• A lob tree was an evergreen, often like this white pine, trimmed of lower branches and smaller trees and brush around it to mark the head of the portage or a campsite.

Lob Tree

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • With its neighbors cut away, the lob tree could be more easily seen from a distance. This pine, on the Kawishiwi River in Minnesota, was probably a survivor of logging and fire, when a young Arthur Carhart, working for the Forest Service, took this photograph in 1919. Carhart became one of the leading voices for wilderness preservation in North America.
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  • Cultural Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
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