[Charles Sprague] Sargent
4heads of pale green mingling with the narrow coach hemlock & spruce. The Tamarae pine or Black pine as Contorta is called here reserves its seeds for several years, & grows well on sunny mountains, often alone, making Yellow-green growths to a height of about 2000 feet, complying with the demands of glacial sculpture in curves & belts. It is here slender & arrowy, about 60 feet high. its lower branches often killed but with fine tops.There is another spruce here, more slender & graceful than Menzies, drooping at top like Paton, leaves shorter, not prickle-pointed, from 3/8 to 5/8 inches long, the branchlets also slender. On flood bottoms some 125 feet high. near Glenora 140 miles from tidewater & 750 ft above it. Comes in dense clusters covering the top of the tree yellow & brown in color, not purple, some nearly green, slender ovate long-pointed 2 1/2 to 3 inches long, 5/8 to 7/8 diameter--a very graceful beautiful tree". (Picea alba)?In walking from Glenora (140 miles from tide water) to Telegraph Creek (155 miles from tidewater) the trail follows the Stickeen river branches, which are planted
1897 Nov 16
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Reel 09, Image 1146
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