Christmas trees have a short time to cheer us and bring the outdoors to our homes. Oh, I love that smell of evergreen.
But then the season is over and they can't stay in our homes anymore. Downey collects the discarded trees and recycles them into mulch. Later in the year, residents can get free mulch for their lawns.
“...freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin―inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night...”
~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain