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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Longleaf Pine, Alabama State Tree'

 

19. Longleaf Pine, Alabama State Tree
Statewide, but mostly south Alabama

 


Pinus palustris, the Southern Longleaf Pine, is Alabama's official state tree. It has the largest pine cone of any pine tree in the eastern United States. It can grow to be 100 feet tall, and its wood is often used for poles or tapped for turpentine and resin. Can you find the longleaf pines growing on the Archives lawn?