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Go Native—Grow Native: Loblolly Pine

Submitted by Gary Chafin, Virginia Native Plant Society, Northern Neck Chapter

Loblolly pine

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is the second-most common tree in the entire U.S. The most common is the red maple.

The loblolly pine, a fast-growing evergreen, can be up to 100 feet in height, with a trunk up to four feet in diameter, but most trees are smaller. The bark on its columnar trunks is brown with a reddish tinge. The stiff green needles…

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