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.
Looking for Longleaf Seedlings?
December 6, 2021
Planting season is upon us! The Longleaf Alliance knows that some folks are still looking for longleaf pine seedlings for this season’s projects. We also know that nurseries, consultants, and tree planters often have some inventory unexpectedly available. We’d like to help connect these folks! That’s why The Longleaf Alliance is trying a new longleaf…Read More
Making Connections for Forestry & Wildlife – Landowner Expo in Georgia
December 15, 2021
The Georgia Sentinel Landscape Forestry & Wildlife Landowner Expo was hosted by the Longleaf Alliance and partners on December 1st at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Georgia. The Expo boasted experts from a dozen natural resource organizations who discussed sources of professional assistance, financial incentives, and other programs available to help landowners…Read More
Longleaf Landowner Spotlight – North Carolina Sandhills
December 1, 2021
Here’s to the land of the longleaf pine. The once abundant longleaf pine forests of North Carolina are much depleted, due to the long-term effects of resin collection, overharvesting of trees, and lack of management with prescribed fire. Fortunately, there are landowners across the state who are bringing back this ecosystem. Much of the restoration work…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.