We here in Ohio had a terrible ice storm before Christmas. Most of the
trees in the area had substantial damage. We are having our debris
ground up by a tree company. My question is can the ground up tree
debris be used as a mulch in my vegetable garden. The damaged trees
were different types of maples.
I have heard that composting Fresh tree debris (at least some kinds of
trees) will pull the nitrogen out of the soil. You may want to let it dry
out for a year or so before doing it. Maybe someone else has more
information on it and will respond.
At a recent master gardener class there was a presentation that said that
tree chips, called "arborist chips", are an excellent mulch. Apparently the
chips do not draw nitrogen from the soil but bacteria/fungus work slowly on
the chips at the soil/chip interface.
il 4 May 2005 22:02:57 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As a mulch it will need nitrogen added, lawn clippings are good for
this, otherwise it may draw too much nitrogen out of the soil to
break itself down. Other wise it should be good mulch. I presume it
doesn't include walnut trees.
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
yes you casn use it in your veggie garden.
You may also want to spread some clean grass clippings(grass wasn't treating
with weed/grub killer) over a thin layer of the woods chips than add more
woodchips to the amount you want.
The wood chip mulch will break down over time.Come fall blend in more of
the clean grass clippings with the mulch when you put the garden to bed for
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