Letter: Don’t put that trash around my trees

By on August 4, 2011

Please hear my plea. I’ve recently learned that the village is planning to spread landscaper’s trash (some might call it mulch/wood chips, etc.) around the trees in the parkways. Save taxpayer’s money; this trash is not necessary. Further, the last time this was done, the people doing it did it wrong—they piled it up around the trunks, which promotes spider roots sapping the water from the surface of the ground, depriving the real roots of the necessary water.

I know you want our village to be a Tree City U.S.A. However, there are better ways to spend taxpayer’s money, like the tree pruning being done and planting young trees on Arbor Day.

If you ignore my plea, please don’t put that trash around the trees at my residence.

H. Jack Hansen