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State Tree--Southern Longleaf Pine

The pine tree was designated as the official state tree of North Carolina in 1963.The state's nickname"Tar Heel State"originates from colonial production of tar,pitch,rosin and turpentine from the state's extensive pine forests.Eight types of pine tree are considered indigenous to NC,including the eastern white,loblolly,longleaf,pitch pond, shortleaf,table mountain,and virginia pine.During the colonial period and early statehood, the pine tree was a vital part of the economy of North Carolina.

The Alabama state tree is the Southern Longleaf Pine

Thanks to my dad we planted several of these on the border of our property. Alabama state wildflower: Oak-Leaf Hydrangea

The southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Miller) is the official state tree of Alabama.

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Alabama State Seal. Alabama, my first 16 years were spent here.

Alabama - State Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare defend our rights)

Pine cones...good fire starters

Alabama state quarter featuring Helen Keller and other Alabama symbols

Gee's Bend quilters in Alabama - Click to see all state cultural symbols