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High Pine

High pine is closely related to pine flatwoods. Dominated by a relatively open longleaf pine overstory and a wiregrass understory with occasional clumps of turkey oaks, this habitat differs from the flatwoods in that high pine is found in areas where there are rolling hills. Consequently the land is usually well drained and the soil is very low in nutrients.

The long leaf pine is an important species to the logging industry. Widely distributed in the sandhills and clayhills regions of the panhandle and central Florida, much of the land is privately owned and logged for use as a source for pulp.

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