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The loblolly pine accounts for 50% of timber production in the Southeast. It is marketed as yellow and is prized for both lumber and pulpwood. Wood reports on a 1960s' program of the North Carolina State University Department of Forestry--the Tree Improvement Program--which sought to produce new and improved pine trees for the timber industry. One of the results was a smaller, slower growing loblolly pine for commercial use.
Gardeners in the Carolinas are fortunate to have a wide array of naturally occurring stone and rock, such as sandstone, limestone, granite, and slate. Some of these may be found on the gardener's property, while garden centers specialize in stones from small natural ones to large boulders. Ward gives examples of how stones can be another choice to enhance garden appearances.