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AllanP
03-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Sorry if this is stupid. I know that Pine straw acts as a herbicide as it breaks down. When used as mulch is it bad enough to hurt trees such as oaks and palms?

MMLawn
03-27-2006, 08:29 PM
Nope, pine straw will not hurt them in the least.

AUHort1990
03-28-2006, 09:12 AM
I agree...it won't hurt the trees or shrubs. We use it around everything.

Grn Mtn
03-28-2006, 10:39 AM
Sorry if this is stupid. I know that Pine straw acts as a herbicide as it breaks down....?

Not sure about that, I've got maple seedlings growing out of some old bales.

AUHort1990
03-28-2006, 12:21 PM
Yeah, I've never heard of it acting like a herbicide when it breaks down.