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I was just curious if anyone could give me some pointers on what they use for leaf litter? Can you buy a comercial mix from anyone?
 
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If you can find oak or magnolia trees in your area, collect the dropped leaves from these...they work nicely.

-Bill J.
 

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i have no idea what oak or magnolia trees look like, let alone if there are any around town here. I got mine from a very helpful member of the board.
 
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Oaks are lobed leaved plants. This means they have prominate depressions in the sides of the individual leaves. Spanish and Red oaks normally have more of a jagged edd to them with less of a indentation. Their leaves are normally 5 to 9 inches long. Scarlet, Pin, Post, English, and White oaks have very noticable lobes ranging from 4-7 lobes depending on species. To get pictures of these oaks, just type in oak on google.

Magnolia's have huge, thick, and waxy leaves. Normally 6 to 12 inches long. They are noramally broad all the way to the tip which suddenly comes to a sharp point. Magnolias are more south eastern plants. They constantly shed their leaves.
 
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