News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Tuesday September 30th 2014

Support the Blue Line

Subscribe to the Blue Line

That's what she said

energy city council transportation xcel municipalization election 2011 climate action housing april fools density boulder county bicycles open space urban planning renewables agriculture CU election 2013 jefferson parkway local food youth Rocky Flats affordable housing climate change BVSD preservation mountain bikes GMOs farming development immigration decarbonization recreation fracking fires colorado politics new era colorado smart regs transit journalism plutonium wildlife plan boulder boards and commissions natural gas radioactive waste transit village pedestrian rental commuting downtown planning board energy efficiency homeless education parking height limits gardens coal election 2010 water supply arts ghgs water quality students election 2012 North Boulder architecture population growth taxes organic groundwater library solar RTD land use historic district University Hill planning reserve diagonal plaza Mapleton solar panels Neighborhoods climate smart loan election diversity zero waste nutrition hazardous waste obama flood colorado legislature electric utility politics bus sprawl golden pesticide food sam weaver league of women voters epa bus rapid transit hogan-pancost bike lane ken wilson county commissioners conservation easement drought longmont daily camera PV Newlands recycling comprehensive plan mayor david miller ecocycle PUC wetlands wind power climate change deniers affairs of the heart campaign finance jane jacobs mining monsanto community cycles climate electric vehicle sustainability oil measure 310 community walmart gun safety germany gun control bsec west tsa Whittier bears arizona Orchard Grove lisa morzel zoning green points kevin hotaling suzanne jones contamination tim plass john tayer bob bellemare boulder copenhagen bike share silly walks Washington ken regelson snow removal blue line crime matt appelbaum van jones EV blue friday BVCP technology districting al bartlett mobile home parks public spaces marijuana historic boulder city budget

Free Trees to Combat Global Warming


By

Christopher Brown and Elizabeth Black, joint owners of Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm, are pleased to announce that they once again have 200 small seedling trees to give away. Trees will be available starting at 7AM Saturday June 5th.

The free trees are 1 – 3 foot tall ginnala maples, Russian hawthorns, locusts and ashes.  There are also some golden currants, bush honeysuckle and aggressive north Boulder roses.  All trees are drought resistant, but of course will grow faster and fix more carbon with extra water.

Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm is located on 13th St, one block east of Broadway between Upland and Violet.  Look for “Nelly-Belle the Carbon Cart” in front of the house, and pick out your tree.  Planting instructions are in a box on the cart.

Please be sure to plant your tree right away, and take good care of it.  It won’t help the climate at all if you plant a tree, and then kill it with neglect.

After viewing “An Inconvenient Truth,” Elizabeth and Christopher decided they had to do something to combat global warming.   Growing trees to give away seemed like something they could do to help.  Elizabeth built a deer-proof cart named “Nelly-Belle the Carbon Cart” out of old bicycle tires, a pallet and some wire panels to house the give-away trees.  Although growing trees fixes carbon and helps combat global warming, it is not a final solution to the problem.  The tree eventually dies or is cut down, and burns or rots, returning carbon to the atmosphere.  But planting trees does help buy us more time to find long term solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Black and Christopher Brown

Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm

4340 N 13th St.

Boulder, CO 80304

303-449-7532

email:  elizabeth at elizabethblackart dot com

Rate this article: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

What do you think? Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.