Before you go making a mountain out of a mulch hill, learn the facts.
For the most part ‘fruit trees’ prefer a more acid soil. I suspect the sawdust you have access to would be fine, with the fir & pine adding acidity while the hardwoods basically leave it neutral.
Organic matter such as straw, hay, wood chips, ground bark, sawdust, leaves, grass clippings, and pine needles are common mulching materials. These should be applied to a depth of 2 to 6 inches and cover the ground around a plant out to the drip line. Black plastic is often used in vegetable production.
Newspaper and other paper products can be used but the heavy metal content in many inks may File Size: 26KB. Just removed a 30 year old pine tree, and I have loads of mulch.
I used to bury soggy newspaper in my nursery for the purpose and a mass of feeder roots invariably surrounded and penetrated the paper when I dug them up.
I have been mulching my newly planted fruit trees (all kinds). Can this cause any harm? The mulch is a mix of chipped bark, limbs, and needles.
While we are on the subject, I'm also using mulch from a California pepper as well, from a. Jun 07, Pine mulch is made from pine trees. It is usually not used around fruit trees because it can make your soil more acidic and fruit trees do not thrive in overly acidic soil. Colored mulches are wood mulches that are died red, orange or black. These dyes can leach into the soil and aren’t recommended for fruit bushcutting.bar: Susan Poizner.