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A summary of pine straw yields and economic benefits in loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands



A summary of pine straw yields and economic benefits in loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands



Agroforestry Systems 86(3): 315-321



Forest landowners in the southeastern United States have the opportunity to manage their loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands for pine straw (fresh undecomposed needles; the litter layer) for non-timber revenues. Pine straw is used primarily as mulch in landscaping and has grown in revenues paid to landowners in Georgia from 15.5 millionin 1999 to81 million in 29. Pine straw is typically sold by the acre or by the bale. Selling pine straw by the acre may be advantageous to absentee landowners. Selling pine straw by the bale can generate more annual income, but bale counts need to be accurate and bale dimensions defined. For both methods, recent (25 21) pine straw multi-year revenues range from 5 to15 per acre annually. Longleaf pine straw commands the highest price per bale, followed by slash pine, and lastly loblolly pine. Per rake yields from loblolly stands tend to be 15 3 % greater than slash and longleaf pine. Pine straw raking typically starts at canopy closure continuing to the first thinning, generating from 3 peracretoover1 per acre in new income. This paper summarizes pine straw yields and economics in loblolly, longleaf, and slash pine stands.

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DOI: 10.1007/s10457-012-9542-4


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