This mulch has been certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (IPEMA) for safety based on the specified fall height requested by the manufacturer. This product is made up of clean wood chips used primarily for playgrounds, swing sets or walking paths. There are no leaves, sticks or branches in this product. It has a light blonde color that is desirable for playgrounds. We recommend a depth of 3″ to 6″ for playgrounds.