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Hi there all,

does anybody know whether its ok to compost the Oak apples (Galls) from a huge oak tree at the border of my garden? i have only just learnt that it is an insect grub encased!! or am i spreading a problem further?



Oaks have been getting Oak apples for the last million years (give or take a few 1,000) so composting them is not going to have much effect. By the time the galls fall the insects have hatched out in most cases or are dead.

6 Dec, 2018


Perhaps, try to crush them underfoot on something hard so they break down easier.

6 Dec, 2018


Oak gall wasps do no harm to the tree so you've no need to worry.

6 Dec, 2018


Thanks for all your comments

26 Dec, 2018

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