Old Christmas Tree, Plenty of Uses

By: Erin Myers Email
By: Erin Myers Email

The holidays are wrapping up and if you're clearing out the decorations, that Christmas tree could still have some purpose.

Trees that have been dropped off outside of the Conestoga Mall in Grand Island will be turned into mulch and then taken down the road to the Stuhr Museum, where it will be used in more ways than one.

"We use the mulch for any number of purposes. I know we use them in our gardens over the course of the spring and summer," said Mike Bockoven, Director of Marketing for the Stuhr Museum.

Bockoven says the soil isn't that great at the Stuhr so having the extra compost makes the world of difference

The city also has two drop-off locations at Ace Hardware and Skagway South. Grand Island Line Superintendent, Bryan Fiala says they also recycle the collected trees into mulch.

"We leave the chips here from the trees and then people can come and take them as they wish," said Fiala.

Real Christmas trees will be collected going into 2013. The Conestoga Mall location will be open until Jan. 5th and the city locations will be accepting trees through the second week of January.

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