About Pine Bark Mulch
Pine Bark Mulch is the bark only from pine trees. Most of the pine bark mulch available in the central to eastern United States, comes from the southern grown pines and is a by-product of the paper and lumber industries. The bark is chopped up and screened producing the different types of mulch from Pine Bark mulch to large Pine Bark nuggets. Pine bark is an excellent mulch to use. It doesnÕt compact like most mulches, it has a reddish brown color and holds up longer than most mulches. Pine is also an excellent soil conditioner. It's great for loosening up heavy soils and because of its acidity, it promotes root growth and is great for your acid loving plants. The larger Pine Bark Nuggets provide a pleasant decorative look in large areas but are a poor choice for small or delicate applications. Their size means they won't break down easily, which is a plus for maintenance but a minus for soil nutrition.