Shortleaf Pines

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Scout
Nov 29, 2020
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Mays Landing
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Are there forests in the Pine Barrens (or elsewhere in South Jersey) that are primarily Shortleaf Pine?

I'm sure I see them all the time mixed in with the Pitch Pines, but I have a hard time telling the difference.
 

Rooftree

Explorer
Mar 24, 2017
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Haddon Township
Just this past week, I noticed two large Shortleaf Pines in a Green Acres area in a suburbia setting, a good 13 miles east of Atsion Lake. It was the large plate-like bark that made me believe it was a shortleaf. I got confirmation that it was. I forgot that this pine has small holes in its bark called 'resin pockets' so I was not looking for those. One was 80' in circumference, and the one pictured was 86".

There's a youtube that may help.


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