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.
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…Read More
2022 Regional Longleaf Awards Announced
September 13, 2022
Every two years, individuals, private landowners, land managers, wildlife biologists, conservation groups, consultants, university researchers, forestry professionals, agency and outreach personnel gather for the best and largest longleaf event in…Read More
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…Read More
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…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.