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 – Accepting Project Requests
By The Lonlgeaf Alliance
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…Read More
Flora of Xeric Longleaf Pine Video Series
July 9, 2021
If you are interested in learning more about the plants of longleaf pine habitats, check out this 3-part “Introduction to the Flora of the Xeric Longleaf Pine Community” video series. Lisa Lord from The Longleaf Alliance, Clemson Extension Agent TJ Savereno, and Sudie Thomas with USDA NRCS provide an introduction to xeric longleaf pine sandhills…Read More
2020 Range-wide Longleaf Accomplishments
July 7, 2021
America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) released its 2020 Range-wide Accomplishment Report celebrating a decade’s worth of accomplishments and significant progress towards restoring longleaf pine. Despite a turbulent 2020, ALRI’s dedicated partners proved resilient and recorded over 1.9 million acres of accomplishments ranging from new longleaf establishment, prescribed burning, land protection, and maintenance activities. Read the full report HERE.…Read More
TLA Joins 1t.org with 5.5 Million Tree Pledge
May 4, 2021
The Longleaf Alliance has joined the Trillion Trees Community with our pledge of planting over 5.5 million longleaf pine trees by 2030. We are excited to be in excellent company with other corporations, governments and non-profit organizations in the @1t.org US Chapter, led by the World Economic Forum and American Forests. See our full pledge…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.