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Re: Pine needles

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pine needles
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 09:42:41 -0600
  • References: <11760402.1119505108487.JavaMail.root@sniper3>

I can do that.  I think they'll look mighty attractive.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pine needles

> Many months; agree it might happen faster in the sun than in a pile
> where they can stay green at the bottom for ages.
> If they grew in clumps on the branch, you could just cut those off
> and use them green as mulch and let them dry in place.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center 
> > 
> > I have - oops had - a dwarf variety of white pine in my back yard. 
> It was a
> > sort of standard, a round ball on a trunk when I bought it.  I
> candled it
> > over the years to keep it compact, but after about 10 yrs it's just
> too big.
> > So this morning I cut it down before the trash men came, but then I
> realized
> > those pine needles are great mulch.  So I set the branches aside to
> die off.
> > Qstn:  how long do you think it will take for the needles to brown
> and fall
> > off so i can use them as mulch?
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