Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pitch-pine, the most valued pine-timber of the United States, largely employed in American dockyards and exported in immense quantities to Britain, is the wood of Pinus australis (sometimes called P. palustris), the Georgia pitch-pine or yellow pine of the southern States, one of the group with three needle-leaves on each dwarf-shoot. It grows on the sandy "pine barrens" of Georgia, Florida, and Carolina, and yields much tar and turpentine as well as timber. Its bright-green needles are often a foot long. P. rigida, the pitch-pine of the northern States, with short dark-green needles, is more used for fuel.