Opinions on best type of tree for wood chip mulch?
The tree service guy who just delivered 6 cubic yards of free wood chips from an assortment of Crape Myrtle, Carrot Wood, and Pine trees said he could probably get me wood chips from just about any type of tree that grows in southern California. I asked him what he recommended and he said avoid hardwood like Eucalyptus or Chinese Elm, and just about any softwood was good. He said the highest demand was citrus tree and fruit tree wood, and I would have to get on a waiting list for those. I was thinking camphor tree wood would be good if one got it at the time of the year when there weren't any berries on it. I like the smell of pine, and the pine needles would probably be good for the alkaline soil we have in southern California. Any really aromatic wood anyone can thing of?