Can I use shredded pine ones for mulch?

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  • According to this article, you can but there are some disadvantages in certain areas of the yard:

  • Em Em on Jun 08, 2019

    Pine cones, composed of wood scales, function like other wood mulches. As the pine cones contain resin, they shed water and disperse rain into droplets, reducing soil erosion. Due to their open cone architecture, whole pine cones encourage air circulation while protecting soil from wind erosion. Used whole or shredded, the pine cones insulate plants against weather extremes, keeping the soil cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The temperature moderation promotes plant health by keeping roots from freezing or overheating. The pine cones reduce water evaporation by protecting the soil from direct sun and wind exposure.