Wood mulch can help in climate change fight

UBC research shows covering soil with wood mulch can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions–specifically nitrous oxide emissions–by up to 28 per cent, reports Castanet.

“In addition to saving water, improving soil, combating pests and stopping weeds, wood mulch actually reduces the release of a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide,” said Craig Nichol, senior earth and environmental sciences instructor.