Crawford Red Pines

    Natural or Wildlife Viewing Features: Natural Area

    Viable remnants of the once vast red pine forests in the northern portions of Michigan's Lower Peninsula are very rare today. In fact, due to catastrophic widespread clearcutting and repeated fire, old natural stands of red pine may be rarer than similar stands of any other northern forest type in the Great Lakes Region, For its acreage and dense stocking of red pine, the Crawford stand represents one of the two best in Michigan. Many of the pine trees are about 2 feet in diameter and 100 feet in height. One of the larger trees was found to be approximately 200 years of age.

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