Pineywoods

A Natural Beauty!

Where can it be found?

The East Texas region is primarily a thick forest of pines, hence the name Pineywoods! This woodland is part of a larger forest that extends into Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The terrain is rolling with lower, wetter bottomlands that grow hardwood trees such as elm, mesquite and ash. This region is home to a variety of plants and animals that like woodlands and shorelines. Among them are: cottonmouth snakes, squirrels, rabbits and opossums. Swamps are common, particularly in the southern most area of the region which is called the “Big Thicket.”

Cottontail. Rabbit

Eastern cottontail rabbits are common in the woods of East Texas. These rabbits have shorter ears and are smaller than their cousin, the jackrabbit, which is actually not a rabbit at all—it is a hare. Baby rabbits are born helpless, blind, and without fur. Baby hares are born furry, with open eyes, and able to run. The cottontail rabbit has white fur on the underside of its tail, which looks like a ball of cotton. These rabbits live in tall grass, inside thick brush piles or in holes or dens abandoned by other animals. Rabbits eat plants for food

Major Cities

Alto - 45.63 in / 433 ft
Atlanta - 48.83 in / 264 ft
Canton - 44.56 in / 540 ft
Carthage - 51.51 in / 302 ft
Jacksonville - 46.05 in / 560 ft
Longview - 49.06 in / 3309 ft
Marshall - 51.22 in / 352 ft
Nacogdoches - 48.36 in / 283 ft
San Augustine - 53.92 in / 304 ft
Texarkana - 51.24 in / 390 ft
Tyler - 45.27 in / 558 ft
Woodville - 55.70 in / 232 ft
Information provided by Audrey, Halston and Luna