Ensuring a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem
The Longleaf Alliance works throughout the Southeast U.S. to guide longleaf restoration, stewardship, and conservation using science-based outreach, partnership engagement, and on-the-ground assistance.
The Longleaf Alliance Planting Funds
February 6, 2023
Because of the tremendous public benefits that flow from healthy private forests, many incentives (including “cost-share”) exist to encourage landowners to plant, grow and manage forests. This is especially true…Read More
Learning While Burning
March 30, 2023
Learn & Burn workshops provide landowners with hands-on prescribed fire opportunities while also networking with others in their communities who utilize prescribed burning to manage their woodlands. What is a…Read More
Pints for Pines – Bringing Back Longleaf in North Carolina
March 24, 2023
The Longleaf Alliance loved celebrating with new and old friends at the Pints for Pines Longleaf Planting day at Cotton Creek Preserve on March 13, 2023. More than 30 volunteers…Read More
Longleaf Pine and Water Research Forum
March 8, 2023
The Longleaf Alliance, U.S. Forest Service, The Jones Center at Ichauway, University of Georgia, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, and the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water brought together natural…Read More
What is Longleaf?
John Gould Curtis described longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Miller) as the "pride of the south." He stated, "the longleaf pine tree would probably not be considered very beautiful with its long, scaly trunk and rather scraggly branches, but a whole forest of tall, straight poles canopied over with dark green plumes of long, shaky needles is most attractive and majestic." We would tend to agree that there are few places in the world that are as beautiful as a forest of longleaf pines.