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Sunday Conversation with... Chris Heim

In this story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Davey District Manager Chris Heim talks about the tree recycling program in Atlanta.

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013


By Ann Hardie

For the AJC

Yes, you can drag that Fraser fir or blue spruce that brought you joy and memories to the end of the driveway, where it is destined for the landfill. Or you could give your Christmas tree new life by taking it to your local Home Depot store and recycling it to enhance neighborhood parks or provide fish with a cool place to live. On Saturday, the 23rd annual “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling will take place across the metro area. Last year, more than 106,000 trees were ground into mulch for playgrounds and other public landscaping projects while 7,200 were used to create fish habitats. The event, sponsored by Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, along with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and corporate sponsors The Home Depot, WXIA and Davey Tree Expert Co., is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country, having recycled more than six million trees to date. The AJC talked with Chris Heim, Davey’s district manager, about how tree recycling has become a community event that benefits everyone.

For the full story, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website.

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