Shortleaf Pine

Shortleaf Pine Forests

At the turn of the 20thcentury, the shortleaf pine was one of the dominant species in eastern U.S. forests. But it has declined over the past century, and today, shortleaf pines remain on just over 6 million acres—only 2 percent of their original range, according to some estimates.

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Efforts are underway to help reverse the decline of the shortleaf pine, and woodland owners like you can play an important part in their success.

In this section, you’ll learn:

Learning more about shortleaf pines and their ecological, economic and cultural value can help you determine if you’d like to be part of restoring this important species—and reveal the unexpected benefits that restoration can bring.

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