Longleaf Pine Ecosystems

Longleaf pine forests once dominated the southeastern Coastal Plain, cloaking more than 90 million acres at the time of European colonization. Old-growth longleaf pine found throughout the Southeast provided a significant source of timber and naval store products such as tar, pitch and turpentine through the early 1900s. An estimated 3 million acres of longleaf … Continue reading Longleaf Pine Ecosystems