Longleaf Pine Forests

When early explorers first visited the Southeastern U.S., they encountered vast forests of tall, stately pine trees. These were longleaf pines, and they remain vital to ecosystems and economies in the South today.

Overexploitation and other changes to the landscape have destroyed or fragmented many longleaf pine forests. But woodland owners have the power to change that. With the right knowledge and tools, you can help restore and manage these important trees.

In this section, you’ll learn:

Woodland owners can play an important role in preserving and protecting the longleaf pine—if they start with a plan that makes sense for them financially and ecologically.


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