Mulching around fruit trees

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  1. Mark

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    Hi everyone,

    thought I'd start a thread with one of my latest VLog vids about mulching around fruit trees :)

     
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    Great video log mate. Love your comprehensive explanations and examples. Thanks for sharing. Do you have a preference of material to chip into mulch? Anything not recommended to put in the chipper?
     
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    Great Job Mark. The place is looking great. Your wife will get a nice surprise :)

    We spent the day chopping down a huge cane palm and another tree and kept the trunks and the palm fronds to put the in the bottom of the 800mm beds :)
     
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    Thanks Ash!
    Well, chippers in general don't handle palm fronds very well at all so I wouldn't recommend chipping them. Some people say eucalyptus wood chip makes the soil infertile but I chip all our fallen eucalyptus branches and been putting it in the garden and around fruit trees for years without seeing any issues.

    I even know of people who chip their horse manure to make it easier to spread on the garden - not a bad idea!

    Heard it has been cold and windy up your way - nice rug up and couple cuddle weather. :)
     
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    Thanks Kate!

    Great use of palm fronds! Good stuff :)
     
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    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
     
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