Grind those greens


Danielle Rowe, executive director of Keep Newberry County Beautiful, estimates around 135 trees were donated this year to Grinding of the Greens.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The trees were put into the chipper and turned into mulch to be given out.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Some Newberry County residents dropped off last minute trees for grinding.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Elected Cooperative employees toss the Christmas trees into the chipper.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The trees being turned into mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to grind all the trees up before 10 a.m., which is when they started giving out the mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

One truck being loaded up with free mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Christmas trees make a good mulch because it holds moisture.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The mulch also takes longer to decompose, which means it will last longer.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to load up a truck load of mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

A truck load of mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Most people brought their trucks to take home mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Smoothing out the mulch for better transport.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Loading up another truck full of mulch.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative partnered with the Keep Newberry County Beautiful and volunteered their time and equipment to help grind up Christmas trees and wreaths into mulch to give out, free of charge, to members of the community. Pictured, in no particular order, Chip Moore, Jarrett Waites, Sean Sexton and Debra Shaw, vice president of Member and Public Relations at NEC.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Danielle Rowe, executive director of Keep Newberry County Beautiful, estimates around 135 trees were donated this year to Grinding of the Greens.

The trees were put into the chipper and turned into mulch to be given out.

Some Newberry County residents dropped off last minute trees for grinding.

The Newberry Elected Cooperative employees toss the Christmas trees into the chipper.

The trees being turned into mulch.

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to grind all the trees up before 10 a.m., which is when they started giving out the mulch.

One truck being loaded up with free mulch.

The Christmas trees make a good mulch because it holds moisture.

The mulch also takes longer to decompose, which means it will last longer.

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to load up a truck load of mulch.

A truck load of mulch.

Most people brought their trucks to take home mulch.

Smoothing out the mulch for better transport.

Loading up another truck full of mulch.

The Newberry Electric Cooperative partnered with the Keep Newberry County Beautiful and volunteered their time and equipment to help grind up Christmas trees and wreaths into mulch to give out, free of charge, to members of the community. Pictured, in no particular order, Chip Moore, Jarrett Waites, Sean Sexton and Debra Shaw, vice president of Member and Public Relations at NEC.

Danielle Rowe, executive director of Keep Newberry County Beautiful, estimates around 135 trees were donated this year to Grinding of the Greens.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1009.jpgDanielle Rowe, executive director of Keep Newberry County Beautiful, estimates around 135 trees were donated this year to Grinding of the Greens. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The trees were put into the chipper and turned into mulch to be given out.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_0983.jpgThe trees were put into the chipper and turned into mulch to be given out. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Some Newberry County residents dropped off last minute trees for grinding.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_0994.jpgSome Newberry County residents dropped off last minute trees for grinding. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Elected Cooperative employees toss the Christmas trees into the chipper.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_0996.jpgThe Newberry Elected Cooperative employees toss the Christmas trees into the chipper. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The trees being turned into mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_0998.jpgThe trees being turned into mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to grind all the trees up before 10 a.m., which is when they started giving out the mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1006.jpgThe Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to grind all the trees up before 10 a.m., which is when they started giving out the mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

One truck being loaded up with free mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1058.jpgOne truck being loaded up with free mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Christmas trees make a good mulch because it holds moisture.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1016.jpgThe Christmas trees make a good mulch because it holds moisture. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The mulch also takes longer to decompose, which means it will last longer.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1023.jpgThe mulch also takes longer to decompose, which means it will last longer. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to load up a truck load of mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1031.jpgThe Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to load up a truck load of mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

A truck load of mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1033.jpgA truck load of mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Most people brought their trucks to take home mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1036.jpgMost people brought their trucks to take home mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Smoothing out the mulch for better transport.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1038.jpgSmoothing out the mulch for better transport. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Loading up another truck full of mulch.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1039.jpgLoading up another truck full of mulch. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Electric Cooperative partnered with the Keep Newberry County Beautiful and volunteered their time and equipment to help grind up Christmas trees and wreaths into mulch to give out, free of charge, to members of the community. Pictured, in no particular order, Chip Moore, Jarrett Waites, Sean Sexton and Debra Shaw, vice president of Member and Public Relations at NEC.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_DSC_1011.jpgThe Newberry Electric Cooperative partnered with the Keep Newberry County Beautiful and volunteered their time and equipment to help grind up Christmas trees and wreaths into mulch to give out, free of charge, to members of the community. Pictured, in no particular order, Chip Moore, Jarrett Waites, Sean Sexton and Debra Shaw, vice president of Member and Public Relations at NEC. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

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