Wood Mulch is mainly used for planting beds surrounding a home. There are several different types of wood mulch that are common in the Syracuse, NY area. The most popular type is Hardwood Mulch. A couple common woods used in this type of mulch are oak and maple.
Some other types of wood mulch is cedar and hemlock. These are a little more costly than the hardwood mulch but many people prefer them for the color and how it holds up over time. Cedar and Hemlock are usually not dyed and just laid down in their natural colors.