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From Christmas Trees to Mulch

January 14, 2021

Christmas trees waiting to become mulch

DCMG Jim Miller, who works part-time at a local Lowes, asked the store manager if he could have any unsold Christmas trees after Christmas. The manager agreed and 275-300 trees were placed behind the store outside the fence.

 

 

 

 

Christmas tree mulch to be used at Raincatcher’s Garden

Next, DCMG Beverly Allen asked Randall with Precision Tree Care & Gardenscape Corp. if he would be willing to bring a truck and chipper to the location behind Lowes, shred the trees there, and transport the mulch to Raincatcher’s, about a mile away. He agreed to the job and on Friday, January 8, the work was complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out what we achieved!

  1. The unsold trees were not added to a landfill.
  2. We have more “free” mulch that can also be used for compost, according to DCMG Cindy Bicking.
  3. We worked as a team to complete the task.
  4. We set the example for future recycling of trees, pumpkins, leaves, etc.

A HUGE win-win for all parties!

written by Dallas County Master Gardeners-Abbe Bolich and Julie Garza

Compost vs Mulch, what’s the difference written by beloved Master Gardener, Carolyn Bush

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4 responses »

  1. Janet Gustafson

    Great team effort. It is definitely a win-win!

    Reply
  2. How wonderful to be able to recycle and use for compost, and get the help of the store, and gentleman who ground the trees up. Happy Gardening!!!

    Diane

    Reply
  3. Thank you, Janet. I should have linked Cindy’s recent article on pumpkin composting.
    That refuse was also kept out of the landfill.
    Ann Lamb

    Reply
  4. Thanks so much for your creative minds!

    Reply

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