Part Four of a Five Part Video Series

Tom Staley continues the tour of his longleaf pine preserve.  In part four, Tom shows us the “grass” stage of longleaf pine, which, at times, looks similar to wiregrass.  They can stay in this stage for years until they bud and grow.

Wiregrass and longleaf pine live in the same type of habitat.  Tom planted several boxes of wiregrass to replace all that had been removed.  It will take decades – perhaps even centuries – for the wiregrass and longleaf pine to return back to the way it once was long ago.

What takes 100 years to grow can be cut down in minutes.  This is why preservation and sustainable design are so important to Goodwin Company.