Growing Longleaf Pine for Future Generations

Longleaf pine, often described as majestic and diverse, once dominated the landscape across the southeast. In its heyday, longleaf covered nearly 90 million acres of land, stretching from southern Virginia to East Texas. Today, less than three million acres are grown nationwide. For Betty Lou Young of Winn Parish, the beauty of longleaf pine that she remembered as a child was never far away from her thoughts.