It is now estimated that native Longleaf Pine trees only cover 3% of their original habitat!!!
Plant a Pine is focused on Longleaf Pine which long been prized for their commercial use in building houses, ships, and railroads and their resin used for making turpentine. Mature longleaf ecosystems support more than 30 endangered and threatened species, including red-cockaded woodpeckers, gopher tortoises, and indigo snakes. Regular burning to restore their natural rhythms enables longleaf pine to become rich, stable ecosystems. Longleaf pines are fire-adapted and dependent on burning which stabilizes and enriches the soil.