Samantha Knight Weston Family Science program manager for Nature Conservancy Canada, says leaving your Christmas tree in your backyard over the winter can provide many benefits for backyard wildlife. (Submitted photo)

Samantha Knight Weston Family Science program manager for Nature Conservancy Canada, says leaving your Christmas tree in your backyard over the winter can provide many benefits for backyard wildlife. (Submitted photo)

Support Summerland’s dry grad and greenly get rid of your tree until Jan. 9

The Summerland Fire Department will pick up, chip and compost your Christmas tree

If you’re looking to clean up after the holidays, the last chance to get your Christmas tree picked up is Jan. 9.

In exchange for a donation to the Summerland Secondary School Dry Grad, the Summerland Fire Department will pick up your Christmas tree and chip it for composting.

The last pick up is on Jan. 9, and pick ups can be scheduled by calling the Summerland Fire Department at 250-404-4087 or email sfd@summerland.ca for pick up.

READ MORE: How to recycle your trees in the South Okanagan and Similkameen after the holidays

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