Hello everyone, I am attempting to start a small orchard/garden in my backyard. My question concerns the making of orchard compost. I have a book by a reputable author, which recommends the use of hardwood chips to make orchard compost. I am having difficulty locating a source of chips and was wondering if hardwood mulch could be used as an alternative. I already have built a composter for the garden so that is taken care of. Any help would be most appreciated.