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"This house is beautiful, and a reminder that the high elevation Pine Rockland ecosystem anchored by Pinus elliottii v. densa (Dade County Slash Pine) is almost completely lost to development outside of Everglades National Park and Big Pine Key. I can't imagine how many pines it took to build this home. Slash pine is considered somewhat of a lousy tree for commercial harvest because they don't get that thick, or grow that fast, even if the wood is nice and tough. They won't grow well in rock-plowed soils either."—J_diamond [Key West House from 1929 has Dade County Pine Everywhere]