VAIL — The town of Vail is offering its residents free mulch for placement around trees and shrubs or other garden locations. Mulch helps conserve water by decreasing soil temperatures and the amount of soil exposed to wind and sun. The mulch is available at the town’s Public Works facility, 1309 Elkhorn Drive, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents must load their own trucks and provide their own buckets and shovels. The mulch will be available while supplies last until Nov. 2.
The town’s supply of wood chip mulch comes from beetle kill trees that have been removed from the area during the past few years. For more information, contact Charlie Turnbull, the town’s streets superintendent, at 970-477-3425.