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Grn Mtn
11-05-2006, 09:36 AM
Now that there are mountains and mountains of potential mulch piles in Buffalo, does anyone see prices going back down? or will it take another year because the mulch has to season?

Uranus
11-05-2006, 09:40 AM
I bet they will make wood pellets for stoves before they make mulch.

grandview (2006)
11-05-2006, 02:56 PM
A lot of the mulch is going to be sold off to some electric company for fuel. I think the area my have a firewood shortage next year. All the tree companies are grinding up all the hardwood and not even taking it back to their yards to make firewood.

Hey Green Mountain,

Nothing to do ? You just keep flipping back and forth to PlowSite.:rolleyes:

Mr. Vern
11-05-2006, 03:04 PM
Why is there a glut of wood in Buffalo?
BTW - the comment about sending them to co-gen for fuel is probably right on track. We have a grinding division that grinds thousands of tons of wood per month and 90% goes to co-gen. Not near the money there, but if we turned it all to mulch there wouldn't be any money in that either. Letting it sit for a year is a recipe for disaster. Large piles of ground up wood soon become large bon-fires if not judiciously managed - which costs lots of money. Not likely anyone will sit on it.
Just my .02 from the other coast.

Grn Mtn
11-06-2006, 09:44 AM
....Hey Green Mountain,

Nothing to do ? You just keep flipping back and forth to PlowSite.:rolleyes:

what can I say, I like ping pong:drinkup:

NMS0219
01-10-2007, 09:06 PM
I heard the electric company deal fell through, too much leaves and other non organic junk in it. Guess their just going to leave it to rot

Grn Mtn
01-11-2007, 03:17 AM
maybe now someone will step in and make some nice mulch out of it.

grandview (2006)
01-11-2007, 06:12 AM
All the mulch is gone. It was junk anyways I wouldn't use it.

NMS0219
01-11-2007, 08:51 PM
i would not say its gone. All they did was move it to the stone quarry in clarance. I guess the new big bright idea is to burry it with six feet of dirt. Not like thats going to burn.

Grn Mtn
01-11-2007, 09:09 PM
All the mulch is gone. It was junk anyways I wouldn't use it.

first pass I'm sure it would be crap, but if they did a triple ground, let it season even colorize it, it could fetch a few bucks.

stahlfaust
01-12-2007, 06:07 PM
My neighbor brought back some huge apple logs from buffalo. They were huge. I went to the stihl dealership with my brother (he wanted a chainsaw) in Honeyoye falls and he said they really cleaned him out. I wish I was able to help , but it was mid-semester.

Nice to see some rochester folk on these boards.

grandview (2006)
01-12-2007, 06:09 PM
What town are you from or company name?

stahlfaust
01-12-2007, 06:20 PM
Rochester, No Company(Landscape Student)

I'm looking for an internship this summer if anyone needs help. I need it to fill a credit.

grandview (2006)
01-12-2007, 06:24 PM
Landscape student,thats means slave labor right?:waving:


Good luck there are a few others from Roc. on here, maybe they can help you.

DJL50
02-14-2007, 03:14 AM
Hardwood mulch is sooo CHEAP to come by that mulch makers don't even figure in the cost of the wood in their price. The cost to make is all in the bag a shipping.