The Pine straw we source is harvested in South Carolina. The Pine straw is hand raked on public and government property. Each raker works a section of the field where they will assemble a pile of pine straw. From this pile, the raker will pick-up with two handfuls of pine straw and shake the straw to remove any debris. The the pine straw is then placed in the metal or wooden boxes ("balers") which are shown below. The pine straw is then compressed into the box and tied with two strings to secure the bale. At the end of each day, the bales are placed into a trailer for storage. Pine straw is raked year round to ensure that our pine straw mulch supply is fresh. The trailer is then loaded and ready to transport to us here in Pennsylvania. The below videos and pictures were taken to help educate our customers about pine straw. People often ask, "Where does pine straw come from?". The answer: In South Carolina, as well as the Sand Hills of North Carolina where large tracts of Longleaf Pine Trees reside.