When the Christmas lights go out on your live tree and it’s time to take it down. We have a solution on what to do.
The Ravenwood High School Band will be collecting Christmas trees. As one of their annual fundraisers for the year, they will come to your home and remove the tree from the curb.
Those wanting to have their trees removed have an option of five dates beginning on Dec. 29 and running through Jan. 6.
In order to have a tree removed, simply fill out the online form with your selected date and address. See the online form here.
Since the tree removal is a fundraiser, there is no set amount for the removal but the band will be accepting donations. Place your donation in an envelope, either staple it to the tree or tape it to your front door. These donations help pay for the band programs at RHS.
For questions regarding the tree removal service, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to recycle your tree yourself, you may drop off your tree at several parks in the area. Brentwood- Crockett, Granny White, and River Park. Franklin parks include Jim Warren, Liberty, and Fieldstone. Fairview residents can drop off their trees at Bowie Park. Place trees in the designated places. For more information, click here.
Need a tip on the best way to remove your tree? According to the National Christmas Tree Association, The best way to avoid a mess removing your tree is to place a plastic tree bag (available at hardware stores) underneath the stand when you set the tree up. You can hide it with a tree skirt. Then, when the holidays are done, pull the bag up around the tree, stand and all, and carry it outside. Obviously, you will want to remove the stand before recycling the tree. If some needles do scatter inside, it is better to sweep them up; needles can clog vacuum cleaners.