Secrets of the Longleaf Pine
From the producers of “Chattahoochee Unplugged” comes a new documentary about the forgotten Longleaf Pine forest that once blanketed the coastal plain of the Southeastern United States. Once comprising ninety million sprawling acres, by the 20th century, human pressures had reduced the forest to just three million. Just a tiny fraction of precious old growth remains. These remarkable patches of old growth Longleaf forest display more biodiversity than any other ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere, rivaled only by the Amazon. “Secrets of the Longleaf Pine”takes you on an unprecedented journey to examine some of the unique plants and animals that can only be found in this remarkable place.
Directed by Rhett Turner and produced by Rhett Turner and Greg Pope. Introduction by Environmental Film Festival board member, Peter O’Brien. Special Guest Brian van Eerden, Southern Rivers Program Director of The Nature Conservancy.