The North Carolina Pine Needle Producers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, research and production of quality long leaf pine needle mulch.
The North Carolina Pine Needle Producers Association (NCPNPA) was formed in October 1988 by a group of producers concerned with enhancing the professionalism and increasing availability of quality pine needles. The purposes for the association were drafted to maximize the mutual benefits of pine needle production from the landowner to the consumer.
Through cooperative programs with the North Carolina Forest Service and North Carolina State University, the N.C. Pine Needle Producers Association hopes to enhance and improve the value of pine needles to wildlife, landowners and local and state economies. The NCPNPA helped draft and present the first Safe Harbor Agreement between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and private landowners in the North Carolina sandhills region, which is beneficial to the Red Cockaded Woodpecker population and private landowners. The program ensures that owners and managers of long leaf pine forests will be able to continue managing their resources in a profitable manner while the population of this endangered species of woodpecker recovers. The Safe Harbor Act was the model for many other Safe Harbor Agreements across the country benefiting many other species of animals.
A "Code of Ethics" and strict adherence to proper business etiquette and procedure make members of the NCPNPA a logical choice for all of your pine needle mulch needs. Prompt delivery, reasonable prices and catering to the clients needs truly make our our associations members the wise business choice.
Order your next shipment of pine needles from North Carolina and its proud association of pine needle producers. We are confident that you will never have to look elsewhere for a high quality mulch that is reasonably priced.
©2007 The North Carolina Pine Needle Producers Association
Updated March 26, 2007