Pine Cones are Renewable Resources

That’s right. Our “Renewable Natural Resources” are the pine cones and needles produced by our beautiful Ponderosa Pine Trees. And we want to share!

Collect Pine Cones & Needles for Crafting

Please collect as many pine cones and needles as you wish! If you make pine needle baskets or pine cone wreaths, you’ll be in heaven when you visit Cones and Needles Retreat House.

In the Fall, there’s a pine cone and needle drop. Early in the morning, it is so quiet outside that one can hear the pine needles dropping! They are everywhere. But you need to get to the pine cones before the squirrels do! They think those pine nuts are yummy treats.