When I took up woodturning in July last year, I was surprised to discover just how big a pile of wood chips are produced from a single log. It does become a bit of a problem after a while. Wood chips do make good mulch for the garden but they have to rot down for a few months before applying. Otherwise they deplete the soil of nitrogen as it takes a lot of nitrogen to break them down (adding urine helps this process... just sayin). They can also be added to compost but the same applies. If you have friends who keep pets such as rabbits and hamsters, great (but be aware that some woods are toxic and shouldn't be used)... but, unless your friend has a zoo, you'll be producing more wood chips than they can use. In short: none of the methods of utilising and consuming wood chips can keep up with the rate and volume at which I produce them. Does anyone have any ideas or are we all in the same boat?