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Robert Guzak
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Username: Rjg

Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 10:13 am:   

I have noticed with much dismay that the city seems to have converted to colored mulch for use on public landscapes (medians, etc). Why is this? It looks incredibly artificial and not sure what the problem is with good old shredded hardwood mulch. I thought Frisco was pretty enlightened regarding natural landscaping (for instance the focus on planting native trees and plants)so wondering what is happening with this.

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Username: Rick

Post Number: 389
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 04:23 pm:   


The colored mulch you see is actually re-cycled wood (mainly from building projects). We are able to purchase this material for less than half the cost of hardwood mulch. With several thousand trees on our medians and in our parks, this is a significant annual savings for our department and the City’s taxpayers, as well as being an environmentally friendly practice.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any future questions are concerns.


Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks

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