longleaf pine

long·​leaf pine | \ˈlȯŋ-ˌlēf- \

Definition of longleaf pine 

: a tall timber pine (Pinus palustris) of the southeastern U.S. with long needles in bundles of three and long cones also : its tough coarse-grained reddish-orange wood consisting mostly of heartwood and used especially for flooring and joinery

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The floor is poured concrete, the ceiling is reclaimed longleaf pine, and the print is by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, and Alexandre Singh. Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, "How an Abandoned Texas Home Is Restored Into an Ethereal Country Getaway," 20 Sep. 2018 At first, the couple envisioned a flourishing nursery with a Southern Living-style cottage garden among the longleaf pines and scattered oaks. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake couple create haven for rare Scrub-Jays and young fans," 6 July 2018 O’Brien is one of several dozen scientists who traveled from around the country to a half-acre plot of longleaf pine forest north of Tallahassee, Florida, for the privilege of burning it all. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What the West Can Learn from Florida About Forest Fires," 27 June 2018 Visitors enter directly off the porch into a large, airy space that encompasses the living and dining areas, with longleaf pine floors and 10-foot ceilings. Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express-News, "1917 Sears bungalow in Beacon Hill home to artist couple, Chairman Maos," 11 June 2018 Behind the building lies his next project: 20 acres of longleaf pine savanna. Michael Tortorello, New York Times, "Every Plant Has a Story. You Just Need to Dig.," 4 Mar. 2018 Depending on how often lightning struck or native peoples lit fires, sequoias in California, ponderosas in the Southwest, and longleaf pines in Florida and Georgia all burned at campfire intensities every year or every ten or 20. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What If Our Forests Don't Come Back?," 9 May 2018 Loss and fragmentation of the longleaf pine ecosystem has led to a decline in the number of pinesnakes. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Louisiana constrictor snake granted protection under the Endangered Species Act," 6 Apr. 2018 Conservation measures to protect the Louisiana pinesnakes are expected to benefit the longleaf pine ecosystem, as well as other pine species, said Philip Kloer, a wildlife service public affairs specialist. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Louisiana constrictor snake granted protection under the Endangered Species Act," 6 Apr. 2018

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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