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.
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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