ask an expert: Will oregon oak leaves be good in the compost pile,, or are they to acid for some vegetables thank you , Mari
Lane County Oregon
Thank you for your question about composting oak leaves. They are wonderful for composting! The 'leaves' (although we don't think of them as such) that are acid are the fir and pine needles (and they're too tough to compost very well--although they eventually will break down.) Here's a link to a short Extension "cheat sheet" about what and how to compost. I hope this is helpful. Good luck!