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Friday, January 3, 2014

Do Baby Trees Regret Yard Waste Bins?

Posted by on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

This always makes me wince. Maybe I'm just a wuss?

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Matt from Denver 1
If you're really feeling sympathy for a tree, yes, you're a wuss. If you're regretting the waste of forest resources that Christmas trees represent, that's much easier to understand.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
if they'd just use a lopper, then the lid would be closed and you wouldn't have to trouble your beautiful mind.
Posted by Max Solomon on January 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Dougsf 3
@2 or even a hand saw ferchrissake. Surprised they even bothered to take the adornments off.
Posted by Dougsf on January 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 4
@2 and 3,

Who cares? The truck it's going on can handle the load.

@1,

Christmas tree farms help with carbon sequestration. Buying a cut tree is less green than using a potted tree (although potted trees are extremely impractical), but they're not that much of a waste of resources.
Posted by keshmeshi on January 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM · Report this
Dougsf 5
@4 "who cares" is an unacceptable Slog comment!
No prob with tree farms either, though. Nearly any other use of the same square of land is probably worse.
Posted by Dougsf on January 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 6
@ 4, that's good to know. Thank you.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM · Report this
biffp 7
You have to tie them up. Can't just jam them in the can.

http://www.seattle.gov/utIl/MyServices/L…
Posted by biffp on January 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM · Report this
fletc3her 8
I was going to chainsaw mine into rather small pieces so it fit in the waste container... for Jesus.
Posted by fletc3her on January 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM · Report this
TVDinner 9
I think anyone who, at a tender age, was subjected to that Hans Christian Anderson tale about the Christmas tree that had feelings would feel pangs at that sight. I certainly do, Mister From Denver. Ahem.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on January 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 10
I used to let mine sit for a couple months and dry out real good. Then have a bonfire at Lincoln Park and burn them in March or April.

Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM · Report this
11
Shouldn't it go in the "Living room waste" bin?
Posted by PaulBarwick on January 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 12
@10
That's my plan.

@8
Wow, the rare Seattlelite with a chainsaw, congrats.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on January 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM · Report this
13
@10: Or you could leave them in your living room and make a bonfire of your house!
Posted by Weekilter on January 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 14
@13 No. Because Mrs. Dr. Awesome has spent way too much time sanding, staining, and painting this dump for me to just burn it down.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM · Report this
Dr. Z 15
What's next in the anthropomorphization derby, the Chanukkah candle screaming whilst being burned alive?
Posted by Dr. Z on January 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM · Report this

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