Montana Outdoors

December 11, 2016

Winter in a forest

Filed under: Winter — montucky @ 9:10 pm

Today I was invited to hike with a friend through a section of forest land (640 acres) that is owned by a friend of hers and which he has logged, selectively and carefully, since the 1940’s. It is my opinion that he really knew what he was doing.

Winter forest

Winter forest

Winter forest

Winter forest

Winter forest

Winter forest

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  1. He sure did (and aren’t those tree trunks straight too). Considered and thoughtful land management is a joy to behold.

    I feel lovely and cool just looking at all that snow (being a hot day here in Aust. today).

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    Comment by Vicki — December 11, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

    • Yes, this is a classic example of careful and thoughtful land management.

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      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2016 @ 9:23 pm

  2. Beautiful forest. The snow makes it even prettier.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 11, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    • Yes. It was gorgeous hiking there today. We now have three more inches since dinner time.

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      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

  3. How beautiful! What kind of trees are they in the first pic – the two tallest ones with tufted branches?

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 12, 2016 @ 1:47 am

    • Those are Ponderosa Pines that have been able to grow without being crowded due to the way the forest has been managed. That area gets a fair amount of rain and lots of sun. If they are allowed to continue growing that way, in another hundred years they will be about 3 feet in diameter at the base. I share my front yard with two like them and they are awesome.

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 9:23 am

  4. Magnificent! Yes, that landowner managed his forest well. I think I want every single one of these photos on Christmas cards, Montucky!!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 12, 2016 @ 11:22 am

    • It sure does look like Christmas up there, doesn’t it! It was wonderful to see such a happy forest!

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am

  5. They sure are beautiful with snow on them. We got about 6 or 7 inches today.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 12, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

    • Good that you are getting snow. Now if it isn’t too much… The big weather front that we have been expecting has stalled just on the other side of the Continental Divide. It’s still expected but several days later than originally thought.

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

  6. Beautiful photos!
    Snow looks so beautiful. We have a fresh blanket of it here in Alberta, but it came with -21C temperatures, so we admire the stuff from inside the house most of the time.

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    Comment by Margie — December 12, 2016 @ 5:35 pm

    • That’s cold! I think you are enjoying the storm that is supposed to move south into our area. They said now that it has stalled on the other side of the Continental Divide but later will cross and bring us night time temps much like those.

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

  7. Winter wonderland for sure!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — December 12, 2016 @ 8:35 pm

    • Nothing like the sight of freshly fallen snow on a cold morning!

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 8:51 pm

  8. Beautiful piece of land.

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    Comment by Candace — December 13, 2016 @ 10:59 am

  9. So beautiful. Some photos could be from Finland – so similar.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 14, 2016 @ 4:40 am

    • It’s good to know that you also share the beauty of the forests!

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 9:41 am

  10. What a beautiful scene. And it’s wonderful to know that its beauty has been enhanced by careful management. I was looking at the sunlight filtering down into the trees — I suspect that’s a result of very careful cutting. There aren’t any empty spaces, and there isn’t any sense of overcrowding. It’s perfect.

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    Comment by shoreacres — December 14, 2016 @ 7:48 pm

    • The owner and caretaker is now an old man and I keep hoping that there will be another caretaker as good as he to take over.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

  11. So beautiful ..

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — December 17, 2016 @ 1:44 am


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