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Pine Straw Webinar Series
September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$10.00
Pine straw is extremely popular as a mulch in the southeastern United States, and because of this pine straw harvesting is a strong industry in the region. Longleaf pine straw is the most desirable of the southern pines
because of its long and durable needles, but slash and loblolly pine straw can also be used.
Raking pine straw can be an attractive and valuable source of income for forest landowners, providing an opportunity to cover some of the costs associated with establishment and maintenance associated with longleaf
pine ecosystems. Commercial operators bale pine straw and sell it to contractors and garden centers who, in turn, sell it to homeowners.
The purpose of this webinar is to help landowners and resource managers balance harvesting operations while preserving desired wildlife benefits and stand health. While pine straw is valuable to homeowners as a mulch, pine
needles are also valuable to the forest, serving critical ecological functions, including helping to carry prescribed fires as a fine fuel, protecting soil and water resources, and recycling nutrients.
This webinar will take place on a series of 4 Wednesdays – September 16, 23, 30 and October 7.
Cost is $10 general admission and $45 for foresters who need CFEs.