loblolly pine


Definition of loblolly pine

: a pine (Pinus taeda) of the southeastern U.S. with flaky bark, long needles in groups of three, and cones having spine-tipped scales also : its coarse-grained wood

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Clayton George walks under a canopy of mature loblolly pine. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 Most of the old growth forests were clear cut for logging operations or development, and the long-lived, slow-growing longleaf trees were replaced in many areas by loblolly pines or other fast-growing trees for the timber industry. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Controlled burns helping restore longleaf pine ecosystem in Alabama," 17 Mar. 2018 Nine varieties of free seedlings were given away including American elm, eastern redbud, laurel oak, live oak, loblolly pine, overcup oak, sawtooth oak, water oak and willow oak. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands of free seedlings given away at Arbor Day event in The Woodlands," 20 Jan. 2018 Cooper helped passed out thousands of loblolly pine seedlings to event attendees. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands of free seedlings given away at Arbor Day event in The Woodlands," 20 Jan. 2018 That’s why dogwoods and loblolly pines from East Texas don’t survive in our alkaline black clays here in the Metroplex. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Oh, the crazy things you will hear when it comes to gardening," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of loblolly pine

1760, in the meaning defined above

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