Historic Markers Across Georgia



Longleaf Pine Planting



Marker ID: GHM 099-6
Location: Ga 190 just west of Ga 85W intersection
County: Meriwether
Coordinates: N 32° 50.949    W 084° 42.075
  32.84914365    -84.70125409
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3VNZ
Longleaf Pine Planting Marker  



Text:

In the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt´s sojourn in Meriwether County, he observed that no great effort was made to replace trees on cut-over or burnt areas not suitable for agriculture.

As a demonstration of replacement, together with erosion and water-shed control, he devoted a little over five acres of his farm to the planting of 5000 longleaf pine seedlings, in the winter season of 1929-1930.

The plantings were made in the area immediately south of this marker. A tornado in 1954 destroyed about half the original stand.

GHM 099-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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