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Branches must be cut to less than 3 feet long and 3 inches wide. Place in green cart.
Consider starting your own compost, and use it as a natural, slow-release fertilizer to grow your own plants. Understand that pine bark is naturally acidic, and over time that acidity can transfer to the soil. Many garden plants grow best in neutral or alkaline soils. Acidic soil conditions suit only certain plants.
Commercial composting operations will 'chip' the branches into small pieces which will compost in their industrial piles. Much more work and slower to do in a backyard compost pile.
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