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Horse Chestnut Leaves

Last post 15-11-2004 11:16 AM by se-moderator. 1 replies.

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  • 11/08/2004 04:09 PM
    • STANBAR
    • 08 Nov 2004
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    Are the leaves of the horse chestnut tree suitable for composting?

    Stanbar
  • 15/11/2004 11:16 AM
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    All tree leaves are suitable for composting, but because they take so long to break down they are better 'composted' on their own to make leafmould. Collecting them with a lawnmower will help speed up the breakdown process as the mower chops them into smaller pieces and adds grass clippings (which are high in nitrogen) which also speeds up the process.

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