I'm hoping to expand our raised bed system this fall.
May 02, Willow tree chips are not toxic in the same way Walnut chips are toxic. However, wood chips, regardless of toxicity, can tie up plant nutrients, especially nitrogen. This is either good or bad depending on your situation and goals. If you: put the chips on a path, the chips will reduce the health of weeds and make the weeds a little easier to bushmulch.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Oct 09, See More Garden Goodies: bushmulch.bar - - - Several weeks ago we had our snake willow tree cut down. We also requested several slabs be sav.
Wood chips and shavings tend to come in smaller, thinner pieces than other types of organic mulches.
Jan 24, Mulch can damage trees. Too much mulch applied over the root ball or resting against the trunk (see right photos) can cause problems for trees, especially when there is a lagre range in particle sizes.
Roots often grow up and into the mulch causing stem girdling roots which can kill trees (lower photo). This is especially troublesome on trees planted within the last 10 to 20 years. Jun 29, We don't have willow trees, so don't know if wood chips from them would act the same as walnut.
Our trees are oak and maple. I think it would be okay to mulch your garden paths with the willow chips and plow it under in the fall. Jun 12, Definitely use them as mulch.
There is no concern of them robbing nitrogen if they are on the surface where they are exposed to air which is about 78% nitrogen. Don't pile more than about 4" deep no matter what mulch you're using and don't till them into the soil.
Problems Caused by Mulch That’s Too Thick Around Trees Problem: Too much mulch smothers the tree’s roots. Consequence: Roots might grow up through the mulch in search of air. Problem: Moisture builds up. Consequence: That excess moisture between the trunk and mulch volcano creates perfect.