Where Does Your Mulch Come
can come from anywhere. Are you taking the appropriate precautions
to protect yourself and those around you? Forestry Resources,
Inc. has been supplying the trade with safe, clean mulches
for 20 years. We wrote the book on alternative mulches in
1983 with the introduction of FloriMulch®. Since then
we've been at the forefront of new product development. Our
products are manufactured with only the highest in production
standards. Let us give you peace of mind on your next job
Take Steps Today To Ensure Safe-Reliable
Recent studies and reports
are highlighting a problem with the mulch used
in children's playgrounds and landscaping projects. Mulches
made from recycled pressure treated wood can contain high
levels of arsenic, a known cancer-causing agent. This arsenic
may seep into surrounding soil, groundwater or through human
skin if it is handled and touched. Those concerned about using
these types of mulch products can find an alternative from
Forestry Resources. The company features a product line derived
from melaleuca. The end result is arsenic free* mulch.
a melaleuca mulch product, provides an environmentally friendly
solution offering a number of advantages over other types
of mulches. Forestry Resources offers three different FloriMulch
products. Each one is derived from 100 percent melaleuca,
is not treated with CCA or any other non-organic chemical,
and is completely non-toxic.
Environmentally Sensible Mulch!
the leader in the up-and-coming melaleuca mulch market, provides
a number of features based on its core component...melaleuca.
It serves a practical use of controlling weeds, reducing watering,
and protecting roots. In addition, recent studies suggest
it is termite resistant. Preliminary research conducted at
the University of Florida suggests termites survived better
and consumed more mulch made up of pine and cypress sapwoods.
However, they did not survive with a strict melaleuca diet.
In addition, Forestry Resources has developed a curing process
that raises the temperature of the mulch to 140 degrees, which
eliminates burrowing nematodes and weed seed germination.
In fact, FloriMulch is the only melaleuca mulch product earning
a state certification as nematode free
mulch provides further benefits as an environmentally friendly
product. Melaleuca is a non-native tree that was introduced
to in the 1920?s as a way to dry up the Everglades. Because
of its quick proliferation, it destroys native vegetation.
Today, it is illegal to plant new melaleuca trees, but it
still grows. Forestry Resources created the FloriMulch product
as a method of eliminating this evasive tree and finding a
practical use for it. Melaleuca mulch is an environmentally
friendly alternative to cypress mulch. The enormous amounts
of cypress mulch produced each year threaten the survival
of this native Florida tree important for flood control, wildlife
habitat and water purity. All FloriMulch products feature
an endorsement from The Friends of the Florida Everglades,
leaders in the crusade to save the National Park's native
is already the mulch of choice for many counties and cities
throughout Florida when it comes to providing surface cover
in parks and playgrounds. The melaleuca mulch product provides
an important buffer between children and possibly contaminated
soil and is fully certified for shock absorbing qualities
in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials
safety standards. In addition, FloriMulch
PlaySafe is ADA compliant and allows
wheelchair accessibility where other playground material separate
and become unstable. It is also a clean alternative to sand.
Resources also carries a line of non-melaleuca premium
shredded colored (red, gold, eucalyptus
blend) mulch. These products do not contain any pressure treated
lumber or reconstituted woods. Furthermore, all coloring agents
are environmentally safe pigments and are Material Safety
Data Sheet approved.
Let us provide you PEACE
* According to the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, Arsenic occurs naturally in harmless
trace quantities in all living things, including plants and
soil. Thus all mulch and soil products will contain some traces
of this natural element. EPA information and independent
laboratory testing on our products are available upon request.