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SPECIES: Gordonia lasianthus | Loblolly-Bay
WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE : Loblolly-bay is slow growing, with soft, light-colored, fine-grained wood of little commercial value, although it could be managed as a source of pulpwood. Loblolly-bay is also be used as fuel wood [12,24]. IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE : White-tailed deer heavily browse the stump sprouts of loblolly-bay [12]. PALATABILITY : NO-ENTRY NUTRITIONAL VALUE : NO-ENTRY COVER VALUE : NO-ENTRY VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES : Loblolly-bay has been used in riparian ecosystem restoration in central Florida [17]. OTHER USES AND VALUES : In the Southeast, loblolly-bay is considered a handsome and hardy tree and valued as an ornamental. Extracts of its bark are used as a tanning agent [11,26]. MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS : Because of its ability to grow in bogs and wet flats where loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) does poorly, loblolly-bay plantations may offer a management alternative for such areas [12].

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