This slightly O/T but maybe of interest to some people... "The Effort to Restore Virginia's Native Longleaf Pine, 2014 Update"
(24 pages): http://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/blackwater/longleaf-pine-restoration-d2-1.pdf
Excerpt: "A 1998 census of longleaf pine in Virginia found that approximately 4,400 longleaf pine remained on less than 800 acres(Sheridan, et al. 1999). The census counted longleaf pine, including seedlings, on habitats or stands known to contain native trees and did not include non-native ornamental yard trees.
Half of the census trees were identified as non-native longleaf pine from Louisiana that were planted by Union Camp Corporation in the 1950s as part of a reforestation project. When even more stringent criteria are used (by coring the
trees, determining their age and eliminating those prior to an era of possible planting in the 1950s) we can now claim fewer than 200 longleaf pine trees as being truly native to Virginia.
Most of these are located in and around the Blackwater River basin (Figure 1). The census population of native Virginia longleaf pine pales in comparison to historical estimates (Frost 1993) of hundreds of millions of trees occupying almost 1.5 million acres in the southeastern Coastal Plain and Piedmont provinces of Virginia."
The document also has maps showing where native Virginia Longleaf Pines are being replanted today.