When your beautiful Christmas tree is finished bringing joy at your house this year, it can continue to do good as part of Nevada Division of Forestry's (NDF) recycling project. NDF's idea is to keep the trees out of the landfill and keep them from being dumped on the public lands while having them be of use to the community.
The former Christmas trees can be used by the city, county, or NDF, after they're chipped up. They'll make a great mulch to help with erosion control and water conservation.
It will be easy to drop off your Christmas tree after the holidays at a fire station near you. NDF has renewed last year's arrangements with the Winnemucca City Fire Department on East Winnemucca Boulevard, the Winnemucca Rural Fire Department on Baud Street, the Grass Valley Fire Department in Dutchman Acres and the Paradise Valley Fire Department in downtown Paradise.
NDF will use a chipper on loan from the state's resource department to chip all the trees and make the mulch available for area projects. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees starting any time from the day after Christmas through the first week in January at any of the mentioned fire stations and NDF will come around regularly to pick them up.
NDF collected and chipped 30 trees last year and they're hoping to get the word out to everyone who needs to dispose of a tree this year so they can best last year's results.
Any questions? Call 775-315-1721.