Pocosin pine savannah after a burn. Similar to photographs in North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Bulletin No. 32 from 1928; From Natural Gardens (page 69): "This tree, which because of fire is generally seen as a small tree, may always be expected wherever peat occurs. It will be found commonly in an open stand where the curiously crooked trunk shows plainly against the sky..." The "Pine" is the state tree of North Carolina. Cones of P. serotina require fire to open and release seed. Bibliographic Citation: "A Southern Upland Grass-Sedge Bog: An Ecological Study." North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Bulletin No. 32. 1928.