The Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood will be having another “Chipped & Mulchy” day before the Brush and Bulky pickup beginning February 4th.
Sign up by January 27 to be included in free chipping on February 1. If you want to participate you must sign up here. We need to keep track for the chipping contractor and must have a complete list by the January 27th, so make sure to sign up by then.
You will need to place your fresh tree trimmings on your curb just as you would for Brush & Bulky. Please combine your pile with a nearby neighbor if possible!
The mulch produced from your prunings will be used to replenish our neighborhood water harvesting basins!
(You may also like to participate in a native tree pruning workshop to be held prior to the chipping on January 19th)
Why Mulch? Organic mulch, such as chipped up tree prunings, applied to the top of soil:
- Increases the rate at which water infiltrates into the soil, preventing flooding, erosion, mud bogs, and mosquito habitat.
- Reduces soil-moisture lost to evaporation, lessening the need for irrigation.
- Feeds the soil's beneficial micro-organisms that improve your soil's fertility, reduce pollutants, and significantly increase plants’ ability to uptake water and nutrients.
- Brings soil to life! Mulched water-harvesting basins can transform relatively sterile urban soils into soils having the equivalent fertility of mature forest soils in just a couple of years.
- Reduces weed growth and wind-blown dust.
- Reduces waste. 12 to 14% of the City of Tucson’s solid waste stream is comprised of yard trimmings.
- Minimizes or eliminates the need for purchased chemical fertilizers.