The Christmas tree was beautiful; but now the holiday's over, the presents are opened and the tree is still dropping pine needles everywhere.
Fortunately, Lake Metroparks is helping people recycle their tree.
People can drop off their trees at more than a dozen locations throughout Lake County. And the trees will chipped and then composted or used as mulch at various Lake Metroparks locations.
Tree bins have been installed at the following parks:
- Veterans Park, 5730 Hopkins Rd., Mentor
- Chagrin River Park, 3100 Reeves Rd., Willoughby/Eastlake
- Chapin Forest Reservation, 9938 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306), Kirtland
- Concord Woods Nature Park, 11211 Spear Rd., Concord Twp.
- Erie Shores Golf Course, 7298 Lake Rd. E., Madison
- Girdled Road Reservation, 12926 Radcliffe Rd., Concord Twp.
- Grand River Landing, 1181 N. St. Clair St., Fairport Harbor
- Gully Brook Park, 2100 River Rd., Willoughby Hills
- Helen Hazen Wyman Park, 6101 Painesville-Warren Rd. (Rt. 86), Concord Twp.
- Hidden Valley Park, 4872 Klasen Rd., Madison Twp.
- Lakeshore Reservation, 4799 Lockwood Rd., North Perry Village
- Parsons Gardens, 37840 Erie Rd., Willoughby
- Penitentiary Glen Reservation, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland
- Pete's Pond Preserve, 2255 Rockefeller Rd., Wickliffe
All decorations (including garland and tinsel) should be removed prior to placing tree in a recycling bin. Bins will be removed the week of Jan. 17.