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Is using only deciduous woodchip critical? Whats your personal experience

 
Steve Hitchen
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Location: Yorksire - North England
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Hi,

I have been reading the laval university documentation regarding how deceduius trees only should be used for woodchip mulches due to the problems with confier trees.

My issue is that I can't easily get purely deciduous trees - It's a total mix of the two.

Have people on this forum encountered any significant problem using confier woodchips or is it working out OK for you?

Thanks

Steve
 
Michael Cox
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I've used both and had no notable problems with either (other than more slugs than I am used to). When we have had a LOT of conifer I have spread it mostly on paths, but I don't know if that precaution is necessary.
 
Jessica Padgham
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I use whatever I can get. Around here it has been loads that are mostly or all evergreen. Never had any problems. Of course my soil is alkaline to begin with and it seems to be too dry for slugs and snails to reach problem levels.
 
Eric Thompson
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Fir, hemlock, and cedar have all been fine for me! I use heavily for woody perennials.
 
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