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    Default Camphor laurel saw dust

    At the moment, we have countless number of saw dust which are clean and fully dried. As we use camphor laurel wood, the saw dust smell very nice and have antibacterial properties but the rate we are producing left overs are getting out of control. I believe they are great for gardening. Do u have any ideas on what to do with them? ..like saw dust buyer?
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    My friend wanted to make wood fire bricks out of what I was producing. We did some research on how easy it would be to make some on a very small scale and use either on the BBQ or fire place. We never ended up making any bricks as we found out that bricks might not burn as clean giving quite a bit of smoke. As neither of us had a fire place in Sydney or knew of someone that had one we shelved that idea.

    I ended up putting this in the garden and found that it was best to have a thin layer of saw dust if I was going to use it as mulch or mix it with the dirt to enable it to break down. The main area that I was using this was with the lemon and orange trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christos View Post
    My friend wanted to make wood fire bricks out of what I was producing. We did some research on how easy it would be to make some on a very small scale and use either on the BBQ or fire place. We never ended up making any bricks as we found out that bricks might not burn as clean giving quite a bit of smoke. As neither of us had a fire place in Sydney or knew of someone that had one we shelved that idea.

    I ended up putting this in the garden and found that it was best to have a thin layer of saw dust if I was going to use it as mulch or mix it with the dirt to enable it to break down. The main area that I was using this was with the lemon and orange trees.
    I wouldn't put camphor laurel dust on the garden. I mulched camphor leaves and put them on my garden and it is a VERY effective insecticide. After years the worms hadn't returned and eventually dug out the soil and replaced it with shop bought.

    I'd be keen to hear about regular saw dust on a garden; but not camphor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Sinclair View Post
    I'd be keen to hear about regular saw dust on a garden; but not camphor.
    I use cypress sawdust and wood shavings from our local mill on the vegetable garden to great effect. Typically it goes on circa 100mm thick and keeps the weeds at bay for a year or so before I dig it in.

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