Don't Kick Your Christmas Tree To The Curb
COLUMBIA - The Department of Conservation and Boone Electric can help you turn your live Christmas tree into mulch. You can drop your trees off at Boone Electric at 1413 Rangeline Street.
There is an on-site drop location to the south side. When you drop off your tree, it is encouraged that you take a bag of wood chips free of charge. These chips can be used in your garden.
VIcky Juengermann has had live trees her whole life. This past Christmas, she had a large Douglass Fir. She hasn't thrown it out yet, but she says in the past she just takes them to the curb.
Boone Electric has partnered with the Dept. of Conservation for the past several years on recycling Christmas trees. Conservation takes the wood chips/mulch and puts them in animal habitats or sells them to the public. Every month, the city of Columbia holds a compost workshop and a sale of the compost to the public.
Now that she knows all about recycling her tree, she says that more than likely they will take their tree to Boone Electric.
"My husband is always buying mulch,it'll be nice to get some for free," said Junegermann laughingly.