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Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

Updated Mon October 19, 2015

Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

Click above to view a trailer of the film: Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

Georgia-Pacific is supporting a new documentary called Secrets of the Longleaf Pine, which explores the complex layers of life in the longleaf pine environment. Once blanketing the coastal plain of the Southeastern United States, longleaf pine forests are among the most biologically diverse environments in the world.

The longleaf pine is also closely tied to the history of Georgia-Pacific. In the 1960s, Georgia-Pacific revolutionized the plywood industry with a new process that allowed us to create quality plywood from Southern pine. Longleaf pine is one of several species included in the Southern pine category, so it played a critical role in our company's success in the latter half of the 20th century.

But longleaf pine trees provide much more than plywood. From lumber to resins and medicines, these trees have had many uses, virtually all of which have been important to the South’s livelihood. And people aren't the only ones benefiting from these forests. An abundance of plant and animal species live in longleaf forests. Secrets of the Longleaf Pine examines at-risk inhabitants such as gopher tortoises, red-cockaded woodpeckers and indigo snakes.

Check out this infographic to learn more about the longleaf pine and what Georgia-Pacific is doing to help restore this important habitat.

We also invite you to check your local stations for air dates and times. You can learn more about the longleaf pine here.

Longleaf Pine

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