Written by Troop 5 Scout leader Fred Ball.
All three Brookfield Boy Scout Troops are involved with Christmas decoration fundraisers. Troop 135 pre-sells wreaths, garland and swags in October, then delivers them fresh to your door around Thanksgiving; Troop 8 sells fresh cut Christmas trees in December from ; and Troop 5 will pick up your Christmas tree from your driveway on January 7 or January 14, 2012 and turn your tree into mulch.
Troop 5’s Christmas Tree recycling program is a convenient way to help the environment while supporting your local Boy Scout Troop. One of the reasons that Christmas trees are increasingly recycled is because they have “all natural ingredients.” They are biodegradable, and that property makes them particularly useful in a number of applications. One of the most common uses is for mulch. The tree is simply ground into mulch and then used to protect other growing plants. The mulch slowly decomposes, which provides further nutrients to the plants.
If interested if having your tree picked up and converted into mulch, please send an email with your name, phone number, address and preferred pick up date (Jan. 7 or 14, 2012) at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will confirm your pickup date. Although there is a suggested donation of $10, any amount, if you are able to, is appreciated. No donation is required.
Please be sure to remove all decorations from the tree, including ornaments, garland, tinsel and water stand.
Troop 5 continues with the mulch theme in the early spring, when they will be selling and distributing landscape-grade bags of natural and colored mulch. If interested in the spring mulch program, send us an email now and we will contact you in the spring with details.