It might seem far away, without Christmas having even taken place yet, but millions of Christmas trees will be disposed of as the festive period comes to an end, with between six and eight million real Christmas trees sold in the UK every year.
With this in mind, on the 7th January, Arborez will be at The Old School at Dunholme between 10am – 12pm with their wood chipper, where the public are encouraged to bring their Christmas trees to be recycled into wood chippings. There will be no charge for this service, they are just asking for donations (no set cost) for The Woodland Trust.
If not reused or recycled, trees can end up in landfill which is costly to both the environment and the taxpayer, with the cost of landfilling eight million trees being around £22 million according to gov.uk.
Donations will be collected for The Woodland Trust – the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity who have a vision of a world where woods and trees thrive for people and nature.
They fight to protect woods and trees preventing the loss of irreplaceable habitat, bring back damaged ancient woods, create quality native woods and plant native trees, care for over 1000 woods, keeping them open for us to explore and enjoy, as well as inspiring a love for woods and trees as well as preserving natural heritage for the future generations.
To find out more you can visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk