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The Longleaf Pine tree, Pinus palustris, was the basic forest timber tree a century ago, from which fortunes were made from the lumber sales.  The Longleaf Pine trees tissues are saturated with an aromatic pine resin that in the South is called 'Rosin' a sticky mix of organic chemicals that once were distilled into turpentine and shipped as 'Naval Stores' to Europe.  The resin is very flammable and remains in the stumps of trees for a century without rotting and protects all parts of the tree from invasions of fungus and bacteria.  Most of the 'Yellow Pine' forests of the last century have disappeared, but a few wildlife quail hunting preserves  remain where fires are started every year in the earthen pine straw that clears out the competitive weeds and brush from the fire-immune, tap rooted Longleaf Pine trees.  These trees can grow to 115 feet tall and thrive in sandy acidic soil profiles, but sometimes grow in clay and grow as native American trees from Virginia to Florida, and then westward towards Texas.  The Longleaf Pine tree can live up to 500 years old and the huge pinecones can be 12 inches long.

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5 of 5 longleaf pine October 3, 2015
Reviewer: Kathy H from KY United States  
Expected delivery in December but arrived within a week of ordering.  Look to be very good trees.

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5 of 5 Pine Tree December 26, 2014
Reviewer: Sandra Scruggs from Midland, GA United States  
ptofuct came on time and looks good,

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