Who mulched California?

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Tue, 06 Jul 2004 09:04:36 PDT

I've enjoyed looking at Mary Sue's photos of the Mendocino Sonoma Coast
flora, and these photos (and the concurrent thread on Brodiaea californica)
have renewed my interest in this group.

I'm puzzled by something I see (or think I see) in some of the Mendocino
Sonoma photos. Some of tho photos which show the surface of the ground
suggest that the ground has been mulched with finely shredded bark. What is
that stuff? How deep is it? Is there soil under that (rather than rock)? If
so, what is the soil like? 

Sorry, Mary Sue, I know it's a photo you took, not a soil sample. But this
intrigues me, and any commentary would be appreciated. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I ordinarily don't dish
the dirt

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