When the holidays are over, it’s time to get rid of your Christmas trees. A great way to recycle your real Christmas trees and benefit your local boy scout troops is to tag your tree with the $20 donation and drag your tree out to the designated area. You local boy scouts should leave you an envelope at your door, if not, call your local troop or the number provided on the signs in the neighborhood. I saw plenty of signs in Issaquah Highlands and Klahanie neighborhoods. All the trees are gathered and brought to a chipper at Beaver Lake Park. The trees are ground up and used at local parks, a great way to recycle the trees.
My boys end up coming home with many pine needles and smelling like Christmas trees. Christmas is long over, but I am still finding pine needles in our laundry room. The boys scouts work hard all day lifting and moving the trees. This is a big undertaking and one of the biggest fundraisers for the local boy scouts. Many of the moms (& dads) gathered to make sandwiches and serve up chili for the troops. Some of the dads also go and rent the trailers to haul the trees. I also learned that there is a “command center” where they track where the troops are and troubleshoot missed pickups, etc. That was very interesting to see.
Thank you for supporting your local boy scout troops!