Historically, longleaf pine forests dominated southern and southwestern slopes and ridgelines up to about 2000 feet above sea level in north Alabama and northwest Georgia. This habitat also includes an isolated ridge starting at Pine Mountain, GA and extending to Thomson, GA. Since much of the northern boundary of the longleaf pine is found in this habitat type, the forest gradually transitions from all longleaf pine to a mix of tree species in its northern borders. Soil in this habitat type tends to be rockier. Fires every 3-5 years in this habitat type keeps the ecosystem healthy.