Woodchips are a medium-sized solid material made by cutting, or chipping, larger pieces of wood. The process of making wood chips is called woodchipping and is done with a woodchipper.
- Mulch (ground cover to prevent evaporation, reduce water needs); prevent weed growth
- Playground surfacing, Walkways
- Composting material
- Fuel (e.g. micro-CHP)
- Erosion control
- land management: prevent nitrate runoff
- as part of a biofilter
- mushroom cultivation
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Heat treatment for durability
Wood chips can be heat-treated for potentially better preservation. There is not much information on this. Basically, when wood is treated at temperatures up to about 270C, volatiles are mobilized and some polymerization reactions occur. The treated material then has less of a capacity to absorb water, reducing microbial growth and hence biodegradation. The treated wood is structurally less strong, but this is not a concern with wood chips. Please see "Wood Preservation by Carbonization" page for further details. This treatment may have a future role as mulch in perennial agriculture in cases where good durability is required.