How do you add a label that accumulates several object areas (features) that make up a feature class?

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PeterWilks
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Kia ora (NZ for greetings)

Am fairly new to Arc so a basic question I am sure...

How do you add a label that accumulates several object areas (features) that make up a feature class?

eg I want to add the various forest species areas say for pine . Pine is a feature class on the map that is made up of several individual pine polygons. Presetnly every single pine polygon gets its own label so a lot of clutter on the map.I  just want one label that acccumulates the summed area of all the pine polygons.

thanks, Peter

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RobertBorchert
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One option may be to make a label point.  Center the point in the center of each group of polygons.  Or you could create a new polygon feature class that has all the types merged.  so all the pines in one cluster are a single polygon.  Then label in polygon. 

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