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Old 03-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Cypress-Mulch Industry Threatens Our Wetlands

Cypress-Mulch Industry Threatens Our Wetlands

Honey Island Group, Sierra Club -- Cypress-mulch industry threatens our wetlands
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Did you know that your next work in your yard may contribute to the irretrievable and unnecessary loss of Louisiana wetlands?

Your local home-products-warehouse store or garden center may be selling horticultural mulch made from ground-up young cypress trees! This is not the residue of lumber production; wetlands and marshes are being cleared of immature cypress, just for the immediate financial gain of the harvesters.
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Many buyers think that cypress mulch is termite resistent. This is not true for such young trees and when ground up for mulch!

Cypress mulch is receiving such a bad reputation that some manufacturers are repackaging it as 'Red Mulch'. Please don't be misled; it's still the same thing.
We have a thread discussing wildlife friendly mulches here:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...y-mulches.html
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