Giving back to and preserving the environment is the foundation upon which our company was founded. We are committed to continual natural resource conservation and stewardship of all lands. The pine straw you have purchased is produced by The Longleaf Pine Tree (Pinus palustris). The Longleaf Pine once covered most of the southeastern United States from Florida to Virginia to Texas. This valuable tree provided the tar, pitch and turpentine, as well as the masts and timbers of the world’s sailing ships for over 200 years. Although reduced to less than 7% of its original range, The Longleaf Pine continues to produce the best and longest lasting pine straw mulch in the U.S. The more demand that we create for Longleaf Pine Straw Mulch, the more Longleaf Pine Trees are planted. In 2018 through our partnership with the Longleaf Alliance, we donated 2,000 Longleaf seedlings to be planted.