Our big Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)

Western White Pine ( Pinus monticola) with circumference of 2.59 m towers above the surrounding trees on Habrich Ridge. (Photo by Judith Holm)

Western White Pine ( Pinus monticola) with circumference of 2.59 m towers above the surrounding trees on Habrich Ridge. (Photo by Judith Holm)

Our recent post on Red-flowering Currant mentioned that it is a known host for White Pine Blister Rust. This inspired our member Judith Holm to share her recent observations on the beautiful Western White Pines she has found in the area above the Sea to Sky Gondola. While there is some evidence there of trees with the disease, most are healthy and there is one surprisingly large individual.

See Judith’s full discussion of her findings.