Composting Pine Sawdust

Is pine sawdust/shavings good for making compost? I have chickens so nitrogen is not a problem.
Thanks.

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June 1, 20180 found this helpful
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If you are doing this, my only suggestion is be sure the wood isn't treated with chemicals..

Meaning if it is from your own trees, and you cut them down and got them into this format and you know that they were not treated repeatedly with chemicals or pesticides you should be OK.

But, if you got the lumber from a store and were making something with it and that is how you got the shavings/dust, double check with the store to make sure it wasn't treated wood or if it was what it was treated with...then research that chemical.

I am always nervous about chemicals leaching into my soil.

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June 3, 20180 found this helpful
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Yes you can compost pine sawdust. it is considered a brown addition. You can also consider making some pine sachets to put in your closet or dresser drawers, or shoes.

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Make them fancy by sewing with pretty fabric, or make them fast and functional by stuffing old socks with the sawdust. Have fun.

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June 1, 20180 found this helpful

Yes it's possible!

More information: www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../using-sawdust-in-your-compost-pile...

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June 1, 20180 found this helpful

There are several different uses for sawdust including using in compost.

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Yes. It is considered a brown material. Compost is 4 parts brown to 1 part green.

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