May. 18th 2007 – Chicago Tribune.com: Which mulch where.
I avoid cypress — the material of much cheap mulch — because now cypress mulch often comes from swamps that have been clear-cut for the purpose. Instead, if I run short of leaves I look for mulches that are by-products of the lumber industry,
such as the shredded hardwood or pine bark mulch. I hate dyed mulches,
though. The current fashion for violently orange-red mulch hurts my