For the past few years I have been composting needles and small twigs from our Christmas tree. It recently dawned on me that I don't know what is in the preservative that I add the the water and weather it is wise to add to my compost. Any advice, suggestions, or alternative preservative recipes will be appreciated.
>> Boiled water would have less or no air molecules which possibly reduces bacteria too?
Maybe having less air dissolved in the Christmas tree water prevents bubbles from forming on the cut end of the stump. If air bubbles formed there, the wood couldn't suck water into its phloem or xylem (spelling very approximate).