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Four places in Ann Arbor where you can drop off Christmas trees

Christmas trees in the library were decorated with quotes from famous writers and scholars.
Emily Bogle
Christmas trees in the library were decorated with quotes from famous writers and scholars.

With Christmas approaching on Sunday, there will be quite a few people in the weeks that follow wondering what to do with their Christmas trees. There will be four locations around Ann Arbor where they can drop off discarded trees for free.

When you’re done with your tree and want to get rid of it, Ann Arbor Public Works manager Molly Maciejewski has some very simple instructions.

“As long as you remove all of your ornaments, plastic items, lights, you can bring it to one of our four drop-off locations all the way up until January 16th, 2023. And we’ll chip it and take care of it.”

Those four locations are located at the parking lots of West Park, the Gallup Boat Launch, and Olson Park and the Southeast Area Park located on Ellsworth at Platt Road.

Once the trees are chipped, they are made available to the public in the spring as mulch.

Last year, the city collected more than 3,000 trees.

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Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
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