Cats in the Pines

Once, our longleaf pines produced the materials that helped ships travel around the globe — but the profits came at a price. Now, the forests that rang out with the sounds of industry stand quiet, and the last witnesses to that era are a rare find indeed.

Speaker for the Trees

John Simcox Holmes set out to understand the connection between clear-cut logging and flooding on his farm. Along the way, he gave trees a voice and helped save the state’s forests.