One of the original "Green" activities, mulching trees with organic materials, has proven to be very functional. Mulch, when properly placed in 3-4" depths at a minimum of a 4-5 foot diameter area around the trunk, benefits the soil and ultimately the tree. Mulch insulates, retains moisture, prevents erosion, and adds nutrients to the soil.
Do not over mulch and do keep a space between the trunk and the mulch.
Our brush recycling program and tree trimming program generate a lot of wood chips which the Road District recycles by delivering to residents of Naperville Township. The program is as follows: the Township resident requests a 3-5 cu. yd. load of wood chips and is put on the delivery list. Deliveries are made on Fridays, beginning the beginning of May through mid September.
At the present time there is no charge for this service.
Please call or email Cathy, and make sure to include your phone number and address to determine if you are within the Township jurisdiction for delivery.