Pine Island Sound is named after the now nearly absent Slash Pine

Pine Island Sound was named after the now nearly absent Slash Pine, a Florida native.  It was logged and replaced with the Australian Pine.  The exotic invasive now dominates the landscape (outcompeting upload and even the coastal habitats) and that spells trouble as sea levels rise…

Xavier Cortada, "Slash | Pine," digital art, 2015 (created during the Rising Waters Confab at the Rauschenberg Residency)

Xavier Cortada, “Slash | Pine,” digital art, 2015 (created during the Rising Waters Confab at the Rauschenberg Residency)

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One response to “Pine Island Sound is named after the now nearly absent Slash Pine

  1. Xavier Cortada (Miami)

    South Florida slash pine occurs in central
    and southern Florida and in the lower Florida Keys

    http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/pinell/all.html

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