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Old 07-11-2009, 09:33 PM
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wood chip depth

A woman I mow for asked some tree guys to leave her some wood chips to put around her oak tree for mulch/bark. The problem is they left her way to much. The oak is about 3 feet in diameter. She spread the chips 2 to 3 inches deep out from the base 12 to 15 feet but not to the drip line. She has enough chips left to bring the depth up to 8 or 10 inches. Do you guys think this would be a problem for the tree...
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:39 PM
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Leave it at 2-4 inches max, and not around the base. Any more than 4" is really pointless and may affect soil-atmosphere gaseous exchange depending on how the stuff was chipped.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:35 PM
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time to start her a compost pile with some used pallets
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:25 AM
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10 inches is way too much....I would say 6 inches at the most. It sounds like a matter of using the same amount of chips but bringing them out to the drip line...or beyond.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:49 PM
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Those wood chips are going to turn into a weedy nightmare if it hasn't been composted at all.
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