EMAN Will Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The trees will be chipped and recycled into mulch for a community garden.

The following was provided to Patch:

If your “real” Christmas tree brought your family happiness during the holidays, don’t let it end its service in a landfill or dump! Please consider allowing it to continue to provide beauty by being chipped and recycled into mulch that will benefit a community garden!

For the third year, East Mt. Airy Neighbors will be participating in the Philadelphia TreeCycling program, and has arranged a new additional event in partnership with Awbury Arboretum.

Ornaments, tinsel, etc., should be removed from trees before you bring them. There will be a $5 fee for each tree, to cover the cost of the events, and to support EMAN’s work in the community, and to help EMAN and Awbury continue to offer sustainability activities in the community.

The City TreeCycling event will take place on Sunday, January 5th, from 1 till 4 PM, on the parking lot on Chew Avenue, just south of Mt. Airy Avenue (behind the Sedgwick Theater). The mulch will be donated to community gardens in the neighborhood.

The Awbury event will be at the Cope House at the Arboretum, on Saturday, January 11th, from 11 till 2.  The entrance to the grounds is on the east side of Chew Avenue, just south of Washington Lane, near the SEPTA railroad bridge. (There will be signs directing you to Cope House.) The mulch will be distributed to several garden areas in the Arboretum.


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