Loblolly Pine

Loblolly Pine trees can be found growing in many places around the Agnes Scott Arboretum, including at the tour stop that we call Forest Succession.

The Loblolly Pine tree, or , is a coniferous tree that is native to native to Georgia and across the southeastern United States.  At its full height, it grows from 98-115 feet tall, making it the largest of the southern pines.  It can be identified by its can be identified by dark green needles, and bright green seed cones with ¼ inch spines.  You can identify these features in the photo below of the needles of a Loblolly Pine tree at the Agnes Scott Arboretum.

 Loblolly Pine Needles

A bit of Loblolly Pine Treevia–The “Eisenhower Tree”, a tree on the 17th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, was a Loblolly Pine.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a member of the golf club, hit the tree when aiming for the hole so many times that he once proposed at a club meeting that it should be cut down!

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