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May 17, 2018 4:38 PM CST
Name: Rob
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pacific Northwest
I just got a huge delivery of wood chips from an arborist. I think they must be from fir trees because there are lots of green needles. Anyway, can I use the material immediately, without composting? Should I sprinkle in some ammonium salts with the chips? Thanks!
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May 17, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Amaryllis Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Salvias Lilies Irises
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Hi! Welcome! Nuttallii--

As long as you are using them as top dressing they would be good to go if it has been say 72 hours since chipping. Chipping generates heat in the chips. It can take them a little bit to cool off.
The smaller the heaps the quicker they cool down. I go pretty close to the plants but they are all established perennials. Saves on watering and the slow break down gives a little feed in the heat.

Working on mine right now with fresh chips.

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Share a picture when you are done! Love to see yours!

May joy and.happiness surround you!
One to take to heart....1 John 4 ..............................................Where there is smoke...there is fire...in most cases the smoke will kill you long before the fire consumes you. Beware of smoke screens! Freedom is not free and when those who have not paid the price or made the sacrifice...think that only they are right and entitled to speak...they bring us tryanny.
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May 17, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Name: Rob
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pacific Northwest
Thank you for the quick reply, Sharon! They must have dropped 8 yards of chips, so I should be getting some good exercise, this weekend! I'll share a pic when I finish. Take care!
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May 21, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Name: Rob
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pacific Northwest
Still at it, but I have a few pics of the yard
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May 21, 2018 4:41 PM CST
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Amaryllis Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Salvias Lilies Irises
Hibiscus Garden Art Daylilies Cottage Gardener Container Gardener Composter
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! It looks really nice! You are doing a fantastic job! I tip my hat to you. These are good photos. You could also submit them as landscape photos and earn acorns.

May you be blessed with success!
One to take to heart....1 John 4 ..............................................Where there is smoke...there is fire...in most cases the smoke will kill you long before the fire consumes you. Beware of smoke screens! Freedom is not free and when those who have not paid the price or made the sacrifice...think that only they are right and entitled to speak...they bring us tryanny.
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May 21, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Name: Rob
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pacific Northwest
Thanks, Sharon!
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