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    Author(s): William D. Boyer
    Date: 1997
    Source: In:Longleaf pine: a regional perspective of challenges and opportunities: Proceedings of First Longleaf Alliance Conference; 1996 September 17-19; Mobile, AL. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 1. Auburn University, AL: Longleaf Alliance: 28-29.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    One of the principal southern pines, longleaf (Pinus palustris Mill.) is the key tree species in a fire-dependent ecosystem. In pm-settlement times, longleaf pine forests covered much of the southeastern United States.Once the most extensive forest ecosystem in North America dominated by a single species longleaf pine now occupies only about 3 percent of its former range.

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    Boyer, William D. 1997. Longleaf pine can catch up. In:Longleaf pine: a regional perspective of challenges and opportunities: Proceedings of First Longleaf Alliance Conference; 1996 September 17-19; Mobile, AL. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 1. Auburn University, AL: Longleaf Alliance: 28-29.

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