Monday, December 29, 2014

Your Christmas Tree's Final Destination

Christmas trees are brought to the community Christmas Tree Recycling event in Upper Pottsgrove last year.

Sure, that tree with the twinkling lights looks good now, and sure, you're planning on leaving it up until New Year's.

But we both know it won't be long before you start getting out the boxes from the attic or basement, schlepping them into the living room and putting the ornaments and lights away.

And then there's the question of what to do with the tree...

Well the SAVE Alliance Foundation may have your answer. Why not recycle it?

The SAVE Alliance Foundation, in cooperation with Upper Pottsgrove Township, will hold its annual Community Christmas Tree Recycling Program on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Althouse Arboretum at 1794 Gilbertsville Road. 

The program will run from 9 am to 3 pm.

The recycling day is open to everyone in the region and is free of charge. 

You are encouraged to give your trees a second purpose and drive them to the Arboretum where volunteers from the newly established nonprofit organization and local students will assist each vehicle in removing the trees. 

With assistance from Upper Pottsgrove Township, the trees will be chipped and donated to the new Althouse Arboretum, where they will used to cover walking trails.

This community event is sponsored by The SAVE Alliance Foundation with its mission to “Inspire communities and their youth to forge the connections that promote environmental sustainability both locally and globally”.

If you have any questions, call the SAVE Alliance Foundation at 267-371-2288 or e-mail execuive director Ken Hamilton at

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