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How Long Can you Store Fir Bark?

Posted by beachape none (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 17, 12 at 23:46

Hello All,

I'm planning on picking up some fine grade fir bark to make some gritty mix 1:1:1 and some medium grade to use with my phalaenopsis orchids. Just wondering how long can you store dry fir bark?

I was planning on picking up some extra to save for the next time I need to repot (1-2 years). Understand that I should store in a dry place, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my money by buying a big bag.


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RE: How Long Can you Store Fir Bark?

Kept cool and dry, coarse fir bark will probably outlive you.
I bought a lot on sale two years ago, and I'm still using it.

RE: How Long Can you Store Fir Bark?

I have numerous dead fir trees that have been standing for 50 to 100 years. The entire tree EXCEPT the bark has been completely consumed. I run the slabs of bark through my chipper/shredder and then screen to size. I buy from Ace Hardware plastic storage tubs of about 15 gallons, when they are on sale. I have 6 of them filled with bark that keep beautifully. Some will be part of my final estate. Al

RE: How Long Can you Store Fir Bark?

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RE: How Long Can you Store Fir Bark?

I would agree... kept at average temp and dry, it should last a good, long time. I've had unopened bags of ReptiBark sitting on a shelf for 3 years, and it's fine.

Be sure to wet it thoroughly before planting in it. I like to soak it for a while so it absorbs moisture and doesn't dry out too quickly when first using it.

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