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Rubbery Shrubbery: Should We Use Rubber Mulch in Our Landscapes?

Presented by Linda Chalker-Scott - Extension Horticulturist, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University

April 09, 2015

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According to the EPA, we discard 290 million scrap tires annually. Finding a market for these slow-to-decompose materials is desirable, and many innovative uses have been developed, including rubberized asphalt, playground surfaces, and landscape mulches. This webinar will examine the scientific literature behind the efficacy and environmental safety of rubber mulches.

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