Of course woodchip from trees grown elsewhere implies a gap in the sustainability profile, but the trees are from local domestic gardens and they are said to cover the needs for potting compost which would otherwise be another import to the farm.
This story came to me as I was cutting back some trees and hedges, so I thought I would give it a try! I was told the pile of tree chippings was turned every 3 or 4 months. And that after two years good compost was made.
So after just over two years you can see the result. It works!
|The compost heap|
|After 2 years the insect life seems to have moved on|
|Sieve to make a fine potting compost or use as-is for mulching|
Incidentally mulching with uncomposted woodchip is likely to take valuable nitrogen away from plants it is protecting.