After the holidays, you may be wondering about what to do with your Christmas tree. It can’t stay in your house, it’s a fire hazard and takes up quite a bit of room. You don’t want to throw it away with the regular trash to fill up the landfill either. So what can an environmentally-conscious person do with their trees after the holidays? Tree recycling is probably available in your area.
I was curious what happened to all of this and did some checking around. It turned out that our county has a Community Reclamation Center. It is a place where people can drop off their recyclables. And it is a ways away from the landfill (thank God, lol). But further back in the reclamation center, there are a couple of free garden goodies.
Counter-grinding a knife is the best way to conserve knife steel and improve the quality of chips your machine produces. A counter-ground edge is also more effective for chipping.
For instance, do you have a wood chipper for sale? Include a photo if it. This will get the customer to think about the tree limbs or brush they could use chipped. Do you have a backhoe? It may get them to think about digging up those overgrown bushes in their front yard. You will be amazed at the different requests customers come up with when they see what you can offer and they can fill out a contact form on your website.
What kind of entertaining do you think that you will be doing? Do you plan on having a lot of back yard barbecues? Will you spend every afternoon lazing on your deck sun tanning and swimming in your pool? Do you want to invite on people over to enjoy you patio and pool with you? Portable wood chippers will keep the limbs out of your yard because you will not want to try and relax while looking at a messy yard.
After the tree limbs are ground up, the wood chips get “sprayed” into a truck through a chute. If a person is pulled through a chipper…his mulched remains get sprayed into the truck along with the wood chips. When this happened a few years ago in Colorado, the coroner referred to the remains as morselization. Being pulled into a chipper is a near-instantaneous death.
With the log-splitting weekend over, I’m sore, but I felt a great sense of self-sufficiency and old-fashioned satisfaction while running the log splitter (although I made a note to not do it again in 98 degree weather), and I was not too disheartened by getting whacked in the shin by a piece of wood that shot out from the splitter. There’s no crying in log-splitting, by the way.