RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 785863875 LA English T1 Longleaf, far as the eye can see : a new vision of North America's richest forest A1 Finch, Bill., PB University of North Carolina Press PP Chapel Hill YR 2012 SN 9780807835753 0807835757 AB 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. This book invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem.