|Forum topic by SteviePete||posted 05-18-2012 02:54 PM||1903 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-18-2012 02:54 PM
Over the past few years I have had no problem finding uses for hardwood and softwood shavings. Sawdust only as an admixture to black dirt or compost (small amount into large amount of product). I have followed many threads on this and other forums about the negative outcomes for Juglans sp. Among them alergies, sensitivities and reactions both on skin and respiratory. They are also described in the literature as negative in horticulture mixes the culprit is Juglone. Wiki has some scienterific information.
THE INSTANT CASE: The local watering hole maintains sports fields and has on heck of a time controlling vegetation behind the fences in the playing field. Small aspen, balsam, hazelnut, and red pine encroaches on the fence in just a few years. Is anyone aware of the use of Juglans sp. as an herbicide in right-of-way maintenance. I have about 3 yds3 of mixed shavings, dust and small chips.
Throw your 2 cents in on your experiences with juglone. Thanks. Steve
-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North