Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

December 27, 2012

Bring One for the Chipper

-- — Across America, around 30 million live Christmas trees are bought each year by families who want to have a fresh tree through the holidays.

Not only is Christmas tree farming a lucrative business nationwide, the trees grown on the farms help filter the air and provide habitats for wildlife. Once the trees are mature, harvested, and used as the centerpiece of holiday decorating in homes, they can then be recycled, again as a benefit to the environment.

Christmas trees and other yard trimmings are not allowed in landfills, so they are chipped and mulched to be used for garden landscaping, among other uses. Some communities even sink the trees into ponds or lakes to provide fish habitat. The trees have a long and useful life far beyond the few weeks they reside decorated in someone’s home.

Some like to enjoy their trees through the New Year, while others are anxious to pack up Christmas decorations as soon as possible. To accommodate everyone, Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful is sponsoring its annual Bring One for the Chipper event, with three locations in the city and two satellite centers accepting the trees for recycling now through the first week in January.

Those who wait until Saturday, Jan. 5 and bring their trees to one of the three Valdosta sites will receive a free tree seedling from KLVB, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

Please don’t trash your trees on the side of a road or leave them to decompose in your yard. Bring your trees to one of the recyling centers instead and let’s keep our community clean and environmentally friendly.

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