safe leaves for use as mulch

Asked November 12, 2019, 10:36 AM EST

HI, I like to add mulched leaves to my vegetable garden this time of year. Are there leaves from any trees that are better or should be avoided? There are a couple of walnut trees and a Bradford Pear I'm not sure I can use. On the other hand there are several maples, poplars and oak trees (as well as a couple of trees I can't identify) that I usually use.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

All those leaves and any other species are fine to use. Finer leaves will, of course, break down faster.

Ellen