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African Tulip Chop and Drop?

 
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Hello all,
I am wondering if african tulips can be used as chop and drop mulch? Does the small coppices regrow if you chop them about a thumb thick at the base an throw them on the ground? Im in maui near hana and its very moist and rainy.

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Aloha, Dustin.

I never thought about African Tulip for chop & drop mulch. I don't have it growing on my place, so I haven't tried it yet. I see a number of trees along the road that the county mowers tend to hack back now and again. I haven't seen any of the cuttings left behind form any sprouts. So perhaps it would work for mulch.
 
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