Pinus clausa (Chapm. ex Engelm.) Vasey ex Sarg.


Bark characteristics:

The thin bark and poor pruning of sand pine allow wildfires to quickly consume entire trees, spreading from crown to crown in the dense stands. However, the hot temperatures cause the closed cones to open, and the newly exposed mineral soil below is suitable for seed germination.

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