Photo by Noah Shatzer

Meeting of the Pines Natural Area

The 611-acre Meeting of the Pines State Forest Natural Area, created in 1974 by the Bureau of Forestry, is a preserve within Michaux State Forest where both northern and southern species of pine grow in the same area. This unique site is the northern-most home for southern species and the southern-most home for northern species and includes five of Pennsylvania’s six native pine species; Virginia pine, table mountain pine, pitch pine, shortleaf pine, and white pine.

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