We were at the Alabama Landowner Conference in Prattville and there, we were able to go on a tour of two Tree Farms. One of the farms is now baling longleaf pine straw and doing well with this product. We got to see the results of several years getting his land ready to make this operation a success.
He bales a twenty pound bail that he sells to retail outlets that sell to homeowners.
His straw is very clean and he gets a premium for his straw.
He uses this piece of equipment to rake the straw for baling.
This is the baler he uses in his operation.
It was a great tour seeing what some forest owners are doing with their property.