[NAFEX] gypsum / sheetrock

Bernie Nikolai BNikolai at shaw.ca
Sat Apr 16 11:11:01 EDT 2005

Del, when I started my hobby orchard about 10 years ago I laid
sheetrock/drywall sheets to block the weeds.  Never again.  The rain soaked
the stuff, the wind started to break little pieces off, and before long the
orchhard looked like the county dump with drywall bits, paper, etc. all
over.  It really looked very messy.  I ended up spending a half day with a
rake and many large garbage bags cleaning up the mess and removing the
Bernie Nikolai
Edmonton, Alberta
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Del Stubbs" <northernlights2n at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005 6:21 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] gypsum / sheetrock

> A fellow orchardist uses sheetrock (gypsum board ) to both add gypsum and
smother sod and
> kill weeds around new trees. Since we are on heavy clay I reckon gypsum is
a good idea,
> and I am sure I could access sheetrock cuttoffs by the truckload from
local contractors.
> My only concern is what is in the product besides gypsum - as I may start
the process of
> organic certification soon. Paper, glue and gypsum sounds pretty
innocuous, anybody know
> if there is any objectionable stuff in sheetrock? Other commnentary? Del
> Del Stubbs  http://www.pinewoodforge.com   zone 3   N. MN
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