Tree disposal location moves

New site is at northeast corner of ice arena parking lot

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— Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services is once again providing a place for Christmas tree recycling.

Ernie Jenkins, parks supervisor, said trees started popping up Thursday near his offices, but he wanted to remind Steamboat Springs residents the location for tree disposal has changed this year.

For the entire month of January, people can drop off their Christmas trees at the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot.

"We have it well marked with signs," Jenkins said.

He asked that people remember to remove all tinsel, lights, nails and other decorations before recycling the tree.

The Christmas trees are turned into mulch and Jenkins said the mulch would be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis this spring at the same location in the ice arena's parking lot.

Wreaths will not be accepted.

"It is a worthwhile program," Jenkins said. "We get more and more trees every year."

Questions may be referred to City Forester George Hines at 879-4300, ext. 327.

-- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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