"Pine clad hills..."
Most of the white pines were
destroyed by a root killing disease
brought over on early european vessels.
Large pines were prized for lumber and
once harvested failed to return.
The rare Red Pine grows in small stands.
This one at the edge of the Topsail
barrens as been designated as
an ecological reserve.
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