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North Carolina State Tree:

Loblolly pine trees - click to see all state trees
Loblolly pine trees in a mixed-growth forest - photo by C.J. Peters
on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
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Pine Tree

The pine tree (no specific type) 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 North Carolina, including the eastern white, loblolly, longleaf, pitch, pond, shortleaf, table mountain, and virginia pine.

Pine cones  - click to see all state trees
Pine cones L-R: endangered Longleaf Pine, Loblolly Pine, Alder -
photo by Vicki's Nature (unaltered on Flickr); noncommercial
use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.
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During the colonial period and early statehood, the pine tree was a vital part of the economy of North Carolina. Pine trees continue to supply North Carolina with many important wood products (particularly in the building industry).

Longleaf pine in "grass" stage - click to see all state trees
Longleaf pine ("grass" stage) inGeorgetown, South Carolina -
photo released by Dave (aka Pollinator on The Best Links.com).
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Source:
State Tree - Pine: North Carolina State Library
Links:
All State Trees - National Tree

    

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