Pining Away

Use this sonnet to learn more about Pinus radiata, the Monterey pine. Monterey pines are considered an invasive species these days in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but their (metaphorical) roots on the San Francisco Peninsula go pretty deep—before it was a peninsula! A strange story, these California trees starts with a land now found far out to sea— west of the famous San Andreas … Continue reading Pining Away