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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:30 am 
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some say they take forever, some say they arent that bad? can i get a hot compost pile with oak leaves making up a large portion on browns? i shredded a big drum full with a hedge trimmer for aout 45 minutes however they werent as shredded as id of liked them to be, but my lawn mower is broken and was the only option i had.but if oak leaves are so bad whats the best, fastest breakng down carbon source ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Keep the oak leaf pile moist with a misting nozzle and in about 2 weeks they will slump down and start to decompose by themselves. It takes that long with continual moisture for them to start to decompose.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm 
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No leaves are bad for the compost. If that were the case, the forests would be in serious trouble.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:41 pm 
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I've, in the past run my oak leaves thru a leaf shredder machine called a Flotron?,it's a bit loud,but it does a really good job.


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