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Loblolly vs Shortleaf Pine needles

16 years ago

I planted both shortleaf and loblolly pine seedlings. I'm trying to identify several seedlings but am having trouble. What is the best way to tell them apart.

I know they are one of these two species. The majority of the needles are in groups of 3, with a few in groups of 2. Does that mean shortlaef? Do loblollies have groups of 2 as well?

Thanks, John

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