How small will the chip grind them down and how think will you be laying
it down? I've done it before. They were an inch to two and spread out
pretty thinly. I did need to add extra nitrogen. I think a finer chip
wouldn't have been better.
I kinda think the fungus problem really depends on where you live.
Fungus is part of their nature biodegrading process and will happen
later on to the chips eventual. Here in SE Kansas it's pretty dry and
breezy and seeing as I've never seen mold in anyone's Garden or heard of
it I don't think it would ever be a probe here because of the climate.
> In addition to BeeCrofter's advice, don't use old rotting wood (chip
> separately) or you may introduce fungus and mold to your plants.
> > I'm cutting a few small trees from my wooded back yard and generally
> > cleaning up around the yard. I have access to a borrowed chipper. Are
> > there any drawbacks to using the fresh "chips" as mulch around trees and
> > shrubs?
6. Mulch "Barf"