By - 9/22/16 - 9:05 am

The Bulletin reports on what has now become the annual fire at the giant pile of mulch at Landscape Express on American Legion Highway in Mattapan.

By - 7/26/14 - 9:03 am

Around 3:45 a.m. at 285 Beacon St., Stanley Staco reports. Firefighters made short work of the mulch.

By - 4/24/14 - 6:19 pm

The Chelsea Fire Department reports it's ordered the local Market Basket to get rid of that damned mulch that keeps catching on fire.

Fire detail ordered again at Market Basket for multiple outside fires today. We ordered them to remove the mulch. Some has been removed, they are working on the rest.

Firefighters had to repeatedly respond to the same store last week for repeated mulch fires.

By - 4/14/14 - 7:09 pm

The Chelsea Fire Department reports:

Fire Detail now in place at the Market Basket after 8 mulch fires in last few hours.

By - 9/7/12 - 5:53 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Concord company's First Amendment rights weren't violated just because its landlord tried to evict it for non-payment of rent while it was negotiating with the town over getting rid of "85,000 yards of unscreened compost material."

A. John Marabello began eviction proceedings against Boston Bark when it stopped paying rent in 2009.

Before Marabello moved to evict, Boston Bark was in the process of negotiating a plan with the town to do something about the mulch, which the town said posed a threat to nearby wetlands.

By - 9/6/11 - 9:52 am

Harvest Power of Waltham, which makes mulch, among other things, announced today it is buying Coastal Supply Co. of Delaware, which makes mulch, among other things.

And no doubt, they were singing this tune today: Mulch maker, mulch maker, make me some mulch ...

By - 5/16/11 - 11:05 am

Jeff Egnaczyk begs of his hometown:

Brookline, can you chill OUT with the scented mulch. Why must a wood chip be scented?

Trish Fontanilla wonders if maybe Jeff is just getting his nostrils in a bunch over flowers, but Haley Rose agrees with Egnaczyk:

Seriously, my nose hurts.

By - 1/24/11 - 2:07 pm

In case you need more proof that mulch is evil, AlertNewEngland reports a mulch pile trapped a man in Bellingham this afternoon. Firefighters were on scene attempting to extricate the man, described as conscious and alert.

By - 6/20/10 - 6:07 pm

Channel 5 reports on the fire in a storage yard at 95/128 in Peabody.

Photo by the Salem Evening News.

By - 5/18/10 - 2:41 pm

The Globe reports a truck full of mulch overturned on 128 north in Waltham this afternoon, sending mulch flying everywhere and narrowing the road to just one lane. Don't even think of what would happen if all that mulch caught on fire.

By - 5/6/10 - 2:05 pm

Updated at 4:30 p.m.

Boston firefighters were kept busy today putting out fires in piles of mulch across the city. Crews were dispatched to at least ten locations in Dorchester, Central Square in East Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, Mission Hill and Beacon Hill to douse burning landscaping.

Locations include: Parker Hill Avenue on Mission Hill, Brookline Avenue in the medical area (two there so far), Bennington and London streets in East Boston and Cambridge Street between the T stop and Mass. General, and in Dorchester, Codman Square, Gallivan Boulevard by Neponset Circle; Ashmont T stop, the Best Buy in South Bay; Gallivan Boulevard by the Mt. Washington Bank and Gallivan Boulevard behind St. Brendan's.

Maybe concerned citizens could use some of those cases of leftover Poland Spring to wet down their mulch. Although none of today's fires seemed to cause any damage, Punditreview reminds us that a Peabody apartment building burned to the ground last year in a fire sparked by a lit cigarette thrown in some mulch.

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By - 5/15/07 - 9:47 am

Memo to clueless smokers: If you dispose of lit cigarettes in planters these days, there's a good chance you'll burn down Harvard Square. So just cut it out.