I've gotten three loads of wood chips recently from people doing tree trimming, and have been quite happy with them. I've heard a few negative things about using wood chips, but my experience is that they do incredible things to my soil. I'm in a fairly dry area of the NC Piedmont, with soil that's mostly clay. It drys out and hardens in the summer to a depth of about a foot. Where I've used the wood chips, I've seen a significant improvement in the soil (texture, moisture, worms, etc.) and the plants/shrubs growing in them. What I'm not sure about is the long term effects. Once it all breaks down, does the soil go back to being like brick or does it maintain some of the improvements? Did some research on academic studies and watched too many videos on youtube--no consistency of opinions. I've got more loads of chips on "order" but want to make sure I'm not wasting my time. Keep 'em coming or cancel the order? Anyone have long term experience with chips?