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Title: Chapter 05-- Cones and Seeds: Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products -- Self-Help Suggestions for Rural Entrepreneurs

Source: AIB-666: Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products

Author(s): Thomas, M.G.; Schumann, D.R.

Publication Year: 1996  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: A wide variety of cones are used in floral, wreath, and potpourri products. They are used in gift and fragrance items, as ornaments and table decorations, and in a variety of small niche markets such as jewelry, bird feeders, etc. Cones can be waxed and used as fire starters and decorations or crushed and molded into Presto-log shapes for fire starters. Cones from redwood, Douglas-fir, hemlock, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, longleaf pine, loblolly pine, slash pine, white pine, red pine, jack pine, Jeffrey pine, and black and white spruce, among others, are all marketable. Each market readily substitutes new varieties for cones that are in short supply.

File size: 129 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/26/2009

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