Re: [pfaf] Re:Biochar from Christmas trees
- The local wildlife park here (Howletts) take old Christmas trees to feed to the elephants. But you have to be ULTRA careful to remove any dangling ornaments or tiny wire hooks.I thought in terms of carbon recycling, it's a good thing to plant trees and then dispose of them, thus requiring more to be planted.Sigh. Nothing's simple.griseldaOn 19 Jan 2010, at 13:27, Warron Van Riet wrote:
As posted, a chipper is the best reuse of an old x'mas tree. I use pine chips to mulch my raspberries as they like a soil ph of 6. In addition no more weeding and damaging young canes! On a side note, how many trees would we save if we didn't cut them down and instead bought young rooted trees and then replanted them?
Warron van Riet