Christmas tree dying? Chip it

Most of our friendly south Philly civic associations are sponsoring a tree recycling program on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 13th and Reed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s the release:

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Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give it a second life by recycling it. Bring your undecorated (decorations don’t make very good mulch) trees to be turned into wood chips and mulch for local parks and gardens. Please note that the City of Philadelphia does not recycle trees left at the curb.

Mark January 5th on your calendars – and bring your tree to Columbus Square Park – details below:

Christmas Tree-Cycling
Saturday, January 5, 2013 – Drop off – 10 am to 4 pm (Unfortunately, we can’t take early drop-offs)

Columbus Square Park at the corner of 13th & Reed Streets

A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the tree chipping.

This event is jointly sponsored by:  Passyunk Civic Association, East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, Newbold Neighbors Association and Bartlett Tree Experts.

Start the new year off right, recycle your holiday tree.