The subject of this week’s Forestry Friday is Ponderosa pine. It is a tree that I deal with in my job everyday. I been involved in the harvesting and planting of millions of these trees. Ponderosa pine is one of the most common pines in the Western United States. It’s range goes from British Columbia to Mexico. It is an important commercial species and a member of the yellow pine family. It is a three needle pine. Now that is enough silviculture class. You can look up all the information on Ponderosa pine you want online, but I want to look this tree with an artistic eye. It is one of my favorite trees.
I always enjoy painting Ponderosa pines with their big bark plates. These big old trees have a very artistic look to them. I did this watercolor from a photo of Hunter, my old dog, sitting in front of a big pine. It isn’t a great composition, but I liked Hunter sitting in front of this tree and making his “eager” face.
I want to give you a look into my world among these amazing trees. So enjoy I hope you enjoy the images.