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Re: E-M:/ tires for mulch?



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Enviro-Mich message from Susan Falcone <sfalcone@umich.edu>
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Seems to me that the heat  resulting from rubber would be intolerable to 
our Michigan flowers, shrubs, etc.

Susan Falcone
Ann Arbor

--On Friday, February 21, 2003 11:27 AM -0500 William Tobler 
<williamtobler@critterswoods.org> wrote:

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> Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler"
> <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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> What an interesting question.
>
> At an MCATS meeting a year ago, a member noted that on her travels
> south she had run across tire-chips being used as a mulch at state
> roadside facilities.  She said it was highly touted down there (and
> I've forgotten where that was).
>
> At first blush, one would think of tire chips as pretty inert.  On the
> other hand, I have read that huge mountains of tires which get wet are
> subject to spontaneous combustion.  Seems like a compost pile, which
> suggests a certain aspect of biodegradeable.
>
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>> Enviro-Mich message from "Savoie, Kathryn"
> <KSavoie@accesscommunity.org>
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>> Has anyone heard of using recycled tires as mulch for landscaping?
> This is a
>> totally new one to me, but it is being marketed to our organization as
>> "environmentally friendly," and I have some concerns. Doesn't this
> stuff
>> degrade, however slowly?  If so, what are the environmental
> implications?
>> I'd appreciate any information on this topic. Thanks.
>>
>> Kathryn Savoie, Ph.D.
>> Environmental Program Director
>> ACCESS
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>> NEW ADDRESS & PHONE:
>> 6450 Maple Street
>> Dearborn MI  48126
>> (313) 216-2225
>> ksavoie@accesscommunity.org <mailto:ksavoie@accesscommunity.org>
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