Monday, February 14, 2011

James Fowler's Pines - 80 Years Later

James Fowler began setting out slash pine seedlings in 1926, and by the time that the first newspaper ever printed on paper made from pine trees (The Soperton News, March 31, 1933) he had planted 1,500,000 seedlings.

Jim Ellington recently made pictures of one the old trees that had four catfaces.  Jim said that recently another tree was found to have 75 rings.

Check the Bill Ricks of Soperton blog that mentions the reproduction of the "Slash Pine" issue, which was done February 18, 1976.

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