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  Slash pine
Slash pine is naturally found in wet flatwoods, swampy areas, and shallow pond edges.
The pine seeds of slash pine are an excellent food source for gray and fox squirrels and wild turkey.
Slash pine is a medium to large tree that reaches heights of 80' to 115' tall.
www.sfrc.ufl.edu /4h/Slash_pine/slaspine.htm   (478 words)

Slash pines typically inhabit freshwater areas, thus tend not to be salt tolerant.
Slash pines are relatively intolerant of shading and competitors, showing decreased growth rates under shaded and crowded conditions (Langdon and Bennett 1976).
Slash pines are an important source of timber in the U.S. Its strong, heavy wood is used for construction.
www.sms.si.edu /irlspec/Pinus_elliot.htm   (1147 words)

 pinus elliottii english
Slash pine is in the yellow pine group.
Distribution: Slash pine is native to the coastal plains from southern South Carolina to southern Florida (also the lower Florida Keys), west to southeast Louisiana.
General Wood Characteristics: The sapwood of slash pine is a yellowish white, while the heartwood is a reddish brown.
www2.fpl.fs.fed.us /TechSheets/SoftwoodNA/htmlDocs/pinuselliottii.html   (482 words)

 Pinus elliottii
Slash pine grown on shallow soils with a heavy subsoil clay layer are not susceptible to annosus root rot [24].
Slash pine grows best on mesic flatwood sites and on pond or stream margins where soil moisture is ample but not excessive, and drainage is poor [24].
Young slash pine stands should not be burned for the first 5 years or until the stand is 12 to 15 feet (3.7-4.6 m) tall [22,26,46].
www.fs.fed.us /database/feis/plants/tree/pinell/all.html   (3778 words)

 Nearctica - Native Conifers of North America - Pinus elliottii
In contrast the needles of Shortleaf Pine are 3 to 5 inches long and evener shorter in Sand Pine, Virginia Pine, Spruce Pine, and Table-Mountain Pine (less than 4 inches).
Slash Pine grows naturally from Georgetown County, South Carolina, south to central Florida, and west to Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
Habitat: Slash Pine was originally found in moist, but well drained and aerated soils, of the southeastern United States, particularly along pond, stream, and lake margins.
www.nearctica.com /trees/conifer/pinus/Pelliot.htm   (397 words)

 2002 Florida-Georgia SAF Spring Symposium - Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) is one of the most important species in the southern pine region.
In those areas where slash pine is concentrated, thousands of jobs and multimillion dollar industries depend on this species.
Slash pine research and technology development since has focused on genetics, biotechnology, precision management, intensive management, economics, insect and disease resistance and much more.
sref.info /conferences/slashpine   (450 words)

 Florida Scrub Nature Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The oldest Slash Pine at the Station is 170 years old (aged by taking a sample of the core of the tree through the use of a boring tool called a core borer).
Sand Pine seeds are stored in cones on the tree for decades, and are released when heat from fire melts a wax coating and allows the pine cones to open.
The nest box on this pine is one of many used in long-term monitoring of populations of cavity-nesting vertebrates.
www.archbold-station.org /abs/abs/trail/trail/marker9-14.html   (1157 words)

 Pinelands Land Cover
Pine flatwoods occur on flat sandy terrain where the overstory is characterized by longleaf pine, slash pine, or pond pine.
An additional pine flatwoods forest type occurs in extreme south Florida on rocklands where the overstory is the south Florida variety of slash pine, and tropical hardwood species occur in the understory.
Longleaf pine or slash pine dominate the overstory, while the groundcover is similar to the xeric oak scrub community.
myfwc.com /viewing/landcovers/pineland.html   (310 words)

 TFS Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Slash pine infection, on the other hand, averages about 40%, a decline of about 20% from earlier surveys.
Slash pine is native to the southern United States east of the Mississippi River, but has been planted in East Texas for many years.
Currently most of the slash pine planted in East Texas consist of seedling stock that is genetically resistant to fusiform rust.
txforestservice.tamu.edu /shared/article.asp?DocumentID=178   (566 words)

 University of South Carolina Herbarium
This is the only pine in our state which features a "grass" stage: the young seedlings spend much of their development in the formation of a deep tap root, and the above-ground portion of the young tree resembles a patch of grass.
Slash pine is native to South Carolina from about Charleston County to the Savannah River, but has been very widely planted over all of the Coastal Plain.
Slash pine is commonly seen as a street or yard tree, frequently confused with longleaf or loblolly.
cricket.biol.sc.edu /acmoore/pinesofSC.html   (1650 words)

 Slash Pine
The Slash Pine tree is a native of the Florida landscape.
Slash Pines can also be used to reap good returns at lumber sales.
Slash pine has great economic value as a timber tree for lumber, pulp and paper, and formerly for the production of turpentine and naval stores.
volusia.org /arboretum/Trees/slash_pine.htm   (276 words)

 Loblolly Pine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) is one of the pines native to the southeastern United States.
Although Loblolly Pine grows primarily in the deep south, it ranges north along the mid-Atlantic coast to southern New Jersey, in the interior north to eastern Tennessee, and as far west as central Texas.
Loblolly Pine is the pine of the "Lost Pines" area around Bastrop, Texas and in McKinney Roughs along the Texas Colorado River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loblolly_Pine   (355 words)

 Pinus elliottii Species Account, Plant Ecology Lab, Archbold Biological Station, 17 June 2002, Fred E. Lohrer. Changed ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
South Florida slash pine is occasional in other plant communities such as Florida scrub and seasonal ponds.
Slash pine trees grow rapidly and begin to produce cones at 10 years.
South Florida slash pines of all sizes can survive low intensity fires, using a combination of a protected buds in the grass stage, thick bark, and rapid shedding of lower branches (Little and Dorman 1954).
www.archbold-station.org /abs/plantspp/pinellsppacc.htm   (581 words)

 Pitch Canker of Southern Pines Identification and Management Considerations
In slash pine seed orchards, bole cankers often develop through injuries caused by mechanical shakers (figure 14) used in cone collection.
Because slash pines vary in their susceptibility to pitch canker, occurrence of the disease may vary according to seed source.
Susceptibility of half-sib families of slash and loblolly pine to the pitch canker Fungus, Fusarium moniliforme var.
www.forestpests.org /pitchpine   (2389 words)

 Forest Productivity
Loblolly and slash pine growth response is usually large (30% to 400% volume increases) and long lived (10 to 15 years or more) with this single addition of P at or soon after planting.
Pine straw, the uppermost forest floor layer of undecayed needles, is raked, baled, and sold as landscaping mulch in the southeastern U.S. The value of pine straw as a forest product is increasing in Georgia.
Currently, there are an estimated 33.7 million (M) acres of loblolly pine, 10.4 M acres of slash pine, and 3 M acres of longleaf pine stands in the Southeastern U.S. (2001 figure).
www.forestproductivity.net /fertilization   (641 words)

 Northpinellas: If pine could opine: It's safe under me
The pine trees were there before development of Rainbow Farms and it was obvious that the native vegetation such as the saw palmetto had been grubbed away by heavy equipment.
Watering pine trees with well water that is typically alkaline will, over time, raise the soil pH to a level where our native pine trees can no longer absorb iron, which is an essential constituent of photosynthesis in pines.
If it is true that the slash pine tree is No. 1 for failure in Florida (I would like to know who counted them), it is because there are probably more slash pine trees than any other species.
www.sptimes.com /2005/09/07/Northpinellas/If_pine_could_opine__.shtml   (926 words)

 FDEP - Wetland Evaluation and Delineation: Hydric Pine Flatwoods
Hydric Pine Flatwoods are forests with a canopy of slash pine (Pinus elliottii) or pond pine (Pinus serotina) on flat, poorly drained land.
Where fires are frequent, the subcanopy is sparse or absent and the groundcover is a diverse mix of grasses and herbs—a wet prairie with pines.
Hydric pine flatwoods are common throughout the lower parts of the panhandle, especially near the coast, and are absent in the higher clayey land toward the Georgia and Alabama lines.
www.dep.state.fl.us /water/wetlands/delineation/wetcomm/hydricpine.htm   (224 words)

 Pinus elliottii: Slash Pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Slash Pine is self-pruning of its lower branches, is somewhat pyramidal when young and forms an open, rounded canopy creating a light, dappled shade beneath.
Pines gradually turn yellow and begin dying soon after construction activities have begun, or when high pH irrigation water is applied regularly to the root zone.
Pine needle scale is a white, elongated scale found on the needles.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /ST463   (1140 words)

 Slash Pine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii) is a pine native to the southeast United States, from southern South Carolina west to southeastern Louisiana, and south to the Florida Keys.
It can be distinguished from the related Loblolly Pine by the somewhat longer, glossier needles, and larger red-brown cones, and from Longleaf Pine by the shorter, slenderer needles and smaller cones with less broad scales.
The Slash Pine is also known as the Yellow Slash Pine, Swamp Pine, and Pitch Pine, though it should not be confused with the tree more usually called the Pitch Pine, Pinus rigida.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slash_Pine   (258 words)

 Pinus elliottii - Slash Pine
Slash Pine is a rapid growing Pine with dimensions of 40-60 feet and even a possible 100 feet in height.
This Pine is native to the Southeastern part of the country and has been planted outside of its native habitat for the forestry industry.
Pines are much more adaptable to Southern growing conditions than conifer trees such as spruce or firs.
www.magnoliagardensnursery.com /productdescrip/Pinus_Slash.html   (143 words)

 Landowner Fact Sheets - slash pine
Slash pine is an important commercial timber tree of the U.S. southeast Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain.
Slash pine needles are 7 to 10 inches long, and typically occur in bundles of 3.
Slash pine is a traditional source of naval stores; products such as resin and turpentine.
www.cnr.vt.edu /dendro/LandownerFactsheets/detail.cfm?Genus=Pinus&Species=elliottii   (178 words)

The bole is long and cylindrical and the crown, though open, is denser than longleaf or slash pines.
Slash pine varies from 60-100 feet in height and averages about 2 feet in diameter.
Slash pine is a valuable source of wood for the timber and pulp industries, and its copious gum production is valued in the naval stores industry.
www.gfc.state.ga.us /Seedlings/LoblollySlashSeedlings.cfm   (499 words)

 Top Grafting Loblolly Pine in the Western Gulf Region
Average survival of grafts on slash pine interstocks was 58%, of which 94% flowered with an average of 14.4 strobili per graft.
Average graft survival declined slightly to 50% for slash pine interstocks and 21% for loblolly pine interstocks.
Of the surviving grafts, 56% flowered on slash pine interstocks producing an average 4.9 female strobili and 58% flowered on loblolly pine interstocks with an average of 5.2 female strobili.
www.srs.fs.fed.us /pubs/2118   (794 words)

 P1776 Planting Southern Pines - A Guide to Species Selection and Planting Techniques
Slash has historically been favored in the Coastal Plain, not only for pulp and timber production, but as a source of resin and turpentine, along with longleaf pine.
However, loblolly pine plantings have greatly increased in the region, and many landowners and foresters are unsure as to the merits of loblolly versus slash pine.
Slash pine grows better than loblolly pine on poorly drained sites where phosphorus is limited (determined by soil test) if the site is not fertilized.
msucares.com /pubs/publications/p1776.htm   (6368 words)

 NPR : Rushing to Save South Florida's Slash Pine
A stand of slash pine in a southern Florida pine rocklands habitat.
All Things Considered, November 4, 2004 · A small habitat in southern Florida protects one of the most endangered forest types in the world -- the pine rocklands, home of the rare slash pine.
In a huge stroke of luck, the fragile habitat dodged each of the four hurricanes that hammered the state this year.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4133493   (265 words)

 Tree Details—The Tree Guide at arborday.org
Slash Pine grows well on a variety of acidic soils in full sun or partial shade.
Slash pine seeds are important food for wild turkeys, and slash pine woodlands provide habitat for both wild turkeys and whitetail deer.
The Slash Pine is an important timber tree which produces heavy, strong wood for many types of construction.
www.arborday.org /trees/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?id=117   (447 words)

 Fusiform-Rust-Hazard Maps for Loblolly and Slash Pines
On loblolly pine, the disease is most common in central and southeastern Georgia and in portions of South Carolina.
A pine 1 inch or large in diameter is considered infected if it has a gall on the main stem or on a living branch within 12 inches of the main stem.
The analysis was confined to FIA plots in the loblolly and slash pine forest types.
www.forestpests.org /rustloblolly   (2495 words)

 Anchored Reference Loci in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) for Integrating Pine Genomics -- Brown et al. 159 (2): 799 -- ...
allele was sequenced from loblolly pine haploid megagametophyte
Loblolly pine linkage groups are on the left; slash pine on the right.
DNA fragments amplified by PtIFG_9053 primers in loblolly pine (lanes 1–8), slash pine (lanes 9–16), and sugar pine (lanes 17–24) are shown.
www.genetics.org /cgi/content/full/159/2/799   (4388 words)

 Slash Pine
The Slash Pine tree is a native of the Florida landscape.
Slash Pines can also be used to reap good returns at lumber sales.
Slash pine has great economic value as a timber tree for lumber, pulp and paper, and formerly for the production of turpentine and naval stores.
www.volusia.org /arboretum/Trees/slash_pine.htm   (276 words)

 Slash Pines
The pine forests are often called wet pine flatwoods because there is standing water for a few months during the rainy season.
Study-wide, 2.8% of the pine trees were found dead one year after burning, excluding those obviously killed by other means such as lightning or windthrow.
South Florida slash pine has a high tolerance for scorching--there was nearly 90% survival of the trees whose entire complement of needles was killed in the fire.
cars.er.usgs.gov /posters/Everglades/Slash_Pines/slash_pines.html   (1034 words)

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