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6322Re: [AZ] Pine Mulch

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  • Jim Willhite
    Oct 1, 2006
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      I guess pine fines and pine straw must be a regional thing. I have looked
      high and low for them here in Chester County PA, but have never found them.

      Jim Willhite
      West Chester, PA



      > Aviv,
      > I agree with Bill Miller, as long as the woody fibre is composted down and you
      > are not going to use this mulch near your house in foundation beds. There is a
      > termite issue with whole woody fibre, but not with the pure bark.
      >
      > In our area, we have access to free wood chips and from the city composting
      > and chipping yards. Unless I have the time to compost the materials down, I
      > use it only in my paths, since grass will not grow there under the shade of my
      > big trees.
      >
      > For mulch, I prefer the bark only materials or pine needles (Pine Straw).
      > Several locations here offer the baled needles at $3.40/bale and acording to
      > my calculations, it takes six bales to cover the same area as one yard of
      > shredded pine bark, and the stuff runs about $35/yard vs. $20.40 for pine
      > needles.
      >
      > In beds preparation, I till in compost, composted wood chips, and pine bark
      > fines. The fines I buy in bulk at 10 to 15 yards at a time with a charge of
      > $50 for delivery and at $24/yard + taxes.
      >
      > Joe Schild-Hixson, TN USDA Zone 7a
      > Ask a friend to join the Azalea Society of America!
      > http://www.azaleas.org
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: envldr
      > To: azaleas@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: 10/1/2006 11:30:17 AM
      > Subject: [AZ] Pine Mulch
      >
      >
      > I know that pine bark is a good mulch for azaleas. I can get whole
      > tree pine mulch (includes the wood) for a great price. Are there any
      > issues with using this?
      >
      > Aviv Goldsmith, z7a
      > Aikido in Fredericksburg, VA
      >
      >
      >
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