Southern Live Oaks
These majestic trees live hundreds of years, easily growing in the forest because they don’t mind the shade of other trees. Unlike most oaks, they’re almost evergreen, losing their leaves for just a few weeks in springtime. Their acorns provide nourishment to birds, deer, bears, turkeys, squirrels and many other species. While Rayonier doesn’t harvest them today, their wood once was used to build ships including “Old Ironsides,” which famously withstood cannon fire during the War of 1812.