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Wood Chips
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Wood Chips

The MPRB forestry department offers piles of free wood chips (mulch) for homeowners to use as landscaping material. Forestry crews periodically replenish wood chip piles after pruning trees. Crews do not deliver wood chips to residences.

The woodchips that we create from ash trees are safe to use because they are ground small enough to destroy any Emerald Ash Borer larvae that may be inside. Using wood chips from diseased elm trees is safe and does not spread Dutch Elm Disease. Trees downed by storms are typically processed off-site and do not increase the amount of wood chips.

Wood Chip Availability

New pruning equipment has increased the safety of MPRB arborists and improved efficiency. The new equipment has also greatly decreased the volume of wood chips. Forestry will phase out neighborhood wood chips by 2016.

Dates Available

Wood Chip Locations

July 4 to late-August, 2014

5

July 4 to mid-August, 2015

3

July 4 to late-July, 2016

2

2017

0

Call 612-313-7710 or email forestry@minneapolisparks.org for additional information,

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