Christmas tree pick-up

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by gglawns, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    might be kinda late now....but get a stack of flyers into the hands of every guy selling trees, get them to hand out these flyers when they sell the tree
     
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    Guess it depends on where you live. City picks 'em up for free here with regular trash service.
     
  3. miacharger

    miacharger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I am surprised that no one has used those trees for energy. We rigged up a wood chipper that runs on chipped trees! Took it to an apartment complex that we maintained and had a big pile of trees to dispose of. The first batch was chipped using propane, then each succeeding pile was fueled by the leftover chips. Even after all was done there was about 2 cubic yards of chips left. They made a really great mulch around the entrance walkway from our parking lot. If anyone's in the south florida area and needs a good laugh I can make the same setup again if you want.
     
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    your really not serious about using the chips as a "grerat mulch" are you?
     
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ditto. Fresh wood chips can cause all kinds of problems with existing plants. It would be a perfect breeding ground for plant disease due to the mold and bacteria.
     
  6. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    THey use up alot of the nutrients available to the plants too. and they look like s hit
     

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