13 Locations to Donate Christmas Trees That Provides Landscaping for County Parks
By Sharon Aron Baron
When the holidays are long gone and the Christmas tree isn’t, it’s time to jump in and donate to Broward County’s annual Chip-a-Tree initiative.
Last year Broward County Parks recycled nearly 4,000 trees that otherwise would likely have been sent to landfill.
For the free program, Broward County residents must remove all decorations from their Christmas trees. Decorated trees will not be accepted and the trees will then be taken to a participating park.
The trees are then felled and used for landscaping throughout the county park system.
The recently appointed Vice Mayor of Broward County Michael Udine encourages everyone to take advantage of this service.
“You can dispose of your tree in a safe and environmentally friendly way knowing that even this small act will help our parking system and the environment,” said Udine, adding, “In a year where we have all tried to give to others and to help this is a great way to continue. “
This season’s program runs every day Monday, January 18, 2021This gives the residents enough time before they drag their tree into a park.
The regular admission price for the weekend and the holiday gate does not apply to recyclers. So there is no excuse for not doing the right thing. There is a limit of two trees per vehicle, artificial trees are not accepted, and utility vehicles or garbage trucks are not allowed.
Hours vary; Call the park of your choice for more information.
Fern Forest Nature Center201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063; 954-357-5198
Tradewinds Park & Stables3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek 33073; 954-357-8870
Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City 33024; 954-357-5150
CB Smith Park900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines 33028; 954-357-5170
Easterlin Park1000 NW 38th St., Oakland Park 33309; 954-357-5190
Markham Park & finish area16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326; 954-357-8868
Plantation Heritage Park1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317; 954-357-5135
Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park2520 NW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-357-8801
Natural Area of the Island of the Snake Warrior3600 SW 62nd Ave., Miramar 33023; 954-357-8776
Treetop Park3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie 33328; 954-357-5130
TY (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood 33021; 954-357-8811
Show park view4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie 33330; 954-357-8898
West Lake Park1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019; 954-357-5161
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Sharon Aron Baron is based in Parkland and is the editor of Talk Media. She has been reporting on Parkland News since 2012. Parkland Talk was founded to provide news, views, and entertainment to Parkland residents.
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