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Joy Day
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After this big storm came through we had a tree entirely downed. Perfect material for a hugelkultur bed. I'm wondering, though, if anyone knows whether we can just make a bed with the entire tree or is it more effective (quicker decomposition?) to cut it into smaller pieces. Any ideal size for the wood?
 
Morgan Morrigan
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Easiest size to move around.
 
Tim Southwell
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What type of tree was it? If a pine, then you will want to let is age a bit so the alleopathic nature of the wood will breakdown thereby not negatively affecting your plantings. Ultimately you want to have a level of breakdown in the tree to maximize the saturation of water during a rain / water spell. Smaller pieces would maximize breakdown rate and prove easier to handle. good luck
 
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