Pine City Tree Community

Pine City

Pine City Natural Area supports fairly extensive stands of loblolly pine forest, which are among the last remaining high-quality stands of that type in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.  It is within a region of about 500 square miles, primarily in Monroe County, that was the only substantial area of the Delta where loblolly pine forests were characteristic at the time of settlement.

The Natural Area provides vital habitat for the last remaining colony of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Delta which are supported by the pine forest. Loblolly pine forest is genetically unique: DNA genetic testing on the pine within this community has determined that it as significantly different that the other loblolly pine in the state. This is an unique wildlife habitat and is one of the last remaining high-quality stands of that type in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The Natural Area provides vital habitat for the last remaining colony of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Delta which are supported by the pine forest.

Location: Pine City Natural Area in Clarendon
Registration: February 11, 2004
Species: Loblolly Pine Forest

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