Fresh wood chips as mulch?
I local tree trimmer is going to deliver four yards of branches and leaves for free that have just gone through the chipper. I was planning on mulching my fruit trees and vegetable garden with it. They know not to include any walnut or palm trees or any diseased trees. They send all that stuff to the dump. My plan is to mulch everything and then get a couple more loads and compost it and use it to amend my garden beds with it next year.
Can I use this right away or do I have to compost it first?