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Activators not necessary for compost piles

...in nitrogen.)Carbon as a compost food comes from bulky, old plant material, such as straw, hay, autumn leaves, wood chips, and old weeds and garden plants. It would be impossible to stuff suitable quantities of any of these materials in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-08-06/keep-composting-simp
Mulch is good, but which is the best?

...health. As any organic material (wood chips, straw or leaves) decomposes...can be covered with something like wood chips, but coverings eventually slide...in helping to complete a picture: wood chips or leaves in a woodland setting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-06-25/mulch-good-which-bes
Mountains of tree debris to be converted to wood chips

...soon be replaced by huge piles of wood chips.Jared Moskowitz, the general counsel...exist."What happens next with the wood chips is up to the city, which hasn't...Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, said wood chips can be recycled as mulch, sold to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-26/mountains-tree-debris-be-conv
SRS expanding biomass power plant

...Monday on an expansion of the original biomass generation facility that began operations in 2012. The heating plant uses wood chips and shredded rubber tires as fuel to power SRS operations.Last year's "polar vortex" crippled steam production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-11/srs-expanding-biomass-power-
Rants & Raves

...to worry about him getting beat up in prison. My daddy taught me right and I kept myself out of prison. A MAN MAKING wood chips and mulch can't make noise in a neighborhood. The Starbucks plant can make noise in a neighborhood. One set of rules...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-13/rants-raves
Train derails in Washington County

...Ga., spilling about 85 tons of wood chips but causing no injuries, according...completely and spilled its load of wood chips onto the railroad's main track...pulled by two locomotives. Other than wood chips, no other materials were released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-01-28/train-derails-washington-cou
Shavings can be used for mulch

...while before using as mulch. Fresh wood chips can tie up nitrogen during decomposition. Wood chips have a high carbon-to-nitrogen...Another concern is that if fresh wood chips are applied in too thick of a layer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/06/ent_317145.shtml
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Fuel switch to save at SRS

...year by switching from burning coal to cleaner-burning wood chips and biomass. The site's A Area will receive a new...officials said. The plant will operate on 22,000 tons of wood chips or biomass each year. At least 12,000 tons of coal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-06-14/fuel-switch-save-srs
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Clean energy in works

...Savannah River Site.The unusual project will convert 322,000 tons of wood chips and shredded tires per year into 20 megawatts of electric power...about 25 permanent jobs, not including private haulers who bring wood chips to the plant.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-04-07/clean-energy-works
Metro | Savannah River Site
Ignore those ugly rumors about mulch

...the starvation rumor goes like this: The two nutrients most needed by soil microorganisms are carbon and nitrogen. Wood chips, straw, sawdust and many other organic mulches are high in carbon but low in nitrogen. When soil microorganisms chew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-11/ignore-those-ugly-rumors-about-mulc