Ph issue if composting pine needles and chipped up pine branches
Need to clear bunch of ponderosa pine trees for build site. I am thinking of saving the tree trunks as firewood and to start some Hugelkultur raised beds. I also plan to chip up the smaller branches and needles for new compost bins.
Since pine is the only material other than asking for horse manure from neighbor. Would the finished compost be very acidic? The soil is very sandy at this location and covered by pine needles already.