Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
VALUE AND USE
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 .
NUTRITIONAL VALUE :
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VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES :
Loblolly-bay has been used in riparian ecosystem restoration in central
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
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 .
Related categories for Species: Gordonia lasianthus