The Legacy of Longleaf Pine

Guest post by Amber Skinner Have you ever wondered where the term “tar heel”, a common nickname for North Carolinians, came from? For centuries North Carolina residents collected tar from trees, and then they’d be covered in the messy substance: hence the name. The tar, however, came from a very special type of tree known […]

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) cones, multiple, brown - Davie, Florida, USA

Stories Happen in Forests: Ruddy

There are many ways we enjoy the forests, whether it’s camping, trail running, fishing, or hiking. There are also many different ways we can protect Southern forests and stand in solidarity with the people most affected by deforestation and climate change. We met up with Ruddy of Global Justice Ecology Project in Hypoluxo Scrub, a […]