Compost question

Asked April 3, 2016, 9:29 PM EDT

Is it OK to add the lichen and moss that I find around my yard to my compost? I think it's falling from my oak and fruit trees.

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for the question. Moss and lichen can be composted along with other yard debris. For general composting guidelines check out the Oregon State University Extension publication:

Another OSU Extension publication extolls potential benefits of moss and lichen even when they are left on the lawn. You can view it at this link:

Good luck.