Can Forsythia Bush Chips Be Used As Mulch

Question From: I. Griffith - Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
Q: I have a very large amount of forsythia that I had to cut down (drunk driver ran a truck through the middle of my huge forsythia bunch). I hate to just burn it. I'm wondering if it is okay to chip it and use it as mulch? I can't find any information online indicating if it's okay or not, or if it's acidic if I do that. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A: Sorry for your loss. Chip it up and worry not. That's what Mother Nature would do. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy