Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chopped + Chipped = Chores

For many years in my area of town, we were not allowed to burn yard waste. My trash carrier did not pick up yard waste. What's a girl to do? I started a branch pile behind a tree in the back corner of the yard. Years of pruning, chopping down 3 small trees, and general tree and bush maintenance left a pile that was over my head. One weekend, we rented a wood chipper and ground it all down to mulch. The red arrows show the size of the original pile. A couple of loud, dusty hours later, we had had a knee-high pile of mulch, which is now spread on the flower beds.

6 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate chores?? At least you equipment makes it a little easier!

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  2. Good idea for the theme--and a good way to recycle those leftovers. I'm sure it's nicer to look at all that brush as mulch!

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  3. You are so ambitious!! What a great recycling project.

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  4. A hot, sweaty days work, I know, but worth the effort.

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  5. Great idea! Those branches can be such a nuisance.

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