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Official State Soil: Lynchburg 
May 12th 

Dear Nicky & Jess,
Today we hiked in a remarkable longleaf pine forest that thrives on Lynchburg soils. This was no quiet walk in the woods! All around we heard red-cockaded woodpeckers calling each other and drilling nests in these old pines. Thank goodness for the soils which support this important, but endangered, species.

Yours truly,
Aunt Maude and Uncle Buster

P.S. These pine needles make wonderful mulch for the garden. We're shipping some back. Please put them under the shrubs.