Of the approximately 11.2 million acres of forest in East Texas, about 2.5 million acres have been planted with loblolly pine trees ( Pinus taeda L. ) and 500,000 acres with slash pine trees ( Pinus elliottii Engelm. ). These plantations are owned by public, industrial and non-industrial private entities with industrial ownership dominating. Even though most pine plantations in East Texas are relatively young (20 years or less), plantation information is needed for management decision-making.
Ross, H. Alexis and Lenhart, J. David, "Research Report No. 31, Observed Growth Rates of Loblolly and Slash Pine Plantations in East Texas" (1994). Informal Project Reports. Paper 40.