Newly cut bark chip

Rachel Darlington asked 12 years ago

I have recently obtained a load of newly cut bark chip. How long do I need to wait before spreading it on planted areas? Six months?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Freshly chipped bark can be used at any stage, although it is often left to decompose a little.

The theory that is uses up nutrients is true to some extent, but these nutrients are released when the bark rots in two or three years, and there is no reason to wait, except that it might look a little fresh and raw, but this only lasts a few weeks.