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Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But a complex web of factors has reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. Blending a compelling narrative by writers Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall with Beth Maynor Young's breathtaking photography, Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem.
The University of North Carolina Press; October 2012
- ISBN: 9780807838099
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See
- Author: Bill Finch; John C. Hall; Rhett Johnson; Beth Maynor Young
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press