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Tallpines is a place where Twolegs cut down trees for their use.[1] It is located in the Old Territories, or The Forest Territories.[2]

TallpinesLoc

The location of Tallpines near ThunderClan territory is circled in red. The Treecut Place is circled in blue.

Description

Tallpines is located very close to Twolegplace in the ThunderClan forest territory.[3] It is a controlled forest, grown for the purpose of wood for Twolegs. In the midst of Tallpines is Treecutplace, described below.[4] Since it is controlled, the ground nearby is always bare, and can be a good spot to hunt for prey.[5] The ground is also thick with layers of prickly, dead needles.[1]

Treecut place is a logging mill where Twolegs bring trees that were cut down by their monsters to be cut for them to use.[1] This Treecut place monster can be heard while cats come near.[5] It is very close to Tallpines.[3] Tigerclaw stated that the monsters spew enough poison to "make a kit go blind".[1] The Twoleg scent can already be scented here, as it drifts through the trees.[6]

Tallpines consists of numerous rows of tall, straight, shady, pine trees.[7] They were planted by Twolegs so they could be cut down and used to build things.[1] There is little undergrowth here, so warriors have to be careful when hunting in the area.[1] Prey can easily be spotted here, but so can the hunters (cats). The forest floor is flat,[7] and puddles are very muddy and unhealthy to drink here.[8]

Location History

During the fire in Rising Storm, Tallpines is heavily damaged .[9] The trees have died and turned to ash, leaving nothing but charred stumps.[9] Prey disappears, and the ground has been scorched black from the flames.[9]


Book Appearances

In the Super Edition Arc

Bluestar's Prophecy

When Featherwhisker, Bluefur, and Snowfur go to an abandoned Twoleg nest to collect catmint, they have to pass through Tallpines, and Bluefur notes that the scent of Twolegplace drifts through it. Later, she and Thistleclaw go hunting near Tallpines, as all the other forest in the territory is brittle and flattened by rain. The bare forest around Tallpines seems like a good spot to hunt for prey, but the two don't catch much. Suddenly, Thistleclaw thinks he scents a kittypet, and he jumps onto a Twoleg fence, staring through the Twoleg nests.
Goldenflower leads a patrol among Tallpines that consists of Bluefur, Thrushpelt, and Patchpelt. She orders them to split into pairs: she and Patchpelt will check near the Treecut place, and Bluefur and Thrushpelt can check the Twoleg border.

Firestar's Quest

Firestar leads the evening patrol close to Tallpines, wary of any remnants of BloodClan, the group of rogues that were brought into the forest by Tigerstar, in an effort to get ThunderClan and WindClan to join the Clan, TigerClan, which was the two Clans of, ShadowClan and RiverClan, combined under the leadership of Tigerstar. But to his and his patrol's luck, they find no remnants near Tallpines.

In the Original Arc

Into the Wild

Tallpines is introduced for the first time by Lionheart and Tigerclaw during a patrol around ThunderClan territory with the two apprentices, Firepaw and Graypaw. It is described as a place where many pine trees grow, but Twolegs cut them down every now and then for wood.
When Firepaw is doing his assessment, he is assigned by Tigerclaw to go past Tallpines and the Treecut place to the woods. He catches a mouse while in Tallpines.

Fire and Ice

Fireheart is hunting in Tallpines when he finds Smudge, and sees that his old friend has been to the Cutter. Later in the book, Fireheart is in Tallpines again, and see the brown tabby she-cat that turns out to be Princess, Fireheart's sister.
Fireheart shows Cinderpaw Tallpines and the Treecut place when he is showing her around ThunderClan territory. Later, during her and Brackenpaw's assessment, they are sent to do a hunting mission through Tallpines.
Fireheart has to collect catmint several times from Twoleg place, thus passing through Tallpines, in order to help the sick cats with greencough.

Forest of Secrets

When Fireheart is looking for Cloudpaw, he goes on the trail that leads to Tallpines, which is past the Treecut Place. Cloudpaw is seen hunting for prey near Tallpines, Fireheart finds Cloudpaw and his fresh -kill, they also see Tigerclaw and a bunch of former ShadowClan warriors by the Treecut place.

Rising Storm

Cloudpaw once goes hunting in Tallpines. Fireheart follows him, and states that tracking him through Tallpines was easy. Later when Cloudpaw gets stolen from Twolegs, Fireheart and Sandstorm go through Tallpines to rescue him.
It is mentioned that during the fire later in the book, Tallpines is one of the places that gets damaged the most.

A Dangerous Path

Fireheart and Sandstorm try to go hunting in Tallpines. But due to the fire, there is little prey. They meet up with Princess and find Twolegs searching for something.
Later Fireheart, Sandstorm and Cloudtail decide to hunt through Tallpines.

The Darkest Hour

After Firestar becomes leader, he goes to Tallpines to spend some time to himself and work out what it means to be a leader.
When Tawnypaw goes missing, Goldenflower and Mousefur are sent to Tallpines to search for her. Cloudtail and Firestar later pass through Tallpines when they go to the Twolegplace to see Princess.

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 57
  2. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page map
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 442
  4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 123
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 377
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 222
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 124
  8. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 125
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 62

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