Young White Pines

These young white pines alongside the trail are taking advantage of the sand and mineral soil that was exposed when the Park & Ride was created; they also thrive on the sun that the trail has opened up for them.  White pines “show their age,” because each year’s growth has a single leader stem, with a “whorl” of 5 to 8 lateral stems at its base.  Count the whorls on one of the young white pines, and you will know how long ago the work on the Park & Ride took place!

Londonderry Trailways thanks the Londonderry Conservation Commission for their assistance in creating “Nature on the Trail’

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