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    Tree identifcation

    I posted an earlier thread about finding help on my new lot.

    After trying various sources with little luck, I ended up calling Moore County Forestry. The Forest ranger came out free and spent about 2 hours with me identifying all the trees we had time to come across. Also gave me good information on how to harvest and re-plant.

    Thought I would share this with anyone needing help in the future.

    What we found:

    Loblolly Pine - No Brainer, I had to take about 1,500 out and that is about 1/4 of what I have.

    Dogwoods, several - No brainer, found out they like shade and do really well if they don't get more than around 40% direct sunlight.

    Red Maple

    Black Tupelo

    Water Oak

    Laurel - shrub

    Sourwood

    Hickory

    White Oak

    Southern Red Oak

    Pin Oak

    Black Cherry

    Tons of wild Muscadine, he says if I replant those and fertilize, they will bear fruit.

    What he could not help with, is I am looking for about 20 Longleaf Pine Trees, something which will not break the bank but already has some growth in them. Any ideas?

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    Re: Tree identifcation

    Willem - yep, the local Extension/Forestry service folks are generally a great resource!

    WRT Long Leaf Pine, it is a very interesting species. LLP requires fire in order to (a) get the cones to open up and drop seed and (b) expose bare soil in order for the seed to "take".

    Generally speaking Long Leaf is usually planted as a 1 year seedling and will require about 2 years to reach it's "jump up" phase. We purchased 50 seedlings from the VDOF a couple years ago, I think we paid about $75.00 for 50 plugs. Here's a link to the VDOF seedling catalog - NC may have a similar program with the state Dept of Forestry.

    This site is a good informational reference on longleaf.

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    Re: Tree identifcation

    Long leaf pine grow in Moore County but it's slow growing and was the source of turpentine, pitch, etc in the 18th century.

    http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/pipa.html

    The NC Forestry Service can help you find seedlings or maybe small trees.
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    Re: Tree identifcation

    While I don't know if they have LLP, the Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield SC has a program for supplying seedlings.

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    Re: Tree identifcation

    Had a forestry worker as neighbor years back, we planted 6 LLP, despite best efforts none of them took.The dirt in my yard wont even grow rocks

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    Re: Tree identifcation

    If Forestry Service can't help, try to contact the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, NC State, in Raleigh.

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