Is it safe to use free mulch made from a city's (Jacksonville, IL) brush and tree trimmings around trees in one's yard? Is there a danger of diseases and insects being brought into the property and potentially harming the trees?
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a possibility...yes, there's always the slight chance something may be transmitted.
However, the probability of that happening is generally considered to be very low.