|Mulch is a must to keep soil cool and moist.|
This is an exciting prospect. I'm always looking covetously at piles of wood mulch when I see arborists at work— chipping up all the branches they've removed—and wishing they would just dump it on my driveway instead of driving off with it to parts unknown. Now we can do that, with help from a service from a company called About Trees.
Arborist Mark Russell, of AboutTrees.com heads up a project where wood chips can be delivered to an address close to where the branches were chipped. Right now you can sign up on their website for free wood chips. How can they do this for free?
Tree services save a LOT of money when they recycle their wood chip mulch close to where they are working. It saves a ton of fuel and THAT helps our environment! This is why we created the free mulch program.There are so many benefits to a project like this, not the least is saving diesel fuel and keeping mulch out of our overcrowded landfills.
Mark Russell explains;
Since 1997 I’ve delivered mulch across the city to the dump sites, all the while knowing that I was passing people who would love it. The problem was the inefficiency of tree services maintaining their own separate in-house mulch request lists. I realized that we needed one centralized list for maximum efficiency. So we built phase one and people love it!
The Free Mulch app from AboutTrees.com will be the fastest way for the clients to get their mulch. It saves the tree service time and fuel, and for every connection the app makes it prevents an average of 2 to 5 gallons of fuel being needlessly wasted and 12-30 cubic yards of valuable material out of the landfill!
About Trees is now using Kickstarter to develop a smartphone app to match homeowners with those free mulch piles even more efficiently. The app sounds like a great idea, helping mulch givers and mulch wanters connect. It's a little bit like an Uber for Wood chips, except you can't order a specific day to receive your mulch, as it all depends on who is doing tree work in your area. There is a bit of the luck of the draw in the system, but hey, it's free! You can sign up for a load of free wood chip mulch here on your browser: FreeMulch.AboutTrees.com