Make like a tree and leaf
August 22, 2012 1:34 PM Subscribe
How do I get rid of a tree? Catch: The tree is already in pieces.
posted by xchmp to home & garden (10 answers total)
When we moved into our house, a large tree that was in the back garden had been cut down. There is a big pile of branches taking up one corner of the garden. Some of these branches are rotting, others still have perfectly healthy leaves growing from them. There seem to be various other bits of vegetation growing through the pile. We're getting around to tidying up the garden now, so obviously something needs to be done.
It's been a wet summer here so far, so the whole pile of branches is kind of damp. What are my options here? I've started sorting out the dead branches from the still-living bits and stacking them somewhere they can dry out a bit (it's been a rather wet summer here so far), with a view to maybe burning them in a big bonfire at some point in the future. Is this sensible? I'm guessing that the leafier foliage can be composted?