(Photo of Torrey Pine from Torrey Pines State Reserve by Sabine Kurz)
I am blessed to live just a few miles from one of the wildest stretches of land left on the Southern California coast, the 2,000 acres of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Home to what is considered the rarest pine in the United States, it offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean from trails that wind through Coastal sage scrub plant community down and around sandstone cliffs to the beautiful beach below. As an endangered species, Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana) grows in the wild only in this bioregion of San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island. It is also planted as an ornamental tree for use in drought tolerant gardens and landscapes. It was from a downed Torrey Pine tree in a private garden, not on the Reserve, that the branch for this flute was gathered -- rescued from the jaws of the chipping machine to live on, continuing to bless the world with its spirit, beauty and song!
Measuring 20 1/2" in length, this exquisite Torrey Pine branch flute is accurately voiced to a sweet and resonant concert/recording quality Fm pentatonic scale, modes 1&4. Some of the bark has been left on, with its various depths of color and texture, contrasting artfully with the exposed, finely finished wood grain. Elk leather lacing with turquoise and horn bone beads secures the bird to its nest. To help prevent wetout, the bird has been fitted with a cedar shoe and a drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed into the air chamber.
The magnificent Torrey Pine tree sings for all endangered or threatened life forms on this good Earth
through this rare and very beautiful branch flute!
~ Jon Sherman
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