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Pine Straw Production

For information on selecting and using pine straw in the landscape, see the Mulches topic page.
Pine straw has gained popularity as a mulch in residential and commercial landscaping with increased interest in natural landscaping in urban and suburban areas. It is attractive, relatively low cost, easy to work with and suitable for various locations, including slopes. It plays an important role in water efficient landscaping (xeriscaping) as water becomes an increasingly limited resource. In Florida, pine straw raking has become an important industry, with an output similar to the value of pulpwood.

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