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.

Restoration Through Partnerships

Longleaf Assistance

Conserving Diverse Forests

Education & Outreach

What's New?

Rekindling Our Connections at the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference

April 11, 2022

The Longleaf Alliance is excited to host the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference on October 25-28, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina! The Biennial Longleaf Conference moves throughout the longleaf range to accommodate the nine-state geography of longleaf enthusiasts. For 2022, North Carolina is the perfect host state as it is the “land of the longleaf pine.”…

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The Longleaf Alliance Planting Funds

March 25, 2022

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 with longleaf pine, because of its superior environmental benefits. The Longleaf Alliance works with multiple partners to provide longleaf pine seedling funds to landowners. In…

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Longleaf Pine Sustainability Analysis – Request for Proposals

July 14, 2022

Since America’s Longleaf released the Range-Wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine in 2009, comprehensive information about the spatial extent, arrangement, and condition of extant longleaf pine was largely unknown. New datasets and tools such as the Southeast Longleaf Ecosystem Occurrence Geodatabase and Southeast FireMap are now available, allowing for longleaf ecosystem-centric spatial analysis designed to…

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Longleaf Pine Cone Prospects for 2022

June 27, 2022

Unlike some other southern yellow pine species, longleaf pine cone production is variable with infrequent good crops. The process is influenced by many environmental factors over the course of the cones’ two-year development, with large differences observed from year to year and also from place to place. Having an idea of upcoming cone crops helps…

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Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Regional Longleaf Awards

May 6, 2022

Who inspires you in the longleaf community? The Regional Longleaf Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to longleaf restoration and conservation across the southeastern U.S. Awardees will be recognized at the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington, NC on October 26, 2022. More information on the awards and conference can…

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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.

The Tree

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The Ecosystem

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Restoration & Management

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What you can do

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Support the Alliance

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Events

Virtual Longleaf Foundations

Feb 2, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Managing Today for Tomorrow’s Forests – Session 2

Aug 17, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022

Managing Today for Tomorrow’s Forests Field Day

Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

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