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The post-Christmas activities will include taking down the tree and Oakland County parks are accepting trees for those who want to recycle. 

While some communities will pick up trees, many Christmas trees will end up in landfills. 

In partnership with Bordine’s Nursery, the Oakland County Parks & Recreation Department is offering free Christmas Tree recycling at 11 park locations, Addison Oaks Park, Catalpa Oaks, Glen Oaks Golf Course, Groveland Oaks Park, Independence Oaks Park, Lyon Oaks Park, Orion Oaks Park, Red Oaks Golf Course, Springfield Oaks Golf Course, Waterford Oaks Park, and White Lake Oaks Golf Course. 

The recycling program runs through January 16th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., seven days a week.  Two locations, Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks, accept trees through the end of January.  

Oakland County Parks Supervisor Mark Boyd, who oversees Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks, says your tree will be turned into woodchips so all decorations, plastic, tinsel and wire must be removed.

“It’s one of those things that is so easy to do and helps out and becomes a win, win situation,” Boyd said.  “Good for the environment, good for the people.”

Boyd says in the spring residents can pick up the wood chips free of charge for use around the yard.

For more information call 248-858-0906.

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