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Old 05-11-2013, 01:28 PM
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Areas where there a lot of pine needles.

Areas where there a lot of pine needles, white pine, does the soil tend to be more acidic? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:10 PM
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My yard is surrounded by them and my test came back with a high ph. I would test anyway get the numbers right.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:38 PM
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I think it is understood now that the aceidic acid that leaches out of the needles have a temporary acidfying affect, but it is very easily broken down and neutralized through natural processes, then the pine needles themselves are no more acidic than straw...
The same way when the coffee grounds are used once, that most of the acid is in your cup and the grounds are already close to neutral, after the first brewing...
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