Canada's tallest tree discovered in Arnprior

Canada's tallest tree discovered in Arnprior
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in conjunction with Forests Ontario have declared the revelation of Ontario's tallest tree.

At Ontario's Biodiversity Summit, the gatherings stamped International Day of Biodiversity in May with the revelation of Ontario's tallest eastern white pine.


It is an eminent 47 meters, or 154 feet, high and situated along the Ottawa River at the Nature

Conservancy of Canada's Gillies Grove Nature Reserve. The finding has been affirmed by Forests Ontario's Honor Roll acknowledgment program. To give some point of view, this tree is taller than a 13-story apartment suite and Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Conservancy of Canada's Gillies Grove Nature Reserve. The finding has been confirmed by Forests Ontario's Honour Roll recognition program. To give some perspective, this tree is taller than a 13-story condominium and Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada and forests specialists recently discovered the hidden gem within the protected forest. Visitors have ultimately been walking by this giant tree for generations.
The Grove pine now joins the many white pine all-stars of Ontario's forests. These include ancient white pine of Temagami, old-growth pine reserves in Algonquin Park, impressive protected pines in Greenwood Lake Conservation Reserve west of Thunder Bay, and the many great stands and outstanding individual pines that adorn our landscape.
In spring 2015, Steve D'Eon, a registered professional forester working for the Canadian Forest Service confirmed that Ontario's tallest eastern white pine is located in the middle of Gillies Grove. D'Eon was invited by NCC to follow up on hunches and cursory measurements made a decade earlier. He brought state-of-the-art measuring devices, and another forester as a witness, and measured the magnificent tree to be a whopping 47 metres or 154 feet. By all accounts this is the tallest white pine, and the tallest tree, in the province.

Arnprior is a Town which offers many wonderful natural attributes to explore and enjoy. The
Gillies Grove is one of our beautiful assets; where residents and visitors alike can enjoy the
allure of spending time exploring an incredible old growth forest in the town 'Where the Rivers
Meet.' We are very proud be able to welcome all our guests to home of Ontario's tallest pine
tree. Please take the time to come see what the Gillies Grove and the Town of Arnprior have to
offer," said Mayor David Reid of the Town of Arnprior.
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