burning brush - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by katbrady
March 5, 2010
Would it be beneficial to burn a pile of brush in my garden and then till the carbon ashhes into the clay earth?

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2010


Not really. Ashes can be spread on a garden in small amounts (25-50 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.) but it will be difficult to measure the amount of ash the brush pile might generate. Too much ash will keep plants from growing. I'd vote for either composting the brush or hauling it off rather than burning it.

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