Longleaf, Far As The Eye Can See
A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest, by Bill Finch, Beth Maynor Young, Rhett Johnson and John C. Hall. Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But a complex web of factors has reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. A compelling narrative with breathtaking photography. 192 pages, 160 color photos, $35. Also available as an e-book.
University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, NC
At bookstores or (800) 848-6224.