Sunday, November 20, 2022

Sugar Pinecones & Birch Logs

Birch logs and fresh large sugar pinecones have arrived! Love how this customer embellished her front porch for the season with our birch logs and pine! These logs were just not meant to be cut and stacked by a fire place. We have seen them turned into many inspirational projects from canopy beds, to ladders to hang copper pots, and even curtain rods. We have used them on front porches in urns, in large wreaths cut up, and table vignettes. 
We love Sugar Pinecones wired in a tree topper, tucked in cedar on a mantle, wired to a great pine wreath, or placing them in a centerpiece on a dining table or buffet. They are huge measuring usually between 9-18 inches long. They are the longest and largest pine cones and are wonderful to add a touch of nature to your Fall and Winter look. 
Pinus lambertiana (commonly known as the sugar pine or sugar cone pine) is the tallest and most massive pine tree, and has the longest cones of any conifer. The species name lambertiana was given by the British botanist David Douglas, who named the tree in honour of the English botanist, Aylmer Bourke Lambert. It is native to the mountains of the Pacific coast of North America, from Oregon through California to Baja California.