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Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Pinus taeda, commonly known as loblolly pine, is one of several pines native to the Southeastern United States. The wood industry classifies the species as a southern yellow pine. Loblolly pine is the second-most common species of tree in the United States, after red maple. Loblolly pine can reach a height of 98 to 115 feet with a diameter of 1.3 to 4.9 feet.

The common name loblolly is given because the pine species is found mostly in lowlands and swampy areas. The word “loblolly” is a combination of “lob”, referring to thick, heavy bubbling of cooking porridge and “lolly”, an old British dialect word for broth, soup, or any other food boiled in a pot. In the southern U.S., the word is used to mean “a mudhole” or “a mire”.

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