Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Southern Pine-Oak
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Growing in a variety of forest types, but fond of wet lowlands; in pure stands or mixed with other trees; often an enthusiastic colonizer of burned or logged areas; southeastern.
Stature: 90-110 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a dense, rounded crown.
Needles: In bundles of 3 or, rarely, 2; 6-9 inches long.
Bark: Blackish when young, becoming reddish brown and prominently scaly.
Cones: 3-6 inches long; each scale with a sturdy, sharp spine.
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Kuo, M. (2007, October). Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_taeda.html