Cold weather has arrived. The leaves have fallen. And frost has clung unmercifully to the branches and trees. So now what? What’s the next step in maintaining a healthy tree and a beautiful yard that sits below it? There are so many different and efficient ways to reuse the fallen limbs right here in Nashville. We’ve got several ideas that can satisfy both your creativity and the urge to “go green.”
Crafts – The ideas are endless! Gather fallen limbs and use them for family craft time. Consider making picture frames, Christmas ornaments, flower vases or children’s toys. This is a great way to bring the outdoors inside when the weather is just too cold.
Pick-up – Nashville -Davidson County will collect all your brush and leaves. Look for when your zone is due for a pickup and plan accordingly. From brush to leaves to grass clippings, Public Works will pick it up. Please note that as of 2011, yard waste is banned from your solid waste collection and it cannot be put in with your household trash. To see when your next zone pick-up is, visit their website at: http://www.nashville.gov/pw/docs/recycle/BrushFlyer.pdf
Drop-off – If the pick up dates don’t work for you, Nashville has recycling providers where you can drop off all the fallen limps. Both Bordeux Mulch Facility and Alternative Energy, LLC provide drop off services and accepts materials such as limbs, brush, leaves, non-commercial grass clippings and untreated wood. You can contact Bordeu Mulch Facility at (615) 862-8640. You may also contact Alternative Energy, LLC at (615) 255-8287.
Other ideas – You can always use fallen limbs and other materials for composting and mulching purposes. Use fallen limbs as
firewood or take it a step further and host a bonfire!
All these are great ways are sure-fire way to reuse all those fallen limbs and other materials in your yard. But before you risk injury to yourself, be sure a professional help is not needed. The Parke Company will assist you in discarding any limbs that may be too heavy or big. For any questions or assistance in moving all your brush, please visit www.treeserviceofnashville.com.