wood chips and branches?
I haven't gotten into the vermicomposting thing yet, but have been meaning to. I do compost though.
My scenario and question:
Last week, a local tree trimmer dumped a couple yards of rather large, FRESH(green) wood chips and branches on my driveway. I thought I could use them for mulch, but they're just way too fresh that it would take a year or 2 to dry them out. SO I built a pile with them, hoping they'll decompose some to use later either as compost or mulch. I still see this taking a long time and I don't actually have a lot of space here in my dinky SoCal backyard.
So, I was thinking worms, maybe? Will they munch on woody vegetation like this and possibly leave me with a nice pile of castings/compost?
I know I'd have to let the pile cool down before I add them. I was just wondering if they'll munch on wood and if it's worth it to throw 2-5 lbs of reds on the pile.