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Fake Pine Straw Symbolizes Lost Way of Life

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Fake Pine Straw Symbolizes Lost Way of Life

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Fake Pine Straw Symbolizes Lost Way of Life

Fake Pine Straw Symbolizes Lost Way of Life

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Commentator Diane Roberts bemoans the appearance of fake pine straw at plant nurseries in the South. Old-growth longleaf pine was once a staple of the Southern economy, providing fragrant lumber for houses, tar and pitch for boat building, needles for mattress stuffing. Now, all of that is changing.