LONGLEAF PINE PRESERVE
With the longleaf population on the decline, we are working to remove some of the non-longleaf trees and overgrowth from the battlefield property and plant longleaf pines in hopes of providing the dwindling species with a better chance of recovering.
Battlefield Pines: Now vs Then
There was little moonlight shining through the thick canopy of Longleaf Pines towering over the battlefield on August 16th, 1780. In the past 240 years, the once highly populous Longleaf Pine has become endangered.
What are Longleaf Pines
The Longleaf Pine is native to the Southeastern United States and is one of the most common trees found in South Carolina. Growing to heights between 90 and 115 feet and over 2 feet in diameter, these trees are characterized by their long needles and spiny cones.
Why Preserve Them
The decline in the Longleaf Pine population is not irreversible. Our reforestation efforts present an opportunity to give the Longleaf Pine’s population a better chance to recover, which is greatly beneficial to the ecosystem.