James Suh (right) helps his fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 2000 unload a Christmas tree from a car as they volunteer during Bring One for the Chipper at the Home Depot off of States Bridge Rd. in Johns Creek on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Here’s how to get rid of your live (now dead) tree after Christmas

The tree is brown, needles are littering the floor, ornaments are dropping: it’s time to get rid of that “live” Christmas tree. 

Luckily, Suwanee’s annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event will take care of it. The city holds its “treecycling” event every year, allowing people to bring their brittle, dry trees to Sims Lake Park and have them chipped into mulch. 

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You can start dropping off trees at Sims Lake Park on Dec. 26, and collection lasts through Jan. 5. On Jan. 5, volunteers will be on hand to help unload the dead trees and hand out tree seedlings.

Once trees are disposed of, they will be used as mulch at Suwanee parks. In 2017, 1,200 trees helped cover the ground at city parks. 

Make sure to remove all decorations from your trees before dropping them off. Sims Lake Park is located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road.

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