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Protecting and restoring longleaf pine forests on the Kisatchie National Forest in LouisianaAuthor(s): James D. Haywood; Michael Elliot-Smith; Finis Harris; Alton Martin
Source: Longleaf Alliance Report No. 5: 133-135
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionLongleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) forests once constituted a major ecosystem in the Southern United States stretching from southeastern Virginia south to central Florida and west into East Texas. These forests covered a wide range of site conditions, from wet pine flatwoods to dry mountain slopes. Intensive exploitation reduced the extent of old-growth longleaf forests to 20 million acres by 1935, 12 million by 1955, 3.8 million by 1985, and 3.2 million acres by 1993.
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CitationHaywood, James D.; Elliot-Smith, Michael; Harris, Finis; Martin, Alton. 2000. Protecting and restoring longleaf pine forests on the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 5: 133-135
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