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 Longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem
Longleaf pine is not only more tolerant of fire than is loblolly pine or slash pine, it actually requires fire for its survival.
However, the longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem is still in decline, and with it, the species and wildlife that depend upon it for survival.
From a botanical perspective, the longleaf forests are incredibly diverse; scientists refer to the Sandhills region as a center of southeastern biodiversity.
www.fws.gov /carolinasandhills/longleaf.html   (1882 words)

  
 Longleaf pine
Longleaf pine is the legendary southern yellow pine of forest history.
Longleaf pine is common in flatwoods, sandhill, and upland hardwood ecosystems.
Longleaf pine is a medium to large tree that reaches a height of 80' to 100' tall.
www.sfrc.ufl.edu /4h/Longleaf_pine/longpine.htm   (566 words)

  
 Goodwin Heart Pine: River-Recovered Wood Flooring, Millwork, and Stairparts: Longleaf Ecosystem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Longleaf pine is a long-lived species and can grow to the ripe old age of 300 to 400, more like a hardwood in its growth pattern than other southern pines that begin to decline with age when they reach the century mark.
Longleaf pine/turkey oak forest, mesic and wet longleaf pine flatwoods and longleaf pine savannas.
Longleaf pine/scrub oak, sandhill and longleaf pine savannas, and sandhill seep.
www.heartpine.com /longleaf.shtml   (9094 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine Regeneration
Longleaf pine is a pioneer species on a variety of sites but is intolerant of flooding during its grass stage.
Longleaf seeds should be refrigerated at subfreezing temperatures until sowing.
Beam, L.G. Longleaf pine on the Guerry Farm.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /FR064   (2739 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine
Longleaf pines may reach heights of 80 to 100 feet and diameters of 2 1 /2 feet.
Bark of the longleaf is orange-brown and scaly.
Longleaf pine is a common associate of turkey oak and is found naturally on flat, gravely and sandy soils.
www.sfrc.ufl.edu /Extension/longleaf.htm   (355 words)

  
 Plant Information Center - NC Trees - Longleaf Pine
Longleaf pine is appropriately named for its long, drooping, lustrous bright green needles.
The longleaf cone is the largest of the southern pine cones, at 6 to 10 inches long.
Longleaf pine has a tall, straight trunk and an irregular crown made up of stout and heavy gnarled or twisted branches.
www.ibiblio.org /pic/NCTrees/longleafpine.htm   (329 words)

  
 Floridata: Pinus palustris
Two longleaf pines in Georgia are co-champions on the American Forests' National Register of Big Trees: One near Tazewell is 87 ft (26.5 m) tall and a little less than 4 ft (1.2 m) in diameter; and one near Macon is 120 ft (36.6 m) feet tall and 3 ft (0.9 m) in diameter.
Longleaf pine is a slow grower, taking at least 15 years before it begins to produce seeds and more than 125 years to reach full size.
Longleaf pine heartwood, immune to decay and termites, was used for all kinds of construction, and many buildings made of longleaf pine heartwood decades and even centuries ago are still standing throughout the southeast.
www.floridata.com /ref/p/pinu_pal.cfm   (1227 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine
Longleaf pine is a long-lived, native, evergreen conifer with course, scaly bark.
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.
Pine tar from this source is used therapeutically for the same purpose as white pine tar.
scienceviews.com /plants/longleafpine.html   (754 words)

  
 NC State University - NCCES - Producing Longleaf Pine Straw
Longleaf pine grows well in a variety of soils, but most stands in North Carolina today are growing in soils that are sandy, have a low amount of organic matter in the surface layer, and are moderately to strongly acid.
Longleaf pine needles are flexible and fibrous, with lengths ranging from 8 to 18 inches.
Longleaf pine needles are usually gathered into piles with a pitch fork or mechanical rake for baling.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /nreos/forest/woodland/won-18.html   (1595 words)

  
 Alabama Tree: Southern Lonlgeaf Pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The official state tree of Alabama is the Southern Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Miller).
Longleaf pine is distributed primarily in the lower two thirds of the state.
Longleaf pine is peculiar among all trees in that it develops very little above ground during the first one to five years of its life.
www.archives.state.al.us /emblems/st_tree.html   (191 words)

  
 k-12, Longleaf pine
Longleaf pines are tall pine trees (25-40 m or 75-120 ft) with straight trunks and thick, twisted branches.
Now, not only are longleaf pines threatened, but many of the animals that live in longleaf pine forest are threatened, too.
Longleaf pine forest provides rare habitat for over 300 rare, threatened, and endangered plants and animals, including gopher tortoises, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and a dicerandra plant found nowhere else in the world.
coastgis.marsci.uga.edu /summit/k12longleaf.htm   (238 words)

  
 Environmental Home Center, Seattle, green building materials.
Longleaf pine is native to the southeastern US --it once covered 180 million acres of land.
Longleaf pine is prized for its durability, attractive grain patterns and variety of rich amber tones that deepen with age.
Because it grows slowly, long leaf pine is tight grained and is the hardest of all pines, almost as hard as red oak on the Janka scale.
www.environmentalhomecenter.com /shop.mv?CatCode=PRODUCT&ProdCode=REDHILLS   (506 words)

  
 P2201 Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
Longleaf pine's primary economic advantage is that its tall, straight, knot-free form is ideal for producing high-valued poles, which are worth 30 to 40 percent more than sawtimber.
Longleaf pine seed are larger and heavier than other pines, and the seed fall close to the parent tree.
Longleaf pine forests have a natural high diversity of understory species, and prescribed burning maintains the open understory and diversity of plant species critical to wildlife as food.
www.msucares.com /pubs/publications/p2201.htm   (2611 words)

  
 Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecoystems - Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems once occupied 38 million ha in the Southeastern United States, occurring as forests, woodlands, and savannas on a variety of sites ranging from wet flatwoods to xeric sandhills and rocky mountainous ridges.
Longleaf pine ecosystems are among the most species-rich ecosystems outside the tropics.
Because longleaf pine still exists in numerous small fragments throughout its range, it is reasonable to conclude that it can be restored.
www.sref.info /spotlight/restorelongleaf   (228 words)

  
 Pinus palustris: Longleaf Pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Longleaf Pine stays in its tufted, grass-like stage for five to seven years after germinating, growing very slowly while it develops a root system, then takes off at a moderate rate.
A distinctive characteristic of Longleaf Pine is the new growth clusters, or buds, which are silvery white during the winter.
Longleaf Pine is not usually planted in landscapes, but could be used due to its beautiful bark and nice, open habit.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /ST469   (625 words)

  
 LONGLEAF PINE
Geographic variation in longleaf pine is not as obvious as in loblolly and slash pine, but differences of commercial importance have been noted.
Longleaf from west of the Mississippi River (#1 on map) should not be moved east of the river.
Longleaf from the mountains of Alabama and Georgia (#3 on map) should not be used near the gulf coast, nor should gulf coast stock be planted in the mountains.
www.sfws.auburn.edu /sfnmc/class/longleaf.html   (2415 words)

  
 SC Department of Natural Resources
Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve was acquired and dedicated by the DNR's Heritage Trust Program to protect a seasonally-wet longleaf pine Pinus palustris savanna, several pond cypress Taxodium ascendens depressions, and the rare species associated with these ecological communities.
Longleaf forests, although dominated by a single canopy tree species, are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems outside the tropics.
These fields were once part of the longleaf savanna, and have been replanted in longleaf pine.
www.dnr.sc.gov /managed/heritage/lngleafpine/description.html   (413 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine
Longleaf pine, fat pine, Georgia pine, hard pine, heart pine, longleaf yellow pine, longstraw pine, pitch pine, rosemary pine, southern pine, southern yellow pine, turpentine pine, yellow pine.
Longleaf pine grows best in a warm, wet, temperate climate with an annual precipitation range of 43 to 69 inches.
Longleaf pine stands are successfully established by either seeding or vegetative reproduction.
www.scienceviews.com /plants/longleafpine.html   (754 words)

  
 Pine-Planting-Method   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Longleaf pine is a very rare plant in Virginia with only 4432 trees remaining in the wild.
We were interested in utilizing highway rights-of-way to start backup populations of native Virginia longleaf pine within the historic range of the tree and to measure survivorship of longleaf pine planting.
Survivorship of longleaf pine after one season was 84% and mulching generally provided effective control of longleaf pine competitors.
www.pitcherplant.org /Abstracts/Pine-Planting-Method.html   (161 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine: Pinus paulustris or australis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The longleaf pine, also know as the yellow or Georgia pine, is considered one of the most valuable trees in terms of wood products, beauty and resistance to insects, disease and fires.
In pre-settlement times, the longleaf pine flourished from Eastern Texas through the lower coastal plains and up through Virginia, covering over 60 million acres.
Longleaf pines can grow up to 100 feet in height in moist or dry sandy soils of the coastal plains.
faculty.ncwc.edu /ekosal/arboretum/longleaf_pine.htm   (257 words)

  
 Other Fine Antique Flooring
Longleaf does not grade Chestnut as strictly as we grade our Heart Pine due to the rarity of the material and the generally small sizes of reclaimed timbers.
Pumpkin pine is the vernacular term used to describe the reddish-orange heartwood of truly old growth white pine.
Longleaf only bothers salvaging oak which is quite old and has taken on "rustic" qualities such as darker tone to augments its tight, old-growth grain structure.
www.longleaflumber.com /otherfine_flooring.cfm   (653 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
Longleaf pine, when managed properly with fire, provides excellent bobwhite quail habitat.
Longleaf pine is relatively wind firm and is resistant to many diseases, insects (including southern pine beetles), and other damaging agents.
The wood of longleaf is dense and strong, with an inherent resistance to rot and decay.
www.fws.gov /southeast/partners/pfwpine.html   (359 words)

  
 Longleaf Pine - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) is a pine native to the southeast United States, found along the coastal plain from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia.
Longleaf Pine is also known as Southern Yellow Pine or Longleaf Yellow Pine, and in the past as Pitch Pine (dropped as it caused confusion with Pitch Pine, Pinus rigida).
In old growth pine the heartwood of the bole is often saturated in the same way.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Longleaf_Pine   (785 words)

  
 Longleaf pine in rebuilding mode of its own
Longleaf pine, the source of most of the hardwood-tough "heart pine" in older southern homes, had dwindled from 90 million acres across the South to less than three million in 1996, when faculty from AU's School of Forestry established the Longleaf Alliance in cooperation with Auburn-based U.S. Forest Service scientists.
Longleaf also proved harder for growers to plant commercially, and fire control efforts hampered natural regeneration of longleaf pines, which depended on fire to maintain its ecosystem.
Longleaf pines are more resistant to diseases, insects and fire than other varieties of pines, Gjerstad noted.
southeastfarmpress.com /mag/farming_longleaf_pine_rebuilding/index.html   (615 words)

  
 Forestry: Longleaf Pine
Longleaf pine occupied much of the upland areas in south Mississippi.
Longleaf pine was responsible for building many south Mississippi communities, and much longleaf was used to build New Orleans and other nearby cities.
Longleaf pine habitat also provides high quality wildlife habitat for a number of game and non-game wildlife species.
www.msucares.com /forestry/longleafpine/index.html   (245 words)

  
 Florida - Panhandle Longleaf Pine
Though only 2 percent of the original forest of old growth longleaf pines remains, what is left is part of an incredibly diverse region the Conservancy and its partners are working to protect.
GCPEP was formed in 1996 when large landowners came together to conserve and restore the dwindling longleaf pine ecosystem and the unique aquatic resources of northwest Florida and south Alabama.
Through cooperative management, including the installation of cavity nest boxes in longleaf pine trees and prescribed burning, the decline in federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers on GCPEP lands has been reversed, and the number of birds is now rising.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/florida/preserves/art16220.html   (494 words)

  
 Restoring Longleaf Pine Sandhill Communities with an Herbicide
This unique forest ecosystem is known for its dominant stands of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and pineland threeawn (Arisida stricta), with scattered turkey oak (Quercus laevis) and bluejack oak (Quercus incana).
The major reason the animals of the longleaf sandhill ecosystem are in peril is that their habitat over much of the state has been destroyed or degraded through mismanagement.
One method forest managers are using to restore or rehabilitate the longleaf pine ecosystem is reintroduction of summer fires to the sandhills of Florida.
wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu /range/lleafherb   (649 words)

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