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Unformatted text preview: Memorandum To: Fred Cubbage Professor From: Philip Mead Forestry Student Email: pmmead@ ncsu.edu Phone: (336) 465-1817 Date: November 27, 2007 Re: Lab Assignment #6: Nontimber Forest Products (NTFPs) Business Plan Introduction The desired nontimber forest product for production is pine straw. Pine straw is primarily produced through the proper management of longleaf and slash pine. This company will specialize in the efficient harvesting and supply of pine straw at low cost. Pine straw is principally used for landscape applications as a mulch, dirt cover in flowerbeds, and aesthetic purposes. Although pine straw is used in many instances as a mulch, the market demand for it is becoming more for pine straw as a ground cover. The occurrence of this is in large part due to the pine straw mulch having to be replaced more frequently than products such as shredded bark. Straw Spets, Inc. is a competitive business due to its low priced bales of pine straw. We specialize in processing small orders for pine straw to landscaping companies focused around the Piedmont and...
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