Arborist wood chips are indeed the best mulch that you use in your garden. B ut Back to Eden is really not correct when Dr. Paul states that:
It is important to understand that the leaves are a source of nitrogen and the branches are a source of carbon. This ratio creates an ideal mulch gardening material when the wood chips have composted.
The leaves, needles, etc. are additional food for plants, yes, but extremely fleeting and not at all the main reason for using arborist wood chips. Check out this free, peer-reviewed fact sheet for much more information.
Is the good Dr expecting that you'll be replacing the wood chips after the green stuff breaks down? I should hope not, because that's a lot of useless work. You should top-dress your wood chips with more wood chips annually, but not more than an inch, and that won't contain a heck of a lot of green matter.
Whether the leaves are green or brown when you put the chips down is irrelevant, as mulch does not follow the same rules as a compost heap. Regardless of color, they'll break down naturally within a few weeks. I've used wood chips for about 20 years now, and have never worried about fertilizing my chips. And I've had very nice gardens, even on horrible clay.