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Old 01-17-2005, 11:11 PM
 
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Default Backyard collected leaves, Are these safe?

Hey people, I just completed several new tanks andI needed some leaves, so I figure why not check the yard. Mind you I live in a concrete jungle.

While in my backyard I noticed some dried up leaves. I think they are from a "persimmons" tree that was planted years ago. The tree makes these sweet orange fruits, that my family loves. Can these be harmful to my dendro's



any info on this would help.

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:52 PM
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It depends on if any chemicals were used in the area. It's always safer, and as I prefer, to go to a local state park and get some.
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Im pretty sure there are no chemicals used in the area.

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i would not risk it, you say live in a concrete jungle, exhaust from the cars that go by are toxic and plants will absorb it.
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It just depends on how urban your area is. If you got them from your back yard, and you don't have an overpass going right over your house, I don't think you need to worry.
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no overpasses. lol.
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Sal, I use Oak, Willow and Maple from my yard and have been doing it for a few years now and have not had any issues. I live in the city, but have a pretty big yard. I also get all my magnolia leaves from a place in the city too, as long as you can be sure there are no pesticides I do not think that you wil have an issue.
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how far away from pesticides do you have to collect them from? we use pesticides at our office, but there is on oak tree about 20-30 foot from the closest place sprayed. there are some nice leaves around it now, but ive been to worried to go get some.
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