Part 1: We planted longleaf seedlings in a slash pine neighborhood. For several years, they failed to thrive. The seedlings developed a blight that killed some and stunted the survivors. For a time.
Part 2: Here is a borderlands between Longleaf Preserve and a jumping-off place dark swamp. Turkeys like it for roosting. It is “in” but not “of;” a betwixt and between place offering cover, food, water and a hasty retreat when needed, to one side or the other.
Part 3: Pave paradise?