Pine forests... by marlboromaam

Pine forests...

South Carolina's number one cash crop and most renewable resource. A tract belonging to the Hunt family and next to my good neighbor will be clear cut this coming week. I know it has to be done, but when it's done - summers are a little hotter until the younger trees are a little bigger again. The AC will just have to work a little harder which means my electric bill will rise with it.
Such a pity they have to go, beautiful capture of these wonderful pines.
February 27th, 2021  
@ludwigsdiana Thank you very much, Diana!
February 27th, 2021  
Nice capture of that pretty forest.
February 27th, 2021  
Nice tones and landscape layers.
February 27th, 2021  
@mittens Thank you, Marilyn!

@dutchothotmailcom Thank you, Esther!
February 27th, 2021  
How quickly do they grow and what is the main use of these trees?
February 27th, 2021  
@wakelys They grow pretty quick - loblolly pines. The ones around me are over 25 years old and are huge - can't wrap my arms around them and touch my fingers. The main uses are lumber, followed by pulp for paper.
February 27th, 2021  
@marlboromaam thank you for such a prompt response.19.20 hrs U.K.
February 27th, 2021  
@wakelys ??? LOL! Not sure how prompt I was, but I try. =)
February 27th, 2021  
Lovely woods
February 27th, 2021  
I like the lines and the hint of the sky way out there in the background.
February 27th, 2021  
@jernst1779 Thank you, Jean!

@wag864 Thank you, Kas!
February 27th, 2021  
Love the repeating verticals.
February 27th, 2021  
@ljmanning Thank you, Laura!
February 28th, 2021  
I like the lines of pine forests, and loblolly do grow quickly - but I feel for you in the interim. I'm not a fan of clear-cutting - though I understand the reasons for it - but it always looks so "destroyed" to me. There's a lot of there here, to.
February 28th, 2021  
Glad you got the shot before the loggers came... I know this breaks your heart.
February 28th, 2021  
@milaniet There's one - just one - long-leaf pine in the midst. I hope they don't cut it down! They're becoming rare. It does look like massive destruction - like when hurricane Hugo hit back in 91.

@kvphoto Me, too. It is sad, but it's Hunts' property and he has make his land pay. About 10 years, it will be looking better - another five to 10 and they'll be cutting again.
February 28th, 2021  
Great composition and colours.
March 1st, 2021  
@haskar Thank you very much, Haskar!
March 1st, 2021  
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