Thursday Trees: Land of the Long Leaf Pine (Throwback Thursday)

Throwback Thursday and Thursday Trees are together at last! Hope you enjoy!

Longleaf pine, is found in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from southeastern Virginia to central Florida and west to eastern Texas,
and in the Piedmont region and Valley and Ridge province of Georgia and Alabama.” [https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_pipa2.pdf]

Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen, Georgia

After reading “The Ecology of A Cracker Childhood” by Janisse Ray, (Great book! I recommend it!), I began to notice these magnificent trees were all around Georgia, not just in the state parks.

“Longleaf Pine, reaches a height of 98–115 ft and a diameter of 28 in. Longleaf Pine takes 100 to 150 years to become full size and may live to 500 years old.” [https://www.augustaga.gov/1645/Longleaf-Pine]

Its leaves or needles grow 10 to 18 inches long, in crowded clusters of 3 to a sheath; cones are 6 to 10 inches long and dull brown.

The Southern Documentary Project: Longleaf, The Heart Of Pine View the video below.

Have you seen a long leaf pine around?

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