We are still using the loads we got earlier this year. We used a lot of them on the pipeline, the worst soil on the place. We are feeding the horse's round bale of hay on the pipeline, they drop a lot of hay, poop on it and it adds humus to the soil. We started doing this last fall and will continue until early spring when I sow grass seed on the pipeline and close the horses off. In the meantime, the wood chips are helping to check erosion and adding humus.Is your wood chips supply still going? Hope so.
There is biodiversity in wood chips. A dust mask is a very good idea.
About 20 years ago, a neighbor had his spruce taken out. I had the wood chip guy leave a pile in my driveway.
Hauling it around, I developed a severe "cold."
Fungal spores will tear your lungs up, get inside you and have to be chased down and killed before they start swinging from your organs.Since this COVID thing I have been more aware of breathing and air or my air is more polluted lately with smoke from fires, but I started wearing a mask for taking the ask out of the woodstove, cleaning the rabbit hutch and messing with the compost bins, and handling potting soil.