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acceptable trees for mulch

 
                                          
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in general what kinds of trees should i not use as mulch.
 
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It would help if  you added your general location.
If you're in the U.S., I think black walnut's a no-no.
We use everything over here.
 
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Not cedar and not walnut. Both of those trees have a chemical in them to suppress wee growth, and what are weeds but plants? We had walnut trees when I was growing up and my Mom had to place the garden outside of the root growth of the trees or the vegetables would  not grow well.
 
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I mulch up maple saplings, or use them for natural building. A strong young wood.
 
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