Asking Councils to work with local gardeners

Last time I drove past one of Adelaide's lovely parklands I noticed the council workers trimming the trees and chipping them into a truck

That got me thinking - so I contacted our local mayor and asked if he would consider arranging for a schedule so that local gardeners can request the council workers and their equipment visit

With the option to have your own major tree branches that need lobbing and chipping, chipped and left to be used as mulch so that people with limited resources can make better use of what they have in their gardens

The mayor was interested and forwarded the suggestion onto the council management so fingers crossed

Has anyone had any success with anything similar?

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Comment by Anja Richards on April 6, 2011 at 10:26am

I think you would have a good chance as councils have costs associated with dispossing of prunings

I also know that where councils cut down trees they are ok with people helping themselves to the wood

 

Comment by Jeni Dickson on April 5, 2011 at 10:35pm
I was thinking along similar lines...but mine was more about not wanting all those clippings to go to waste. For instance, there's a clump of mexican orange blossom up the road from us and every year when they get pruned, I'm dying to get a few cuttings to see if I can propogate them. I wonder if the council would be interested....?
Comment by Kate Flint on February 23, 2011 at 11:42pm
There was such a thing in Burnside for a while Anja. I am not sure of the details or whether its still going but good luck anyway.

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