Year of Project: 1994
Trees Planted:22,102

The Black Creek Ranger District, DeSoto National Forest in Mississippi, planted approximately 22,000 longleaf pine on 43 acres to enhance the habitat for the gopher torto… Read More

Black Creek

Year Planted: 1994

Trees Planted: 22,102
Location: Mississippi

The Black Creek Ranger District, DeSoto National Forest in Mississippi, planted approximately 22,000 longleaf pine on 43 acres to enhance the habitat for the gopher tortoise, a Federally threatened species since 1987. Longleaf pine and gopher tortoise management are compatible, therefore making the longleaf pine an excellent species choice for this project. Both longleaf pine and the gopher tortoise require periodic growing seasons burns to reduce competition and to encourage a herbaceous food source for the tortoises.


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Black Creek

Year Planted: 1994
Trees Planted: 22,102
Location: Mississippi

The Black Creek Ranger District, DeSoto National Forest in Mississippi, planted approximately 22,000 longleaf pine on 43 acres to enhance the habitat for the gopher tortoise, a Federally threatened species since 1987. Longleaf pine and gopher tortoise management are compatible, therefore making the longleaf pine an excellent species choice for this project. Both longleaf pine and the gopher tortoise require periodic growing seasons burns to reduce competition and to encourage a herbaceous food source for the tortoises.



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