Identification: what kind of pine?

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    First guess was Shore Pine Pinus contorta subsp. contorta, and confirmed that with some close-up views on google street view, where you can even see the cones.
     
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    Yep, those are the ones. Thank you very much! I am uploading my photo as from my desktop now; I was struggling earlier from my tablet. Thanks again.
     

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    There are lots of pix on Trip Advisor too - some w closer view of needles

    I think that area is old industrial that has been redeveloped in to park ? When?

    I would imagine the landscape architect specified some native plants - esp for public park (still a trend isn’t it)

    I agree w P contorta ... worth having another look at needle length and bunching and bark and cones.
     

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    Thank you, Georgia Strait. I don't know the history details of Boulevard Park specifically, but it would be interesting to learn the answers to your questions. The nearby shoreline was the scene of salmon canning factory to the south, manufactured gas up the bluff, and the city dump to the north. This is in addition to the Georgia Pulp Mill a bit further north.
     
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    Ecology.wa.gov
    FYI, in case the links herein and narrative are interesting, this email was distributed by the Washington State Department of Ecology March 29, 2021. The subject title is "Ecology Cleanup Update: Fieldwork at a Beloved Bellingham waterfront Park."

    Greetings,

    You are receiving this email notice because of your interest in the Department of Ecology’s Bellingham Bay cleanup activities.

    The northern portion of Boulevard Park is also the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant cleanup site - so named for its industrial past.

    This spring you’ll see environmental contractors collecting soil, groundwater, and sediment samples for testing to help inform cleanup of this area of the park. The planned fieldwork, called a pre-remedial design investigation, will provide additional information to complete engineering design of the final cleanup action.

    For more details, visit Ecology’s blogCleaning up: Fieldwork at a beloved Bellingham waterfront park.”

    A portion of Boulevard Park on the Bellingham waterfront is also a cleanup site (click here for video)

    Ecology’s South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant webpage

    www.bit.ly/Ecology-SouthStateStMGP

    · Site details

    · Contact information

    More information?

    Contact Ian Fawley, Ecology Outreach Specialist

    425-324-5901; Ian.Fawley@ecy.wa.gov

    Best Regards,

    Ian

    Ian Fawley

    Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist

    Washington State Department of Ecology

    Bellingham Field Office | Toxics Cleanup Program

    Cell: 425-324-5901 | ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov

    All of Ecology’s offices are closed to walk-in service until further notice. However, we are still operating. Please contact me by calling my work cell 425-324-5901 or sending me an email at ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov
     
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    Washington State sure has very detailed and interesting department communications — I always look at the WSDOT for North Cascades Hiway 20 annual spring snow removal so we (in pre Covid yrs) could go and see the wildflowers

    Back to your park - hopefully the established plantings will survive tho I understand the importance of Cleaning up brownfields esp right next to Salish Sea ocean.
     
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