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I Love Free Stuff

The county crew just dumped this pile of wood chips in the driveway. I'm hoping they drop two more. I did give them a large bag of garlic. :D

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I believe your dogs like it too!
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NICE! Will these be used as mulch in the orchard? Garden paths?

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I am :mrgreen: with envy. I don't believe our co. crews do any chipping.
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You're doing it right, sir :lol:
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Have you looked into garden mushrooms at Fungi Perfecti? These fresh wood chips would make great substrate.

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applestar wrote:Have you looked into garden mushrooms at Fungi Perfecti? These fresh wood chips would make great substrate.
I have their catalog. :D I would like, one day, to try king stropharia "Garden Giant". This pile of chips has some cedar. I'm thinking not good for mushrooms.

Most of this load will be applied to the garden paths and orchard berms. I'll leave the swales to grass for duck forage.

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and they smell good too.

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Nice pile, I've got one ten ft high that covers an acre. The guy I know brings 100 yards at a time. It makes some very humus rich compost.
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I had six truckloads dumped on my property last year. It saves them having to go across town to dump it I also had some from previous years that is well rotted now. It's about gone now.
If you see a crew chipping brush just ask them. they'll usually be glad to give it to you.

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Did I already mention that I like free stuff. :lol:

I put in about 12Hrs worth of paid landscaping. We lifted about 50 berry plants and moved them up closer to their house. The owner's will be build a berry enclosure. Full covered with bird netting. Roughly 30ft x 40ft.

Came home with Gooseberries, Currants, Black Cap Raspberries, Jostaberry and a small wild plum / cherry. :D :D
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Oh yeah, two more loads of wood chips
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rkunsaw wrote:I also had some from previous years that is well rotted now.
How long does it take to break down before you use in the soil?
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