Tree disposal helps Whidbey Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity

Dispose of your Christmas tree and help a good cause after all the gifts are unwrapped and the holiday season comes to an end. Two local groups are sponsoring tree disposal events.

Boy Scout Troop 4053, sponsored by the Central Whidbey Lions Club, will pick up Christmas trees for recycling Sunday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a donation fundraiser. The collection area encompasses Dugualla Bay Road south to Greenbank. You need not be present for tree pickup. For arrangements call Kathy at 678-3263 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number, no later than Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. No flocked trees or trees with tinsel can be accepted. Make checks payable to BSA Troop 4053. BSA Troop 4053 wishes everyone a merry Christmas.

Habitat for Humanity of Island County and Pioneer Tree and Landscape Inc. are partnering to offer the community an option for disposing of Christmas trees. On Friday, Dec. 30, 9 a.m. to noon, Pioneer Tree and Landscaping will be at the chamber lot, next to North Whidbey Middle School, accepting Christmas trees for chipping.

Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, and tinsel, as these items will break the chipper. No flock trees will be accepted. A minimum donation of $10 is suggested. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Island County.


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