Pine Straw Webinar Series Opportunity

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Wednesday, Pine Straw Webinar Series, September 16th, 23rd, 30th, and October 7th at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
$10 Cost for general public attendance and an additional $45 for continuing education for Certified Foresters. The fee covers all four dates.
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.
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.