Is it okay to compost the leaves and branches from the dogwood (sericea)?

Asked August 31, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

Is it okay to compost the leaves and branches from the dogwood (sericea)?

Hennepin County Minnesota composting dogwoods lrk

1 Response

Dogwood leaves may be composted. Branches greater than 1/2-inch in diameter or more than 8 inches long should be put through a shredder/chipper before they are composted. For more information, consult this Extension publication on composting and mulching: Composting and Mulching: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes.