Thursday, February 18, 2010

Forest in the City

 
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Believe it or not, these pine trees are located right in the middle of the city of Tallahassee. They surround a house on one of the busiest streets in town. The house is practically hidden from view while just across the street is a busy shopping area that includes the biggest mall in town and behind it are office buildings.

26 comments:

Eleonora said...

The people who live in that house are very lucky!
(except for the busy mall part)

Jim Klenke said...

Is it part of a park or private? Looks like a nice place for thinking away from the noise.

Abe Lincoln said...

You know these look like they were planted by Meade Paper Company. In rows like they are.

B SQUARED said...

Urban green space;wish there was more of it.

Halcyon said...

I love those old pines. My neighborhood used to be a pine forest, so we've still got quite a few in our yard. It's nice to see that some are still surviving in the urban landscape though. Hope it doesn't change!

Lois said...

Jim--I'm sure it is a private yard. It's been like that for years.
Halcyon--I love the pines too, except when a hurricane is blowing through. They scare me the way they sway in high winds!

FA said...

Looks like a great place for a picnic, a good book and a nap.

Thanks for telling me about your Ash Wednesday. Isn't it great that we share common customs? We are definitely one in Christ! Have a blessed Lent.

Pam said...

Its lovely, Lois. The way the trees are all in a row makes me think they were planted a long time ago as a pine forest used for lumber. Pine lumber has always been a big business in Floria.

Tricia said...

Surely a patch of woods that the city hasn't been able to buy yet? A piney shot! heheheee

Jacob said...

It looks very nice. But they are, as you say, frightening in hurricanes and they do take a certain amount of work - trimming and sometimes cutting down when they get too thick.

Cezar and Léia said...

People in your city is really lucky for so beautiful scenery just at the centre!I like a lot pine trees, they are huge! :)
Léia

mbkatc230 said...

Lois, this is one of the things I love most about Tallahassee. There is so much beautiful green space there, reminds me a bit of Austin in that regard (although your trees are MUCH taller) But I swear my car still has pine needles in it from our last trip there - and that was 6 years ago! St. George is one of my favorite places too. Now that I think about it, I'd better quit blogging about it lol. Kathy

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo!

VP said...

We have some pine trees on the border of the city proper, but nothing central like this. I hope they take care of it, it's really beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Nothing wrong with a little urban forestry!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A nice pine plantation and I like the photo - its all about the light!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Looks the property owners have the best of both the city and the forest.

Don and Krise said...

Very cool. I I used to live on five acres that had once been a Christmas tree farm. All the trees were in perfect rows both ways. Great shot Lois.

Clytie said...

It looks very serene and beautiful - someone is very lucky to live there!

Tash said...

Really amazing. Is it a perserved grove or one planted around the house? Nice place for an afternoon walk.

Julie said...

It is set out like a pine plantation. So good that it has not been razed over the years.

galena said...

Are you talking about G.Square as the busy mall across the street? How did I totally miss this...

Sunny said...

That's quite unique to see a forest in the city. A nice place to meander.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

Galena--this house is on the corner of Park and Magnolia. I took the picture from the street running behind it and in front of the Lottery building.

JM said...

Isn't it great to have a forest in the middle of a city? Gladly it also (and still!) happens here where I live.

Lisa Wilson said...

It does look like you are deep in an isolated forest!