Turn your tree to mulch to be used all over the city and county.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Whether you take down your tree as soon as the presents are ripped open or let the season linger well into January—you can help make Gwinnett and the City of Norcross beautiful by recycling your tree. The City of Norcross has a year-round mulching program—and Christmas trees can be recycled as a part of the effort, even though regular trees cannot be because of their size. Sustainable Norcross got the mulching program going as a part of the Green Communities certification process. Check your yard debris pick up schedule to see when to drag your tree out to the curb. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is also asking you to donate your old trees to their annual "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling campaign. The trees will be turned into mulch …
Why buy an artificial tree that you can set up in 30 minutes when you can instead, give your family the unparalleled joy of the trip to pick out the Christmas tree?
Picking out a Christmas tree isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, at our house we have this thing down to a science. Upon arrival at our favorite nursery we pick out the tree in record time. Pick it up, twirl it around, say “yes” or “no” and move on ‘til you find the perfect one. Easy. When we get home the first thing, of course is to get the tree inside. My husband Paul, who is very thorough, has attached the tree so firmly to the top of our car that it takes 30 minutes and a Houdini handbook to untie it. Once that’s accomplished I immediately put the Christmas tree on drugs. Placing the trunk in a bath of warm water infused with high doses of sugar and aspirin, I hope that the tree will take kindly to its new environment; i.e. …