News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Tuesday September 16th 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 boulder county april fools density open space urban planning bicycles renewables agriculture election 2013 CU jefferson parkway local food youth Rocky Flats climate change BVSD affordable housing preservation mountain bikes GMOs development immigration farming decarbonization recreation fracking fires colorado politics smart regs new era colorado transit plutonium wildlife journalism plan boulder boards and commissions radioactive waste transit village natural gas pedestrian planning board downtown rental energy efficiency homeless commuting education parking height limits coal gardens election 2010 water supply arts water quality election 2012 students ghgs architecture North Boulder population growth taxes library organic RTD groundwater planning reserve land use historic district University Hill diagonal plaza nutrition Mapleton colorado legislature climate smart loan solar panels election Neighborhoods zero waste bus obama flood sprawl electric utility hazardous waste golden solar politics pesticide food sam weaver league of women voters epa county commissioners hogan-pancost bike lane bus rapid transit ken wilson conservation easement drought longmont Newlands ecocycle PV diversity comprehensive plan mayor david miller recycling affairs of the heart daily camera climate change deniers PUC wetlands campaign finance mining community monsanto community cycles climate jane jacobs sustainability oil measure 310 lisa morzel walmart gun safety germany gun control bsec west tsa Whittier bears arizona Orchard Grove suzanne jones zoning green points john tayer tim plass contamination kevin hotaling boulder wind power bob bellemare van jones snow removal copenhagen bike share crime ken regelson silly walks boulder creek big box matt appelbaum mobile home parks Washington al bartlett BVCP technology districting city budget historic boulder blue line blue friday public spaces marijuana

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.