Many private forest landowners in the South are interested in restoring native longleaf pine forests because of the higher wildlife, recreational and aesthetic values associated with longleaf compared to other southern pine species. The appeal of the open, park-like longleaf woodlands typical of lands managed for bobwhite quail is strong for many landowners. In addition, longleaf has: greater insect, disease and fire resistance; and longleaf yields higher forest product values compared to other pines.

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