I saw a YouTuber (My Self Reliance), who has built cabins in the woods in Canada and has become self reliant. The first gardens he built starts with him piling up logs and limbs. His gardens were beautiful!
I don’t know if maybe I am shortcutting the process, but do you see all that wood/leaf litter *under* those branches? The top inch or three under the loose leaves is already years and years of composted material. When needed, I rake up that stuff and work it into my garden and it grows food like crazy! My woodlot is primarily hardwoods and I don’t know if that makes a significant difference from a mix of soft & hard wood trees.
I’ve known about this for years and it was good to get this reminder, so thanks. I had the electric company who came by trimming trees to leave me a pile of chips that I plan to incorporate into my garden this fall.
Very interesting video. I have been using wood chips for a year so far and see a major improvement in my trees and bushes. I am sure there is only improvement ahead as my garden matures. Thank you for this information.