An old-growth definition for upland longleaf and south Florida slash pine forests, woodlands, and savannas
Landers, J.L.; Boyer, W.D.
General Technical Report Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service ( SRS-29): 15 pp.
Upland longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests, woodlands, and savannas once occupied most of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains of the USA, from SE Virginia south through the northern two-thirds of Florida and west to E. Texas, with extensions into the Piedmont and mountains of Alabama and NW Georgia. South Florida slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) is native to the southern half of peninsular Florida. The probable structure of and variability in old-growth forests, woodlands, and savannas of these two overlapping and fire-dependent ecosystems are described based on all available information.