Recycling & Christmas Tree. Make your own mulch for your garden or street trees. Some interesting tips!
Mulch made from the smaller branches on your Christmas tree or from evergreen boughs protects and enriches the soil in your garden or in your street tree beds. When laid over the soil, branches can help prevent erosion, compaction, and the repeated freezing and thawing that can damage plants or trees. And soil structure will be improved when the needles and twigs eventually break down.
“We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling.” Neil LaBute.
Making mulch is simple: Just cut off the smaller branches of your Christmas tree, or remove the twigs from your evergreen boughs. Lay three to four inches of these trimmings over the bare soil around street trees or perennial plantings. Remember not to place the mulch directly against the tree or on exposed woody roots, as this could cause rot and invite pests and disease.
After removing the branches for mulch, you can take your tree to a MulchFest location or leave it out for DSNY curbside collection. Contact the NYC Compost Project in your borough for more information.
“I’m really interested in how you create a whole new economy of recycling. It’s literally the ‘underground economy.’ All this stuff that on the surface creates growth and profit, ends up with waste, junk, and CO2. So how do you make it economic to bring new players into the ball game?” Peter Senge.
In our society, it’s necessary a new economy of recycling. Don’t you think so? Tell us your opinion!
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you. Happy New Year 2015!