Mistletoe Compost

yawineyJuly 5, 2013

I had a bunch of Willow and Cottonwood come down last year that were loaded with mistltoe. I composted it separate from my other compost and it has broken down nicely. I am aware of it's toxicity. My question is does composting it break down the toxicity? Can i use it for fruit trees or blueberrys?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Don't eat the compost and you will be fine. :)

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 2:15AM
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charlieboring

I would be careful using the compost, since animals can also be poisoned by mistletoe leaves or berries. Water run-off from the compost may also be toxic. I guess the real question would be, "Does the composting process breakdown the toxicity?"

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 7:27AM
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yawiney

Yes that's my question for sure.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 12:18PM
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