Answer: Actually, oak leaves are most satisfactory for composting, despite their acidity. Since they can be slow to break down, if possible shred the leaves first, either with a shredder or by running your lawn mower over them a few times. Also, be sure to layer the leaves with a nitrogen source like manure to speed decomposition.
Consider having a soil test done, to determine your soil's acidity level. Your Cooperative Extension Service (ph# 314-789-5391) should offer soil test kits. The test results will give you recommendations on adjusting your soil's pH. I would use the compost freely--and test the soil every few years to monitor your soil's pH.
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