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Free Trees to Combat Global Warming


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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

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