I have made a few baskets from pine needles, and have seen many really beautiful ones. The recent talk about plastic straw bans got me thinking about the long leaf pine as basket material again. Straws are the gauge for the rows of needles in basket making. I found these for sale for around $50 to your door. I'm not a basket maker, but if somebody wants to come get some for baskets you're welcome to them. I think I burned a $1000 worth this afternoon.