Wood Mulch

jrobe added on June 7, 2011 | Answered

I have had some trees cut down recently and the wood ground up. I was told that the wood was good for mulch around other plants, shrubs and trees. Is this true or will it attract carpenter ants and termites?

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Answered on June 9, 2011

Your mulch should be aged before using for several reasons and yes, bugs are one of them. Fresh wood mulch also leaches a lot of nitrogen from the soil because nitrogen is necessary to the decay process.

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