Wood chips and olive wood
The wood chips produced by the Conca d’Oro company are obtained from the residues of the olive tree pruning. Pruning generally takes place in the months of February, March and April, the wood obtained is left to dry naturally on the open air field under the action of the sun, until the end of the summer when it is chipped once the minimum value of humidity (15-20%).
The chipper can shred pruning residues up to a diameter of 35 cm and the product obtained is chips of varying size between 1×1 cm up to 3×5 cm. The final dimensions of the product vary depending on the starting material and the adjustment of the machine’s knives.
The wood chips produced by the Agraria Conca d’Oro company are free of chemical contaminants, being obtained from pruning of the olive grove conducted with biological methods (absence of the use of synthetic chemicals in the cultivation of the olive grove), this gives an added value to the product, as it avoids with its combustion the diffusion in the atmosphere of pollutants deriving from the cultivation treatments.
In addition, the olive wood chips, in addition to being a valuable alternative fuel, can be used for different uses:
– MULCHING FOR HORTICULTURAL CROPS OR GARDENS (natural system for the control of weeds): by dispersing a layer of wood chips on the ground, you avoid the sun’s rays to hit the ground, so as to slow the growth of unwanted weeds in addition to counteracting drought in the hottest months avoiding the evaporation of water contained in the soil;
– IGNITE FIRE: it is recognized that the olive wood is an excellent fuel, the wood chips obtained from this type of wood is an excellent starter for the ignition of the hearth or domestic barbecue (also suitable to be used as an alternative to coal for the barbecue kitchen).
– COMPOST: the wood chips, if obtained from green pruning with a higher rate of humidity, is an excellent basis for producing compost suitable for enriching the soil of the vegetable garden or garden with organic substance.
– ORNAMENTAL: the wood chips recall a strong attraction to the nature, can be used to beautify nature trails, playgrounds for children, natural sector events / agricultural sector, etc.