Get a free wood chip delivery to your home or garden. The best fresh wood chips for a garden are created from freshly cut tree branches of multiple species of trees that have been processed through a wood chipper. The resulting small pieces of chipped wood have a variety of shapes and sizes and contain plenty of green leaves and needles in the mixture. Fresh wood chips have not undergone the process of composting. Instead, by simply laying fresh wood chips on top of the soil, they will “compost in place” which allows them to decompose over time, slowly regenerating your soil.