Loblolly Pine

Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

 

Loblolly pine is one of the fastest growing pine trees and can live to over 200 years, with the oldest known tree being 241 years old in South Carolina. Loblolly pine seeds were taken to space aboard Apollo 14 and later planted at the White House. Loblolly pine is an important tree for Bald Eagles.

 

Bible Verse

Luke 1:31-38

 

Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.