Longleaf pine trees once blanketed the East Coast. Coveted for their resin and fire-resistance, most of these trees were cut to the ground to build ships. Now, the treasured tree occupies only a fraction of its historical range.
We have been taking a few small steps toward restoring the great tree. Robin (pictured below), an intern for the Nature Conservancy, helped us plant new longleaf pine saplings all over the farm. So far, we have 280 saplings in all.