May. 12, 2017


I was fascinated when I learned that the first migrant workers on this continent were European.  Well before Jamestown, large numbers came here in the summer to fish, hunt, mine, and cut timber.  Tulip-trees were one of the most desirable.  Their tall strait growth was ideal for masts, spars and beams.  The current national champion is 100 feet tall, with a girth of 390 inches.  I'm sure the trees of the forests of the 1600's were even larger.