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Name: Susan
Silver Lake NY 14549 and Hilto
Oct 7, 2015 11:06 AM CST
This birch stump has been breaking down for the past few years. The resulting material feels light , moist and smells earthy. We have been composting kitchen scraps for years and this feels like something that would be beneficial to add to the mix. Any thoughts?
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For sure. Don't waste that good stuff. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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Oct 7, 2015 1:23 PM CST
I agree ... perfect all natural material for compost!
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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Oct 8, 2015 7:44 AM CST
You can, but don't see the point in adding it to the compost heap since it's already broken down. Just sprinkle it on top of a bed if there's enough.
Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
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Oct 8, 2015 7:49 AM CST
If its decayed enough to break up in your hands, its ready to go as mulch.

If its too chunky, give it another at-bat in compost bin.
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