[permaculture] Wood Chips Over Flood Irrigation Channels

Jay Woods woodsjaya at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 12:34:52 EST 2014


With lots of experience on irrigation canals including floaters and minor 
experience filling one with chips:

I'd suggest using the chips in a mesh bag (wire or plastic). Otherwise, they 
will float off down stream. They will also act like a sand filter and catch 
floating debris.

On Friday, January 10, 2014 11:46:45 AM Chris Carnevale wrote:
> Hey all,
> 
> Have you experimented with filling irrigation channels with wood chips
> so they can act as paths too? Does water still move much underneath the
> chips or is it all blocked? I'm considering using this on a backyard
> scale. Soil is sand/clay. Thoughts welcome.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris Carnevale
> Charleston, SC
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