the smell of pine trees, during the summer.
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@andriaperry (61467)
• Anniston, Alabama
31 Dec
I adore all trees, some make me feel so small.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
Oh I love trees, too! They are so strong and majestic!
• United States
31 Dec
@kobesbuddy It is wonderful to see such trees as they remind us of how we can look at age with some respect. Those trees have been around for a very long time! I cringe every time I hear of a fire in Northern Michigan because it destroys history.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
Yes, there was a terrible fire that went through, about five years ago. What a tragic loss!
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@Susan2015 (21966)
• United States
31 Dec
That sounds like a really nice place to walk Kobe. Some trees here are just huge.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
My father would be over 100 years old and some of these trees were here, before his time!
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@marlina (79730)
• Canada
30 Dec
That is a huge tree all right.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
I walk past it each day, but never thought to get a photo until this afternoon.
@Happy2BeMe (75409)
• Canada
30 Dec
They are beautiful trees and I love the smell of walking through the forest.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
Oh, yes! I do too:)
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
30 Dec
I live basically in the woods, so I have plenty of trees to look at- but most of our pine trees are itty bitty.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
I'm not sure if there are many pine trees, in Florida.
@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Dec
I love trees, sadly very few grow here without a lot of help.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
These trees were growing here, over 100 years ago. When Dad built this home, we were the only house, on this side of the road! LOL
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Dec
It does make me wonder how old those trees are @kobesbuddy
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
@rebelann If they die or get cut down, the rings are counted. One ring counts as one years growth.
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@alberello75 (19442)
• Genova, Italy
31 Dec
I see. They are fascinating looking trees.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
It stands around the corner from our home.
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@alberello75 (19442)
• Genova, Italy
31 Dec
@kobesbuddy Good for you. Unfortunately, in my city, these types of trees are not easily seen.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
@alberello75 We live on the outskirts of a forest, with houses built throughout.
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@aureliah (19625)
• Kenya
31 Dec
Looks like you really have a good walk. Its a pleasure having such nature
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
These forests around here are beautiful, if we really stop to look.
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@aureliah (19625)
• Kenya
1 Jan
@kobesbuddy I can see from the photo that the trees are extraordinary
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jan
@aureliah They are really big, I enjoy trees around here.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
31 Dec
That's a huge pine tree. It's admirable.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
There are quite a few left, that weren't cut down.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
31 Dec
@kobesbuddy Good to know. Let's hope they won't cut down the rest of the pine trees.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
@toniganzon I'm a wildlife lover! From animals out in the forest, to naturally grown trees and wild flowers.
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@saritflor (4124)
• Israel
31 Dec
Any reason for the name "Jack"? Nice photo
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
It's short for lumber-jack. Men who worked to clear this land of trees to create a town, were called 'lumber-jacks.'
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@saritflor (4124)
• Israel
31 Dec
@kobesbuddy I've Learned something new..
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
@saritflor Awesome, I'm really glad!
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@MALUSE (44798)
• Uzbekistan
30 Dec
Is it a sequoia tree?
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@MALUSE (44798)
• Uzbekistan
30 Dec
@kobesbuddy I like you calling me Mary Lou!
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
@MALUSE Well guess what, I've missed hearing from you! Where have you been?
@MALUSE (44798)
• Uzbekistan
30 Dec
@kobesbuddy What? I post something nearly every day. You've overlooked me and my brill posts. :-)
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@NJChicaa (47631)
• United States
30 Dec
I live in the Pine Barrens which is a special area. Loads of pine trees I don’t particularly like them.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
Most of the trees in our section of this woods, are oak and maple trees.
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@NJChicaa (47631)
• United States
30 Dec
@kobesbuddy we have white oaks in our yard. Maples, oaks, and pine trees around us. The Pine Barrens is a “thing” though in this area.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
@NJChicaa My preference is the maple tree, we have six of them in our yard.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
31 Dec
I have also saw huge pine tree here too. I think people use for wood purposes them.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
Many of these trees have been cut down, for building material.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan
@kobesbuddy we also have same problem
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jan
@khagendra1994 Also, Dutch Elm Disease, killed all of the elm trees in our forest.
@Courtlynn (55303)
• United States
31 Dec
Just trees to me.. but.. glad you enjoy them
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
I'm crazy about trees and anything connected with outdoors and nature.
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@Courtlynn (55303)
• United States
31 Dec
@kobesbuddy thats good.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
@Courtlynn Animals are my weakness, for sure.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
30 Dec
It looks quite sturdy - I can't imagine that being blown down.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
We've had trees like this one fall over, during high winds!
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@Kandae11 (40358)
30 Dec
@kobesbuddy Really! probably because they are very aged.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Dec
@Kandae11 Yes, when they rot, it's from the inside out.
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@Hannihar (44393)
31 Dec
It was very big.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
Yes, it's a pretty big tree, that's for sure!
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@Hannihar (44393)
1 Jan
@kobesbuddy It certainly is Kharla.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
31 Dec
That is a tall pine tree.We do not see many pine trees here.But yesterday I came across two or three young pines.Not very tall.
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@kobesbuddy (57565)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Dec
We have many young trees, mostly oak or maple trees.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
1 Jan
@kobesbuddy Oak trees,yes.But not Maple trees.
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