On this past Saturday and Sunday I attended our two blueberry
festivals. We always have two here in New Jersey. One of them
was up in Whitesbog
http://www.whitesbog.org/ , the birthplace of the
cultivated highbush blueberry. The other one was in the Town of
Hammonton, the home of the world's largest blueberry farm
http://www.atlanticblueberry.com/ . Their fields are all
Anyway, at Whitesbog I took notice of some Pin Oaks up there.
I rarely see pin oaks. But in the old village they have several,
and one of them has a little plaque on it with the common and
scientific names. I photographed the largest one I saw, which
may have had a CBH of 7 feet. When I photographed it I just
happened to get someone in the picture. That was not planned.
Later I was admiring a decent-sized Pitch Pine. Since I had my
father with me I asked him to take a picture of the tree with me
in front of it. Now I remember why I don't like pictures taken
of me! This Pitch Pine may have a CBH of just over 6 feet.
That's my guess.
So I've attached my photos of the largest Pin Oak I saw
there, and three photos of one of the nice Pitch Pines there in
the village. Picture # DSC01576 is a broad view showing a few
other Pitch Pines, but the pine in the other pictures is hidden
on the left side of that picture.
P.S.- on a side note, I believe New Jersey is the second
largest blueberry-producing state, and the third largest
cranberry-producing state. But I thought the cranberry figure
had changed after a large farm got sold for preservation. I