[NAFEX] Mulching Orchards

Lon Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Oct 29 10:04:31 EDT 2004

Were you using whole leaves or did you shred them?   Grinding the 
leaves would eliminate the sheltering effect of whole leaves and 
greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the slug problem.  Also, the leaves 
would break down to humus much faster.

On Oct 29, 2004, at 7:00 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

  I used to mulch my fruit trees and cane fruit with leaves but no 
There was just too much slug damage.  I don't know how but slugs would 
crawl up raspberry canes to chew on its leaves.  How they crawl over 
spines without getting impaled is baffling to me.

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