Exciting News @ Your Tree (Mulch!)

30 Dec

Updated January 3, 2018  The BOD and the office have arranged to have a mulching machine on site to chomp up and recycle our Christmas trees on Sat Jan 6th!  This is great aspen_001-1news for our soil —and our children’s safety. Mulch is the primary safety surfacing for play area playground and protects against potentially fatal head injury from falls. (See US Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines here). As you may know, mulch is a valuable and sustainable resource for ground cover, as it protects soil, helps the ground absorb water, helps reduce local runoff and soil erosion at the same time it insulates the roots of plants and suppresses weeds without the use of toxic pesticides.

Bring trees to the compactor room in your building. Parents and gardeners, please lend a hand moving mulch from the truck to the play area around 11am. 

Finally, please spread the word. Onsite mulching is only cost effective when used on a high volume of trees. The more CV residents who contribute to this campaign, the better the use of resources and, IMO, the better chance we’ll be able to repeat this experiment. Plus, it will SMELL GREAT! Thank you!  –Denise, mom to Benji, and the Core Garden Group

Related:  Child Safety Surfacing, What It Means to Be A 245-4Garden Member





5 Responses to “Exciting News @ Your Tree (Mulch!)”

  1. Sophia Isako Yinchee Wong January 1, 2016 at 8:19 AM #

    Wondering whether neighbors outside of CV might be invited to donate their trees for mulching?


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