Any wood works, but the mesquite's are nitrogen fixers for the soil.
Better off leaving em standing, while they live, and burying other wood outside the drip line, to grow other trees and shrubs.
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posted 4 years ago
Morgan, why would you think cutting mesquite will kill it? I think Ray is going to have a problem with mesquite roots sending up volunteers to sprout out of the top of the hugelkultur. It is damn persistent, and burning it to the ground and hacking the stump with a mattock only seems to make it sprout with renewed vigor.
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