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Is Privet OK?

 
Robert Teal
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Hi,

I just cut down a small privet tree and have a good size trunk and limbs. Would privet be OK for a hugelkultur bed? I'm in love with the idea but I've got a small yard and this is my first go.

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Leila Rich
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Welcome to permies Robert
In NZ, the hedging shrub we call 'privet' is virtually impossible to kill
and I imagine it would be very pleased to have a nice mound of earth to grow in!
If you stacked it out in the weather til spring, then used it, it might be dead...
 
Jay Grace
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Privet will root from cuttings. So definately do NOT put it in your hugel bed.
However, it is a great forage for goats and rabbits.
 
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