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Cherokee plans events to recycle Christmas trees

In this story in the Cherokee Tribune, the reporter quotes Davey Atlanta District Manager Chris Heim on the local Christmas tree recycling program. 

by Michelle Babcock Cherokee Xmas Tree
December 25, 2013 11:01 PM

As Christmas celebrations wind down, officials are asking residents to bring their used Christmas tree to one of many “Bring one for the chipper” events across the county.

Chris Heim, a local tree expert with Davey Tree, said bringing trees to the event helps to preserve limited landfill space and enhance the community. Last year’s event brought in 164,806 trees.

“Of those, 160,462 were recycled into mulch by wood chippers for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects and individual homeowner use, 2,586 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats, and 2,063 were used for fuel or other uses,” Heim said.

Since the program began 20 years ago, Heim said ...

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