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It's easy to find the Geil home in rural Mahomet. As Phil Geil puts it, "you can't miss the wind turbine."
If your Christmas tree is dropping brown needles on the carpet, now might be a good time to make it “green” again by donating it for resuse.
As in past years, Champaign County Forest Preserve District is accepting used Christmas trees for recycling.
The Village of Mahomet is scheduling a special brush collection to deal with the aftermath of the severe thunderstorms on June 25.
Streets and Maintenance Superintendent Eric Crowley, whose staff was busy cleaning up felled trees and other damage on Wednesday, said that the special collection will start the week of July 8.
If the needles on your Christmas tree are beginning to turn brown and litter the carpet, don’t worry—it can still find a useful home at one of the county’s forest preserves.
It's just past 9 a.m. on a morning so hot that the sky feels like a hand pressing down. It's already the kind of day on which Mother Nature seems to sink into a lazy stupor.
Though not officially designated yet as a Tree City USA, Mahomet is certainly a tree-filled community.
Therefore a recently appointed Tree Commission has been taking steps to gain Mahomet that special designation, as well as update the current ordinance and polices pertaining to tree maintenance, selection, and removal in the community.
Have you ever wondered how much impact your daily life has on the environment?
Local residents will get a chance to answer that question at the first-ever “Earth Day Every Day” event at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve next weekend.
On a day that seems more like the first blush of spring than winter, Roy Van Arsdall drills a 7/16ths-inch hole slantways in a sugar maple and fits a metal spout into the tree trunk. An empty milk jug with a hole cut in it fits neatly over the spout, and within seconds sap can be heard dripping against the plastic.
“It's running,” he says with a smile.