It's used in landscaping. Looks good for a while, but doesn't last like bark. Mulch is real local. You will get whatever is close to you. Like if there is a lot of cypress trees getting milled near you, cypress bark would be in all the garden shops. There is a huge pinestraw market here. But then there are millions of acres of pine trees.There are so many absentee land owners that straw theft is a real thing here. The small crew that does mine bales 20 acres in less than two days.