Story: Radiata pine

Pine bark mulch

Pine bark mulch

Pine bark is ground to various sizes and textures to be used as a mulch for growing plants. Bark mulch is laid thickly on the ground to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds and maintain even soil temperatures.

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Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - The wood', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16851/pine-bark-mulch (accessed 21 March 2019)

Story by Peter Berg, published 24 Nov 2008