When I left to head to town today, I passed the tree trimmers working on my road. With a bit of boldness, I stopped and asked if they needed a place to dump their chippings of the day. "Yes"....what a beautiful sounding answer. So I gave them directions, headed off to town and hoped for the best.
Didn't get back home until after 5 and I had completely forgotten about the chippings. So it was a pleasant suprise to find two truckloads of ready to use mulch sitting outside the rockwall. Wow, I'm not usually this lucky. In the past everytime I offered a spot for dumping chippings, I was always told that they already had a place lined up. So finally I've won my turn at them.
Tree trimming chipping make a marvelous mulch. Oh, there's some rather long stuff mixed in, but as a mulch it doesn't matter. I plan to use this on the veggie gardens. I bet I'll use every drop, every chip.