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Old 08-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Howdy folks. We had a big pine removed, and they left a fair amount (half a cubic yard?) of wood chips where it was. The tree sat in a depression, and now we want to fill it in and grass it over. Probably 2 cubic yards of soil required for that. Can we just dump soil right on top of the wood chips? Is there some problem I am not forseeing?

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Howdy folks. We had a big pine removed, and they left a fair amount (half a cubic yard?) of wood chips where it was. The tree sat in a depression, and now we want to fill it in and grass it over. Probably 2 cubic yards of soil required for that. Can we just dump soil right on top of the wood chips? Is there some problem I am not forseeing?
Spread the mulch out a lot before covering over it, because it will decompose. Also, the soil itself will settle quite a bit. So plan on adding more soil next spring.

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Spread the mulch out a lot before covering over it, because it will decompose. Also, the soil itself will settle quite a bit. So plan on adding more soil next spring.
OK cool, so it's just a bit of settling to worry about, perfect, thanks a ton.
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The decomposing material will draw nitrogen from the soil and plants for the process so plan on compensating for that. You need to monitor Ph as well.

And plan on settling for years to come if this was a large old tree.
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The decomposing material will draw nitrogen from the soil and plants for the process so plan on compensating for that. You need to monitor Ph as well.

And plan on settling for years to come if this was a large old tree.


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And some more after that. I Have um come back and rake it out, or you rake it out and use it for mulch and save th3 or 4 bucks a bag.
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And some more after that. I Have um come back and rake it out, or you rake it out and use it for mulch and save th3 or 4 bucks a bag.
raking out the chips would be the way to go
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But you will only get as much as the stump grinder chewed up. You will still get settling for years to come.
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