Red cedar mulch on fruit trees

Is there any harm in using eastern red cedar wood chips on fruit trees, pawpaw, persimmon, Apple, pear? A rather urgent question as a dump truck load is heading my direction

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I can’t forsee it being allelopathic or necessarily harmful, but I don’t think they will break down quickly. This might not be such a bad thing for moisture retention but possibly if you intend to use the chips as a nutrient addition. If you have that covered I’d say it should be fine, but I’m not a cedar expert.

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I suspect some allelopathic consequences when mulching young vegetable plants, but I’ve never suffered any consequences from them mulching fruit trees. I was hopeful they might repel peach borers but can’t say one way or another. Haven’t used them as an exclusive species much.

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Thank you very much for the comment. It’s actually a mixture of cedar and other things so it sounds like I’m OK. Much appreciated

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