Picking Wood for Organic Compost

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Wood is a good material to gather when creating your own organic compost. Learn a few tips for selecting your wood from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Alright, one of the materials we need is the woody material. So, we're going to--we went out and gathered this. We went into the woods a little bit, and we found all the wood that was lying on the ground, blown out from the storms, fallen from the trees. And very sustainable. It's easy, easy to get. We have our loppers here, and we're going to cut all this material up into smaller pieces, easier to deal with. And, it only takes a few minutes. It's easy and fun to do. Plus, you're cleaning up your yard at the same time, getting rid of all the branches and putting them to very good use and making the compost pile. We want to make sure we get them all cut up real nice and short. We don't want to have to deal with any long ones, so we just kind of go through the pile here, down there, and break it up. These loppers have come in very handy in doing this.