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  • From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <>
  • To: "mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters" <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] mulching trees
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 22:06:14 -0700

My suggestion, run a intermediate term test. Mark off a 10x10 area, wet it
down and then add a minimum of 2ft of wood chips and let it sit for a
year...then dig a test whole in it and see what has happened. If it has
decayed a bit and you have worms and insect activity, as I suspect, add
enough mulch to bring it back up to st least 2 ft, and check it again a year

The key is, the sheer mass of the wood chips will likely create a micro
environment that promotes decay. Even in the arid areas of the Gila
wilderness there is substantial decay underneath 2 ft of pine needles.

This will give you an idea what is truly possible in your area, rather then

2-3 years to run a test is nothing in the greater scheme of things.


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