“Recycle” Your Christmas tree
Since Christmas trees are biodegradable, their branches may be removed, chipped, and used as mulch. The Service Department will pick up Christmas Trees from January 1st through January 31st. Put your tree out at the curb on any day during the month of January, and the Service Department will come by and collect them. They will chip, reprocess, and grind them into mulch which they will then sell back to the residents in the Spring for use in their gardens, pathways, etc.
Next year, consider getting a living, rooted tree that can be planted in your yard after Christmas. It’s a good idea to pre-dig the hole in the late Fall while the soil is still soft.
NEVER burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. Pines, firs, and other evergreens have a high content of flammable turpentine oils. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote build-up which could result in a chimney fire.