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#1 posted 07-18-2012 11:27 AM

If mixed into the soil, the very high carbon to nitrogen ratio will cause the bacteria that break down the cellulose to rob the soil of nitrogen until the wood is decomposed. This can cause a nitrogen deficiency in your plants. If you add shavings and sawdust to a plant bed, and if you want to speed up decomposition, add a little nitrogen fertilizer.

I do not put walnut shavings or sawdust around my plants, but everything else seems to work fine.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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