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Stump removal shavings

Posted by char35 TX 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 12:21

I just had 2 lg. pine tree stumps ground out. Can I do anything with the shavings and soil that was removed?
Can it be used as pine mulch? What should I not use it on?
Thank you.

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RE: Stump removal shavings

You can definitely use those shavings as mulch altho could also dig them into the soil if you add extra nitrogen to help with decomposition.

What type of gardening do you do? I'd likely not dig them into a veggie garden as there is no way I know of to determine how much nitrogen to add and you may not have the best crop result. You'd have to watch the plants closely and add more nitrogen if they look pale and don't do well. Google "signs of nitrogen deficiency" for more info.

I'm currently experimenting with mixing shredded bark with my heavy clay soil when I plant perennials. I'm adding alfalfa pellets as a nitrogen source. Should be able to tell how successful this has been this year.

The link below was posted by someone on this forum and shows the benefits of wood chips in soil.

Here is a link that might be useful: wood chips dug into soil

RE: Stump removal shavings

Thanks for the link. Very good. I'm not using them in veggie garden. Because of all the warm weather critters we deal with, I have veggies in pots. I do have a 50' X 4' azalea bed; that I thought I might put them as a top mulch after I clean it out and feed the azaleas. Any thoughts?

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