A Christmas 'Tree' in our town
By Judy Evans
December 6, 2018 2:43am CST
Christmas is certainly in the air now and our local tyre service company came up with a novel idea for a Christmas tree. Tyres of diminishing sizes have been stacked up and painted green then decorated with bright red bows. And did you know that rubber is naturally white, not black? Carbon black is added to enhance various qualities that prolong the life of the tyre, including improving the tensile strength. Lego is one of the largest manufacturers of tyres in the world with the first LEGO wheel being included set No. 400, which was realised in 1962. They produce 318 million LEGO tyres each year. That's a whole heap of tyres. I'm presuming they are all toy tyres.
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• Bunbury, Australia
@responsiveme I've planted potatoes in one tyre then at a certain stage added another tyre and almost covered the plants with soil and done that about three or four times. At each stage the plants sets potatoes so eventually you have a great harvest of potatoes in the tyres.
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
@JudyEv It is. People get creative like making a Christmas tree of the dried part of the plant. Palm tree has a part that red berries form and they fall off and the wooden part that held the red berries falls off eventually. The wooden part is sturdy and if you know how to cure it to rid it of any insects, you can decorate it with ornaments for a Christmas tree. I've seen it decorated, but you've got to get one formed just right to be able to be mounted and spray painted or left in the original color.
• Bunbury, Australia
I guess they're talking toy tyres not real ones. Our boys played with Lego for years and years - as did Vince for quite a while! With the kids that is. Did you play with them too? When the boys were little and had gone to bed, Vince and a friend made a pile-driver that drove a match into a lump of Plastacine. They had a lot of fun doing it but the best part was watching them trying to get up off the floor.