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Can wood chips from hedge trees (osage orange) be used as mulch in the garden? I know that the wood has a lot of chemicals which deter insects, but I wonder if these chemicals will also deter plant growth (like juglone in walnuts)? Are the chips long lasting like cedar?



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Dear David,

The following might be helpful:
http://www.forestry.uga.edu/efr/docs/pfor99-022.html

The wood is long-lasting, i.e., resists decay, so it might be around for a long time.

Anthony R. Brach



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