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Re: walnut wood

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Michael Cook wrote:

> Dear Robins, 
>      Lloyd is correct saying that it may be dangerous to use walnut sawdust
> in the garden.  Walnut trees contain a chemical called Jugalone, which
> inhibits the growth of many plant species.  Putting walnut shavings in the
> garden would be the kiss of death for some plants.  Also, I would not
> recommend using sycamore leaves as mulch because they also exude
> allelopathic compounds.  
> Mark A. Cook
> macook@iglou.com 

	A lady in our society mulched everything in her flowerbeds with
walnut chips and killed everything.

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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