longleaf pine

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long·leaf pine

 (lông′lēf′, lŏng′-)
A pine tree (Pinus palustris) of the southeast United States, having long needles and heavy, tough, resinous wood used as a source of timber and pulp and formerly as an important source of naval stores.

longleaf pine

(ˈlɒŋˌliːf) or


(Plants) a North American pine tree, Pinus palustris, with long needle-like leaves and orange-brown bark: the most important timber tree of the southeastern US

long′leaf pine′

(ˈlɔŋˌlif, ˈlɒŋ-)
1. an American pine, Pinus palustris, valued as a source of turpentine and for its timber.
2. the wood of this tree.
Also called Georgia pine.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longleaf pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbslongleaf pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree
yellow pine - any of various pines having yellow wood
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The book ends with a tableau of the extended family replanting their property in longleaf pine.
The weeds sweep in under the longleaf pine Brooke cultivates for timber, killing underbrush and driving away all the wildlife.
Longleaf pine forests have shrunk from an estimated 60 million acres before European settlement to less than 4 million acres today.
Sitton and Conrad are social historians who tell the stories of the dozens of sawmill and logging towns that proliferated when various logging companies were cutting and milling the once-abundant longleaf pine of "The Big Thicket" in East Texas.
A summer tanager sings languidly in the rising heat as I prowl through a forest of longleaf pine and turkey oak.
It is landscaped with native vegetation such as longleaf pine, live oaks, wiregrass, palmetto, and prickly pear cactus.
Southeast, for example, foresters are using fire to bring back longleaf pine stands, which have suffered from clear-cutting and a lack of controlled burning.
Forest Service, the private Nature Conservancy and other cooperators, Jones and her students also have established an ecosystem management plan at Camp Shelby that is helping restore and protect pitcher-plant wetlands, longleaf pine forests and innumerable streams.
In the Southeast, for example, oak and hickory forests with a higher carrying capacity for deer were displaced by fire-resistant longleaf pine that support only limited wildlife.
During presettlement and early settlement times, much of the landscape of this area was occupied by savannas (this term is used here to designate plant communities with an open, discontinuous tree canopy) and woodlands dominated by longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) (Bartram 1791, Baldwin 1811, Ruffin 1843, Schwarz 1907, Wahlenberg 1946, Frost et al.
Powell, Skroch and Bilderback[7] reported that a longleaf pine straw plus a fabric barrier was superior for weed control when compared to longleaf pine straw or pine bark mulch used alone.