White Pine Mini Journal
- Spiral bound mini journals measure 3.5″ wide x 5″ tall.
- The paper and cover is environmentally safe 100% post-consumer recycled, with lines on one side of each page.
- There’s a story inside the cover that relates to the artwork on the front.
- Made in the USA.
- Handmade in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State
The following description appears on the inside cover of your mini-journal.
Inside Cover DESCRIPTION
The Eastern White Pine is the tallest tree species that grows in the East…it grew to heights over 220 feet. For a building material it has no peers; it was so prized by early lumbermen that it became the only tree species, historically, that was the goal of exploration. The location of prime white pine stands along rivers were soon followed by small settlements.
Though the vast virgin stands of tall white pine of the past centuries are gone, the tree has made a great comeback throughout most of its former range. It is an aggressive pioneer species that readily invades old fields and forest openings. Stands of old growth white pine are extremely rare, but a few small uncut patches still survive in preserves.
The white pine was sacred to the Iroquois Indian Nations and was called the “Tree of Peace” because it was chosen as the tree to bury their war hatchets under; a pact of common peace was thereafter initiated.
Few things are as soothing and peaceful as listening to the wind blowing through the boughs of great tall white pine trees. In the forest they grow to well above the rest of the canopy when mature. In their habit, grace, and beauty they stand majestic and seem to rule over all the other trees of the Eastern forests.
artwork and text by Steve Sierigk © 2003