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East Texas is comprised of a variety of vast forests made up of both pine and hardwood species. Pines, for the most part, dominated the uplands while hardwoods dominated the bottomlands. The common pine species were shortleaf, longleaf, and loblolly. Although some overlap of pine species did occur, each species was generally restricted to a specific geographical area. Bottomland habitats along rivers, swamps, and associated drainages were interspersed throughout the area.