Donate Used Christmas Trees for Wildlife Habitat

Contact(s): Ed Haverlack at James River Ranger District: (540) 962 - 2214

Donate Used Christmas Trees for Wildlife Habitat

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Covington, Va. - The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is collecting Christmas trees December 27 through January 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We will only accept clean trees; trees containing sprays, paints, tinsel and other decorative materials are not safe for animals or the environment.  Deliver trees to the James River Work Center, Dolly Ann Depot on Smokey Bear Lane in Covington, Va; follow the arrows to the drop off point.  These trees are added to existing brush piles for small non-game species. 


“Over the past 12 years, hundreds of Christmas trees were turned into wildlife habitat” said District Ranger Pat Sheridan.  “Recycling trees saves valuable space in landfills and keeps pollutants out of the air by eliminating the need to burn discarded trees.”  For additional information contact the James River Ranger District at (540) 962-2214.