Superior Longleaf Farms owner John Smith was born and raised in South Carolina, and has been in the forestry business for nearly 40 years. John began planting pine trees for landowners throughout the state in the late 1970’s, averaging 500,000 – 750,000 pine trees being planted annually as a certified commercial tree planter.
Made in South Carolina
Today, John operates pine tree stands in Allendale, Barnwell and Bamberg counties in South Carolina for the production of high quality longleaf pine straw. His business, Superior Longleaf Farms, is a member in good standing of Certified SC Grown, recognizing local agricultural products. John is a licensed Commercial Applicator of herbicides and pesticides in the State of South Carolina. He is recognized by the SC Forestry Commission as a Certified Prescribed Fire Manager, authorized to use controlled burning to combat weeds, disease and invasive species, and to rejuvenate the forest for agriculture and wildlife. John is also a proud supporter of The Longleaf Alliance, a group of ecologists, foresters, biologists, land owners and managers, interested in Longleaf Pine and its forest ecosystem in the Southeast US.
Superior Longleaf Farms supports local Christian vocational outreach ministries, and our employees were all born and raised in the midstate of South Carolina.
Responsible, Renewable Longleaf Pine Straw
In short, Superior Longleaf Farms knows pine trees and pine straw. With responsible forest management, we produce high quality longleaf pine straw from healthy stands, in an atmosphere that respects the trees, the wildlife and the landowner, as well as the hunter and the nature lover. It’s a true balance of commerce, nature, sport and private property in the finest South Carolina tradition.
Clean, Consistent Round Rolls
Our automated balers gather and net wrap pine straw for home and commercial landscaping use, wholesale and retail. Free of impurities such as sticks, leaves, grasses and weeds, as well as moldy, old, colorless straw, our round rolls are clean, and of a consistent, dependable weight – something that the average laborer gathering square bales by hand cannot produce reliably. Homeowners, HOAs and landscaping contractors can count on Superior Longleaf Farms for exceptional pine straw quality and value!
Contact Superior Longleaf Farms
To find out how John Smith and Superior Longleaf Farms can serve your commercial and residential pine straw needs, contact us today!