About the Loblolly pine (from the Arbor Day Foundation): It is native to the east coast from New Jersey to Florida and Texas. It is the most common pine you will see in South Carolina because it grows fast and adapts well to the soil here. In the South, the name loblolly means depression. The tree was originally observed growing in river bottoms, which is where it acquired this name. It is extremely aromatic and sometimes is called “rosemary pine”. The Loblolly provides shelter and food to critters and birds. If you are along the east coast and you see a pine tree in your neighborhood it is most likely a Loblolly!