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Wholesale Supplier for Pine Needles

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by b&b1, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. b&b1

    b&b1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Looking for a wholesale supplier for Pine Needles in South Carolina,North Carolina or Georgia.Can anyone help with some information and contact numbers.Thanks
  2. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Why would you want pine needles?
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    lol! With all the dang pine trees people plant around here I'd let you come here and rake up needles from under trees as much as you want! $1.00 a bushel! And also, for the crafts people, I know where theres an abundance of those neat craft pine cones everyone needs to decorate their homes. Sell those for $1.00 a dozen, you pick up.

    I guess this is how it works, one mans trash (pine needles are nusance trash to us) is another man's treasure!
  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Exactly who actually wants them?! I am confused by his post.
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Well I know that in some parts of the country "pine straw" they call it is used widely as landscape mulch.
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Yea I have heard of pine straw (although I don't understand it why don't they just use mulch) we don't use in in MO or in MA or FL when I was there...weird...anyway good luck finding a pine needle dealer...now if I can just find a SWEET GUM BALL dealer!
  7. DJL50

    DJL50 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    Business 101

    You buy what you sell. You don't sell what you buy.

    Not sure why customers ask for it but they do all the time. I have a sample of it back at the office. a supplier shipped to me in a small bail like bundle. I am going to give it a shot in the Garden Center this year.
  8. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 358

    Off topic. Love your "Screaming For Vengeance" by JP
  9. DJL50

    DJL50 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268


    You a Priest fan? I was going to post a pic of me with Ian Hill but can't seem to find it.
  10. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    Don't let these guys get to you. They just don't understand that we maintain about 60-80% margin on needle jobs here in the Carolinas. I've found that many of my mulch customers are moving to longleaf needles (we don't mess with short leaf). Now is the perfect time to spruce up those dead beds!!
    Here's a company out of Jefferson, SC that we buy a ton of needles from. Good luck. Here is their info:
    Jerry Melton Pine Needles
    1047 Macedonia Angelus Road
    Jefferson, SC 29718
    843-337-5012 Cell

    Sell what the customer wants!!!

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