Is it even a tree farm I'm looking for?
March 5, 2013 8:03 PM Subscribe
You know that last time you drove through Mississippi or Louisiana and you passed by acre after acre of pine trees, all in nice rows? Help me find a publicly-accessible spot like that near New Orleans so that I can use it as a background in a photo.
posted by komara to grab bag (13 answers total)
I don't know if those are even tree farms per se, or just pine trees planted in nice straight rows for some other reason. I know I've seen them nearby - maybe off of I-10 or I-59 headed into Mississippi - but I'd rather not drive that far if I don't have to, and especially without knowing where they are in advance. Years ago I was able to locate a pine tree farm on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain via Google but now when I search all I find is Christmas tree farms, which I don't think are what I'm looking for.
I can find that the rows are done by geometric thinning
and that the search term "pine plantation" might be more accurate, but it's not helping me find any of these near New Orleans.
Of course I also want to be accessing these lands legally, so I'd prefer not to just be pulled over on the side of the highway and hiking several yards in - I'd rather have permission from the land owner.