X-mas tree recycling

truffler1635 at my-deja.com truffler1635 at my-deja.com
Mon Dec 18 09:05:54 EST 2000


In 10 days, the Christmas season will be past, and the question of what
to do with the Christmas tree faces millions of homes.

Taking these trees to landfills is not a good option.

However, bioremediation of them is. And rather simple.

If you have access to a chipper/shredder, simply run the material
through. Add a slurry of 1 cup water mixed with one dried morel, further
diluted in 1 gallon of water. Spray this mixture of spores and water
(slurry) on the chips. Within 2-6 months you will have rid yourself of
most of the debris, while also creating a potential source of morels.

In my experience, Douglas fir X-mas trees work best as morel growing
medium. But that doesn't preclude other species. And morel mycelium grows
very rapidly, being able to cross a 3.5" Petri dish in a day or two.

BTW, morel mycelium also grows well on cardboard and some papers...

Daniel B Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com


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