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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Mar 18, 2014 9:13 PM CST
I have been doing a lot of clearing out in overgrown areas. A friend heats a portion of her commercial GH (since the nursery went belly up with the economy) with wood. The larger stuff I'm saving for her for that purpose....but she said she would like the smaller stuff for her chipper to chip and use as mulch. I've been saving, but now I'm wondering will the youpon once chipped for mulch sprout and grow??? I sure don't want to cause her any problems in her gardens. I'm keeping some as the wildlife enjoy the berries, BUT it has absolutely TAKEN OVER.
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robertduval14
Mar 21, 2014 11:25 PM CST

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I've been landscaping for quite a while and have chipped up countless varieties of wood over the years. I, personally, have yet to have anything sprout and grow from chips. In fact, there is a blueberry farm that takes all the chips I can give em for their bushes. Everything from pine, oak and maple to lilac, hollys, forsythia, and even large poison ivy vines end up in that mix...they've never encountered any troubles either.

Now, that's not to say it's impossible and I've never personally chipped up Ilex vomitoria since it's not used in my neck of the woods, but I'd say it's more than likely safe to use in that fashion.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Mar 23, 2014 9:42 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. very happy for this answer Smiling
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