Shred and use directly as a mulch

If you have a shredder, this is the simplest solution (see pages 82-85), which avoids completely the difficulty of composting this material. You will read dire warnings about woody mulches releasing toxins or using up all the nitrogen in your soil, but both problems are much exaggerated.

For hedge prunings, an alternative is simply to push them out of the way under the hedge, where they will slowly decompose and also provide an ideal hiding place for hibernating hedgehogs and other garden wildlife.

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