Beautiful swamp hardwood forest oak red oak, black gum, cypress, and many other species you don't normally find on upland woods. This area is located near a major river, and can flood 5 feet deep, as you can tell by the water marks on the bark. Great habitat for many types of wildlife, and helps control flooding.
This natural stand of loblolly pine has had the low quality pulpwood trees removed during a thinning. The objective is to leave the better quality small sawtimber trees and space the trees out. This results in much better growth in diameter and height of the trees, and will be ready for another thinning soon.