January 14, 2021
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.
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!
- The unsold trees were not added to a landfill.
- We have more “free” mulch that can also be used for compost, according to DCMG Cindy Bicking.
- We worked as a team to complete the task.
- 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
Great team effort. It is definitely a win-win!
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!!!
Thank you, Janet. I should have linked Cindy’s recent article on pumpkin composting.
That refuse was also kept out of the landfill.
Thanks so much for your creative minds!