Longleaf Pine http://wunc.org en NC Zoo Working to Preserve Pine Forest http://wunc.org/post/nc-zoo-working-preserve-pine-forest <p>The non-profit LandTrust of Central North Carolina is teaming up with the North Carolina Zoo to preserve a unique tract of Longleaf Pine Forest. The 113-acre tract in Montgomery County is a rarity for this type of growth in the Piedmont. The land has been preserved by private owners for more than a century. Crystal Cockman is a conversation specialist with LandTrust.<br> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:15:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7149 at http://wunc.org USDA Offers Help For Longleaf Pine http://wunc.org/post/usda-offers-help-longleaf-pine <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The federal government is making $800,000 available to North Carolinians trying to conserve the official state tree.&nbsp; Landowners who plant or manage stands of longleaf pine can apply now for cost-sharing help from the U-S Department of Agriculture.&nbsp;&nbsp; Longleaf forest used to cover some nine million acres of the southeastern US. But development and logging have cut it back to less than a million acres today.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:20:00 +0000 Laura Leslie 12110 at http://wunc.org USDA Offers Help For Longleaf Pine