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The most common South Florida Pine, the Slash Pine grows to 100″ with a characteristic dense rounded crown. Pine Flatwoods need periodic fires, often caused by lightning strikes, to maintain their pine tree habitat. The fast growing second growth stands of Slash Pine form a large part of the pine forests across Florida. Dark green glossy needles, about 12″ long, grow in bundles of 2 or 3 needles. The wood is hard and durable, most often used for pulp wood for paper production.
Latin Name: Pinus Elliotti Var. Densa
Habitat: Pine Flatwoods