Answer: Both cedar and cypress mulches are by-products of the wood industry. These are parts of the tree that would be otherwise wasted. Using them in the garden is a way of recycling. But there are other organic matters that can be used as mulches. Pecan shells, Rice hulls, peanut shells, straw, etc. So whatever crop is grown in your area may have some by-products that you can. You might check around to see what's locally available.
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