In the southern 🇺🇸 USA, also called ◼︎ yellow pine.  Although do not confuse with sister-species also sometimes called that:

Part of 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Southeast.

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🏛🌲︎ State tree of Arkansas.

In this area (particularly 🇨🇦 Canada AB BC SK, and 🇺🇸 USA AZ CA CO ID MO MT NV NM OR SD UT WA WI WY):

  • do not move pine logs, stumps, branches, firewood nor untreated lumber
due to possible infestation by the insect mountain pine beetle (MPB)  Dendroctonus ponderosae, which carries various species of 🍄︎ fungus / mushroom  kingdom Fungi.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Loblolly pine was a major source of turpentine, and waterproofing resins for ⛵︎ boats. [1]   The Virginia Department of Forestry grows 23 million loblolly pine 🌱︎ seedlings each year (presumably for replanting of forests), as of 2010. [2]

Pinus hosts caterpillars of 247 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.


[1]  "Assessment of flux through oleoresin biosynthesis in epithelial cells of loblolly pine resin ducts."  Journal of Experimental Botany.  .

[2]  MacCleery, Doug.  "A Brief History of Virginia's Forests."  Lecture, George Mason University GMU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI, Fairfax, VA.  .  Presentation accessed .

Learn more about loblolly pine Pinus taeda

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Gymnosperm database Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of North America USDA PLANTS db USFS USFS Silvics (southern pine)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Wikipedia