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Pine Straw: Growing Pine Needles

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Publication Number: P2741
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One of the best things about owning forestland is the opportunity to manage for multiple objectives and products. Pine straw is one example of a secondary forest product. Pine straw is a popular landscape mulching material because of its insulating qualities and aesthetics. Pine straw has many advantages over other mulches. For example, it does not float and wash away like bark chips; it can be easier to apply and costs less than stone; and, unlike synthetics, it adds nutrients and promotes soil tilth in landscaping beds to stimulate healthy plant development. 

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