All of us have had manure, compost, refuse thrown at us. It may come in the form of trauma, stress, grief, loss, death or sickness. It may be negative words that have been spoken over you. Acts of violence or abandonment. I want to you put all of these things in your compost bin. Did you know that compost and mulch are the very things that nurture the tree and help it to grow? It is the manure that stinks so bad that actually makes the soil sweet. It is the manure that feeds the root system of the tree and makes the tree healthy and stronger.