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Re: Mulch?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Mulch?
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 08:08:07 -0400

Vera,

If the mulch is from storm damaged trees, I'd grab it. Chances are that they're not infested with anything.

Not many insects survive running through the chipper, then steamed in a hot pile, as it's likely to be anyway.

d

----- Original Message ----- From: "Vera Metzke" <vmetzke@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mulch?


Hi All,
It has been a while, life got in the way!  I am trying to catch up and
interested in the whole mulch theory. I have hesitated since I want to move
things around till I like their positions?  We had a tornadoe rip through
the south end of town on the night of the 5th. Needless to say, I am fine,
no one killed and only 1 seriously injured.  Many trees and homes damaged.
Currently mulch is abundant.  It is a mix of pines/oak/maple/cedar trees.
Should I grab some to use at this time? I have always been hesitant due to the additional insects that may be in the woods. Any suggestions? Thoughts?

Vera

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:

thanks for mentioning that, I've been trying to get that message across to
people in this neck of the woods for YEARS.

On 6/16/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I hope that you and others will discourage the use of Cypress. It's not
> being harvested responsibly anymore. Years ago, it was a by-product of
the
> timber industry. Now they're clearcutting.
>
> http://blog.douggreensgarden.com/cypress-mulch-problems/
>
> d
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:34 PM
>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mulch?
>
>
> People seem the like the nasty painted mulch here.  I thinks it's ugly
and
>> a neighbor of mine got sick from it. I think the main kinds people >> use
here
>> are cedar and cypress because they don't decompose quickly - which for
me,
>> is a good reason NOT to use them.  I prefer pine bark mulch because it
does
>> break down, it's acidic, and I like the color.  It's not as readily
>> available as cedar & cypress.
>>
>> We use hardwood mulch at the display gardens. It's available bagged >> or
>> bulk.  I got a load of it last year (free from the city after an awful
>> storm)  It does the trick but it's not very pretty.  I think it's used
quite
>> a bit here in neIN pbecause it's plentiful and cheap.
>>
>> As I said, most year's I use pine bark, but sometimes I use leafmold.
I
>> have an abundance of it this year so I may just skip the pine this >> time
>> around.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mulch?
>>
>>
>> Lots of people use cedar here since it is inexpensive and plentiful.
 But
>>> some use that horrible dyed stuff.  Yuck.
>>>
>>> On 6/15/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> A co-worker of mine is writing a series of regional articles on >>>> mulch.
>>>> Here
>>>> in
>>>> the south, Pine Straw (aka pine needles elsewhere) is the favored
mulch,
>>>> as
>>>> are wood chips from the local arborist. Of course there are the
horrible
>>>> chopped pallets with red, brown or black dye) that are sold in bags.
>>>>
>>>> What's most common in your area? I'm sure that most of you use
whatever
>>>> is
>>>> free and to hand, but what do you see in your neighborhoods?
>>>>
>>>> d
>>>>
>>>> www.theanimalrescuesite.com
>>>> www.freekibble.com
>>>> www.freekibblekat.com
>>>>
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>>>
>>> --
>>> Pam Evans
>>> Kemp TX
>>> zone 8A
>>>
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Kemp TX
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      • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
    • Re: Mulch?
      • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
    • Re: Mulch?
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
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      • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
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