Christmas tree,Woodchipper

Appleton again offers 'Tree for a Tree' coupons

December 26, 2016

(Photo: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) Question: What happens to the Christmas trees that are discarded after the holidays? I hope they aren't tossed in a landfill. Answer: The trees don't end up in a landfill. Rather, most of them have a date with a wood chipper. Municipal crews in the Fox Cities pick up Christmas trees that residents place by the curb and then run them through a chipper for reuse as wood mulch, either by the city or by residents. Appleton, though, offers an alternative through its annual "Tree for a Tree" program. Appleton residents can take Christmas trees to the city's yard waste site, 2625 E. Glendale Ave. In return, they receive a coupon for a white spruce seedling for every tree they bring to the site. Participation...

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