Line clearance tree crews working throughout the company's service territory generate more than 2 million cubic feet of mulch each year. And we give it all away – mostly to home owners, tree nurseries, schools and parks.
Depending on the equipment being utilized, a full load of mulch ranges between 7 and 13.5 cubic yards. The contractor will specify the amount available prior to delivering. During winter, the mulch primarily consists of wood chips and occasional evergreen needles. During summer, leaves are mixed in with the chips, making an excellent source of organic material.
There is no list kept for delivering mulch. Orders are given to crews with instructions to dump at the nearest address to the work site in order to reduce our costs. Wood chips/mulch pickup is available to customers in the Des Moines area only, and can be accessed at the service center located at 4845 Northeast 22nd Street at the northeast corner of the parking lot.