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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Cyrpess tree for compost. Reply with quote

If a Cypress tree is felled and then fed through a wood chipper, can it be used straight away for composting, or should it be left in a heap for a time to leech out.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woody material can be composted, but would need a good bit of nitrogen, as it's mainly going to be 'brown' recycling material, and needs 'green' material to balance out.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'm aware for this but its the makeup of the cypress wood that I'm concerned about. I think its quite acidic, and would lower the p.h of my compost.
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