Pine, Longleaf 1-0


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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 species.