A tree surgeon came earlier this week and cut the deadwood out of the oak tree out back.
They were happy to fill a big bag I have with lots of the oak chippings.
I’ve read up about using them as a mulch. So I feel pretty confident about that, but I’m not as sure about using them in my compost heap.
Has anyone done this?
I don’t have any lawn so, for all I do have ‘green’ waste in the compost bay, I don’t have any grass clippings to layer up with the wood chippings.
Any suggestions on ratios or on if I should leave the chippings for a few months before adding them to the heap (because of possible phytotoxins)?
I know they’ll take a while to break down, but I’m ok with that and often seive my compost and chuck the large bits back in the heap anyway.