Other common names include swamp pine, yellow slash pine, and southern Florida pine. We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. elliottii—S5 unseasoned, SD5 seasoned.P. Some of the papers in this proceedings either In a way, South Florida slash pines are almost too tough for their own good. The wood of the South Florida slash pine is far superior in most ways, and as seedlings and saplings, they're more fire resistant because their bark is thicker. The Pine Rocklands once covered 185,000 acres of Miami-Dade County. Strength groups: Pinus elliottii var. By the time the city of Miami celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1996, only 2% of the pine forest remained. elliottii var. Ordinary slash pines, however, can approach 100 feet tall. The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. Pinus elliottii, commonly known as slash pine, is a conifer tree in the Southeastern United States.Slash pine is named after the "slashes" – swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes – that constitute its habitat. The slash pine continues to serve as an important timber tree, producing heavy, strong wood for many types of construction. densa—(S5) unseasoned, (SD5) seasoned (brackets indicate provisional value). Slash Pine, which grows up to 100 feet in height and 2 to 3 feet in diameter, would have been one of the dominating features encountered by Miami’s first settlers. Although slash pine may not produce as much wood volume or fiber on many of the sites where both loblolly and slash pine are found, it can produce more high-value, high-grade lumber than loblolly pine. Density: 625kg/m 3 at 12% moisture content; about 1.6m 3 of seasoned sawn timber per tonne.