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Longleaf pine's historic range | by USFWS Headquarters
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Longleaf pine's historic range

Green represents the historic range of the longleaf pine forest. It once covered more than 90 million acres from southern Virginia to Florida, and west to Texas. Because the longleaf pine evolved across this varied landscape, experts say it is best suited of all the southern pines to handle warmer temperatures, longer droughts, more intense storms and other likely climate-related stressors. Less than 4 percent remains.

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Taken on June 6, 2011