CONTAINERIZED SEEDLINGS. Virginia longleaf
pine is a medium to large size conifer reaching
heights of 80 feet or more to 2 feet in diameter.
The needles are the longest of the southern
pines extending out to 15 inches on average.
Although once found scattered throughout
southeastern Virginia, the species has all but
disappeared from the landscape. There are
only a few small native stands of longleaf
pine remaining in Virginia. This species prefers
well-drained sandy soils throughout coastal
Virginia. The wood is used for dimensional
lumber, paper and poles. Longleaf pine is
also the preferred habitat of the red cockaded
woodpecker that is listed as an endangered