Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

Questions about the effect of woodchips on soil arise with every generation of new gardeners. People know that woodchips in compost need a lot of nitrogen to break down, so they wonder if woodchip mulch could steal nitrogen from the soil underneath? Likewise, the sap-juices of most trees, released when the tree is freshly chipped… Continue reading Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

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