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Q.Composting Conifer clippings

Zone TN394PS | carty.p added on December 14, 2016 | Answered

Can I add these to my general compost, or do I have to put them out for the Council?

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Answered on December 15, 2016

Conifer clippings can be more difficult and slow to compost than other materials, but they can be composted. Pine and other conifer needles make good mulch as well, especially for acid-loving plants. Please see these articles:


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